Checkmate. Chess is Cool Again.

In 2016 I stumbled across the online buzz of the Chess World Championship where there were dramatic drawn out games at the highest level between two competitors. There names are ones you might recognize: Magnus Carlsen, the Standing World Champion, and Sergey Karjakin. In 2016 they were 25 and 26 years old respectively.

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These young chess masters fascinated me and peaked my interest in the traditional game of…