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World-Class Chess, World-Class Design

Design firm Pentagram created the chess set being used in the World Chess Championship. It also designs Tablet’s print magazine.

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Chess Loses Two Greats

Remembering Mark Taimanov and Mark Dvoretsky

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Chess Memories of My Grandfather

My grandfather was the dentist of some of New York’s best chess players, including Samuel Reshevsky, Al Horowitz, and Edward Lasker. And he wasn’t so bad at the game himself.

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The Sleek, Hard-Fought World Chess Championship Is Locked Up After Four Games

Defending champion Magnus Carlsen has his hands full with his pugnacious challenger, Sergey Karjakin of Russia, who badly wants to bring a title back home

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Election Got You Bummed Out? Stressed? Play Some Chess.

Let the game of kings provide you with an ancient, soothing remedy: a deep and intimate engagement with people

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Should U.S. Female Chess Champion Nazí Paikidze Be Forced To Wear a Hijab?

An intensely important debate has seized the chess world because a top female player is refusing to compete in next year’s world championship in Iran

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Grandmaster David Bronstein Selected to World Chess Hall of Fame

Bronstein, who nearly became World Champion in 1951, will be honored at a ceremony in April along with Sonja Graf-Stevenson and Howard Staunton

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St. Louis Exhibit Highlights the Legendary Women of Chess

A new exhibit at the St. Louis Chess Hall of Fame, called ‘Her Turn: Revolutionary Women of Chess’, features many of the greatest female chess players in history

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Fischermania

‘Pawn Sacrifice’ tells the story of the 1972 World Chess Championship in Iceland, a Cold War match between Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union and American Bobby Fischer

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Current Movie Crush: ‘Pawn Sacrifice’

Bobby Fischer vies for the 1972 World Chess Championship, takes on ‘the Russians and the Jews’

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Carissa Yip, 11, is Youngest Female Chess Master in U.S. History

Can she reach grandmaster status, shatter gender barriers a la Judit Polgár?

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The Age of Bad Holocaust Novels

A cautionary tale: ‘The Death’s Head Chess Club’ and other period fantasies are the inevitable next thing in Shoah fiction

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The ‘New York Times’ Is So Hot Right Now

Gray Lady cuts bridge column with ‘sadness’; nixed chess column 6 mos. ago

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A Chess Legend’s Barrier-Breaking Legacy

The chess world responds to Judit Polgar’s recently announced retirement

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First Western-Born Chess Champ Since Fischer

Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, 22, crowned World Chess Champion today

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A Passionate Rivalry Between Two Women—On the Chess Board and Everywhere Else

International chess champions Anna Zatonskih and Irina Krush play the game of life to a draw

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Bobby Fischer vs. The Rebbe

The chess genius denied he was a Jew, but the Lubavitcher Rebbe disagreed. Who was right?

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Iranian Grandmaster Checkmates Israeli

Latest gambit in rivalry leaves no endgame in sight

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Israeli Attains New Chess High

And Sharansky checkmates boxer Salita

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All the Right Moves

A chess amateur shows how the game has mesmerized through the ages

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