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# chess - Monday 16 December, 2019

The world's best chess star has become the top fantasy football player on the planet
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

The world's best chess star has become the top fantasy football player on the planet

Dec 16th 2019, 7:18 PM 14,813 Views 13 Comments

It has emerged that Norway’s Magnus Carlsen is highly talented at more than one activity.

# chess - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'I've met a lot of people who threw away their livelihoods because of how addictive chess was'
# Obsession
From The42
# Obsession

'I've met a lot of people who threw away their livelihoods because of how addictive chess was'

Dec 25th 2018, 3:00 PM 24,452 Views 15 Comments

Brin-Jonathan Butler discusses his new book, ‘The Grandmaster’.

# chess - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

'If you're worried about the physical side of any sport, then play chess'
# Risk
From The42
# Risk

'If you're worried about the physical side of any sport, then play chess'

Oct 3rd 2017, 6:04 PM 5,486 Views 11 Comments

Roy Keane has paid tribute to the retiring Kevin Doyle but also warned of the risks of playing football at the highest level.

# chess - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

World chess champ and Kremlin foe wins European court case against Russia
# Garry Kasparov
# Garry Kasparov

World chess champ and Kremlin foe wins European court case against Russia

Dec 14th 2016, 8:04 AM 7,583 Views 27 Comments

Garry Kasparov was arrested for peaceful protests on several occasions, the court found.

# chess - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Women's chess champion to boycott world finals in Iran over requirement to wear hijab
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

Women's chess champion to boycott world finals in Iran over requirement to wear hijab

Oct 11th 2016, 6:05 PM 24,645 Views 95 Comments

American Nazi Paikidze-Barnes says it is “unacceptable” to host the World Championships “in a place where women do not have basic fundamental rights”.

# chess - Monday 20 April, 2015

A chess champion says men are "hardwired" to be better at the game - and people aren't happy
# A Rook And A Hard Place
# A Rook And A Hard Place

A chess champion says men are "hardwired" to be better at the game - and people aren't happy

Apr 20th 2015, 7:43 PM 7,563 Views 83 Comments

Nigel Short says we should “accept it as a fact” that men possess different skills.

# chess - Monday 29 September, 2014

Opinion: Struggling Munster must give Hanrahan more game time
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Opinion: Struggling Munster must give Hanrahan more game time

Sep 29th 2014, 5:06 PM 7,199 Views 14 Comments

The centre pairing of Denis Hurley and Ivan Dineen struggled in the province’s recent match with Ospreys.

# chess - Saturday 25 January, 2014

It only took 79 seconds for this guy to beat Bill Gates at chess
# Grandmaster Flash
From The Daily Edge
# Grandmaster Flash

It only took 79 seconds for this guy to beat Bill Gates at chess

Jan 25th 2014, 1:45 PM 1,883 Views 2 Comments

He’s the world’s best chess player, and he’s only 23.

# chess - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Castleknock killing was “over a game of chess”
# Castleknock
# Castleknock

Castleknock killing was “over a game of chess”

Jan 12th 2014, 7:58 PM 77,061 Views 42 Comments

The man is believed to have called gardaí himself after the killing and waited to be arrested.

# chess - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Indian media sees new chess world order after Carlsen win
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Indian media sees new chess world order after Carlsen win

Nov 23rd 2013, 3:44 PM 2,243 Views 3 Comments

Viswanathan Anand was outplayed by the Norwegian prodigy in the battle for the title.

# chess - Friday 8 November, 2013

Rubber duck beats Pac Man and My Little Pony into Toy Hall of Fame
# Rubber Duckie
From The Daily Edge
# Rubber Duckie

Rubber duck beats Pac Man and My Little Pony into Toy Hall of Fame

Nov 8th 2013, 9:39 AM 1,110 Views 0 Comments

We demand a recount!

# chess - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Chess giving hope to slum children
# Uganda
# Uganda

Chess giving hope to slum children

Feb 10th 2013, 9:45 AM 5,534 Views 13 Comments

Self-confidence, discipline and higher ambitions for their future: some of the benefits being reaped by kids attending chess club in Kampala.

# chess - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Sep 16th 2012, 11:00 AM 83 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# chess - Monday 18 April, 2011

Chess-mad Armenia makes the game compulsory in schools
# Checkmates
# Checkmates

Chess-mad Armenia makes the game compulsory in schools

Apr 18th 2011, 5:47 PM 830 Views 0 Comments

The country’s president is head of the national chess association – and now primary schools are getting funding to find new generation of grandmasters.

# chess - Friday 25 March, 2011

Chess world scandalised by alleged French cheating
# Chess Cheats?
From The Daily Edge
# Chess Cheats?

Chess world scandalised by alleged French cheating

Mar 25th 2011, 12:36 PM 428 Views 0 Comments

Three team members suspended after a plot involving text messages, computers and coded signals was discovered.

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Mar 25th 2011, 8:10 AM 1,575 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: British police may investigate Neil Prendeville; how Barack Obama was locked out of the White House and the cheating scandal that’s rocking the chess world.