Spoiler alert: Cage lost … twice.
The World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis features over 200 comic books that use the strategies, conflicts, and battles of chess as a narrative theme.
A new book features detailed photos and short essays about an eclectic range of elaborate chess sets from across multiple centuries and continents.
Last year artists Scott Kildall and Bryan Cera collaborated on a project called “Readymake: Duchamp Chess Pieces,” which reconstructed a chess set designed by Marcel Duchamp with a 3D printer.
In 1924, competitive chess players in Paris founded the World Chess Federation, the first international governing chess organization.
Set sometime in the ’80s, mumblecore maven Andrew Bujalski’s fourth feature, Computer Chess, is an adventurous and peculiar period piece. Chronicling a tournament of computers competing in chess and the programmers who code them, the film endearingly evokes the nascent and heady era before smart phones, laptops, and the internet.