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Friday, December 27, 2002 Permanent link to this day

Making Moves: Erotic Chess

The language of chess is very sexual. I mean, what are you supposed to think when somebody declares that they're going to mate you in five moves so you might as well surrender now?

[via Daze Reader]

Monday, April 01, 2002 Permanent link to this day
Bobby Fisher interviews

This caught my eye from my referrer logs: a collection of radio interviews with Bobby Fisher from 1999 to this January. There's also a bunch of material there related to Fisher. Some of the interviews are mirrored here and here.

Friday, February 15, 2002 Permanent link to this day
Afghan chess

The Taliban's War on Chess

When the Taliban caught Haji Shirullah, a Kabul businessman, playing chess in his office with his brother they burnt the chessboard and the pieces. "They put us in jail for two days," he recalled with a rueful smile. "The Taliban believed chess was a form of gambling and distracted people from saying their prayers."

Sunday, February 03, 2002 Permanent link to this day
Fischer on ICC a hoax?

Bobby Fischer is denying reports from some, including Nigel Short, that he was playing anonymously on the Internet Chess Club last year.

Monday, January 21, 2002 Permanent link to this day
Chess cheat

A chess player at the 17th Open International Tournament in Nice was caught cheating. He was apparently using a Novag Sapphire chess computer hidden in his raincoat.

Friday, December 28, 2001 Permanent link to this day
Chess variants

Chess variants galore. [via Plep]

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