Many of the world’s best are competing at the London Chess Classic. My favorite NY Time columnist covers the first round. (source) Play the Adams-Howell match which lasted only 27 moves, and see if you can figure out the line of attack after move 19.

CNN questions whether Chess is really a spectator sport, as it was in the recent Asian games. (source) Turns out that nearly any game can be a spectator sport. Witness this recent audience watching a D&D game at PAX. Not only do they watch, they’re given an opportunity to decide aspects of the game in progress.


Barbara Kruger’s talking art piece Chess sets for $30k. (source)