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Vladimir Putin’s Chess-Master Nemesis

A profile of Garry Kasparov, who exiled himself from Russia last year and is running for president of FIDE, the governing body of chess. The election has become the dirtiest in FIDE history and a proxy debate over freedom and Russia’s future; Kasparov’s opponent has the full backing of Vladimir Putin.

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How To Catch A Chess Cheater

A profile of Ken Regan, a computer scientist, chess master, and world champion at detecting cheaters in chess.

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Rooked

The evolution of cheating in chess.

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$5 Chess Game, Best-of-Three, Zuccotti Park

On playing chess and waiting to get arrested.

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Planet Kirsan

Inside a chess master’s fiefdom.

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Grandmasters in Guayaberas

How a commuter college in Miami became a chess powerhouse.

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The Bobby Fischer Defense

“If genius is hard to define, madness is even more so.” One chess champion’s take on the tortured life of another.

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The Chess Master

A grandmaster on the computers that have bested him and how we have misunderstood the implications of artificial intelligence.