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Do You Remember When Chess Grandmasters Were Headline News?

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I am currently watching "The Queen's Gambit" on Netflix which is about a female chess prodigy, the story is really good. I personally don't play chess but it made me think about when I was a kid chess grandmaster were in the news, can't recall seeing anything about chess for years. Is memory playing tricks?

beccatavender
1 month ago
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TheChimp
TheChimp1 month ago

Na, you're quite right.

Every so often there was a news story about the latest grandmaster showdown.

It was so newsworthy that even Colombo had a plotline around chess.

And then there was Nigel Short, the British grandmaster.

So your mind isn't playing tricks.

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G0501
G05011 month ago

We started watching that show last night as well and it looks promising. And you're right, we don't hear about grandmasters anymore, or chess for that matters.

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TheChimp
TheChimp1 month ago

G0501 Yeah, but it is boring though 😆

I started playing chess at around 7 year old.

I stopped a few years later because I realized that there was better things to do.

I suppose it's each to their own, but I wouldn't move my prawn 2 spaces anytime soon 😉

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ACR
ACR25 days ago

You do see to odd report on the reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. Although, it's unlikely it'll get much coverage unless a British grandmaster is in contention for a future World Chess Championship.

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seasider71
seasider7125 days ago

I've never played chess. I vaguely remember this programme from my childhood even though I've tried not to.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Master_Game

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