Ukraine War Disrupts the Quiet World of Chess

The game’s international federation, FIDE, has canceled a major Moscow tournament, among other steps to distance itself from Russia, where chess has deep roots. Elite players there have condemned the invasion.

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Breast Implant Company’s Sponsorship of Women’s Chess Draws Backlash

The International Chess Federation’s partnership with Establishment Labs touched off criticism in the chess world, where women say they have long faced unequal treatment and misogyny.

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She’s a Chess Champion Who Can Barely See the Board

Like the fictional Beth Harmon in “The Queen’s Gambit,” she’s trying to find a way to get to Russia to compete. Unlike Beth, she’s blind.

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‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Sends Chess Set Sales Soaring

The Netflix show about a chess prodigy has reignited interest in the game and fueled demand for sets, accessories and timers.

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Chess Thrives Online Despite Pandemic

The world’s top chess players are competing online with in-person tournaments shut down. Millions of amateurs are joining in, too.

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