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"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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“The existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc.”

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It may not be inapt to liken the attainment of the North Pole to the winning of a game of chess, in which all the various moves leading to a favorable conclusion had been planned in advance, long before the actual game began. It was an old game for me — a game which I […]

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“I sought devices to enable me mechanically to abide my waking hours…. By sheer visualization under my eyelids I constructed chess-boards and played both sides of long games through to checkmate. But when I had become expert at this visualized game of memory the exercise palled on me. Exercise it was, for there could be […]

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“My love of dynamic comp­lications…”

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“Even chess was too poetical for him.”

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“All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon.”

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The longer they played, they happier grew.

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During the endgame, the king comes into his own.

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“The ordinary recreations which we have in winter”

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“Like a chess board of vert and azure.”

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“Analysis is a glittering opportunity for training.”

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Check out the fruits of these characters!

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Klassy chess!

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Retro-futuristic chess.

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The Omega Man plays chess — alone.

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“I’m the darling of the chess set.”

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The HiLo Life.

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Chess ain’t just for highbrows.

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“There is no remorse like the remorse of Chess.”

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“Life is a kind of Chess.”

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Atomic Chess is won by causing the explosion of the opposing king.

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Chess is the art of analysis.

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Is Beckett’s ENDGAME based on an endgame analyzed by Duchamp?

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“Chess is the word, it’s the word that you heard”