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Check, mate: rediscovering the chess board

I grew up knowing I was no good at chess, but …, writes Crikey reader Jay Martin.

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World championship chess: Kramnik fights back

At the tenth game only one person seemed unaware that the World Chess Championship was supposed to be all over — Vladimir Kramnik, writes Ian Rogers.

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World Chess: The Painter and the philistine

Each game for Kramnik is an opportunity to try to create a work of art, albeit one where his opponent tries to obstruct him at every move, writes Ian Rogers.

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World championship chess: the brain explosion

Bobby Fischer used to say that he liked to crush the other guy’s ego. Anand now does not have to bother – Kramnik has destroyed his own ego, writes Ian Rogers.

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World championship chess: Nadal v. Federer with pawns

There was atmosphere and passion aplenty in Bonn on Friday as Anand and Kramnik fought out one of the greatest World Championship games of the modern era, writes Ian Rogers.

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World championship chess: Live from Bonn

Vladimir Kramnik is taking on Viswanathan Anand recently voted India’s greatest sportsman of the past 60 years, writes Australia’s first Grandmaster Ian Rogers.

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The Age moving around its chess pieces

The editor of the Canberra Times, Mark Baker, is coming back to Melbourne to a senior editorial role on the Sunday Age, writes Margaret Simons.

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