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When I’m Sixty-Four

Playing chess and negotiating a safe passage out of Libya or arranging a visit to an alien spaceship? Its a mystery, but who knows? There are 64 squares on the chess board and 64 DNA codons. Chess appeared somewhat mysteriously … Continue reading

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Beyond the Metaphor of sacrifice : the grandmaster as poet

In the Medieval period, an age of magicians and shamans, it was only natural that they should cast their spells over the game; and there were a great many chessboards on which it was considered sheer folly to be the … Continue reading

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