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11 hrs ago | Mail on Sunday

Checkmate! Watch the world's most unique chess game ... played with ...

Checkmate! Watch the world's most unique chess game ... played with 550 people dressed up as noblemen and peasants as well as knights riding horses If you love history, drama and strategy the re-enactment of a medieval chess set played with real-life people and horses in Veneto, Italy, is something that has to be seen. The remarkable two-hour extravaganza is played out with intrinsic medieval detail and a mix of 550 walk-on parts, all of whom are dressed in full medieval costume.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Kotaku

A 30 Second, 16-Player Version of Chess You Can Play For Free

Bennett Foddy's Speed Chess is not actually chess. It looks like chess and the pieces make chess moves, but it is the exact opposite of chess.

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Sunday Herald

Bridge players are old hands who never miss a trick

I have been in the function suite of Glasgow's Radisson Hotel when the behaviour has been brash, raucous and alcohol-fuelled - and loved every minute. I have been in the function suite of Glasgow's Radisson Hotel when the behaviour has been brash, raucous and alcohol-fuelled - and loved every minute.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

NBC Miami

Broward Schools Introduce Chess to Elementary School Curriculum

Filmmaker Woody Allen once quipped that he was too short to make his school's chess team. He would feel right at home in Ms.

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Related Topix: Games, Sunrise, FL, Broward County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Chess players match wits outdoors in St. Petersburg

Dennis Bolden , 53, and Eugene Ruffin, 41, play chess while sitting outside under one of the picnic shelters near the water at Bay Vista Park, 7000 4th St. S., in St. Petersburg Monday afternoon . The two men are part of the KOK Chess Club.

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Paradise Post

Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room

Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say that as he improves, he's getting bored in his isolation room. Debbie Sacra says the Nebraska Medical Center brought in a chess board, books and a Nerf basketball hoop to help entertain her husband, Dr. Rick Sacra.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Alabama Live

Chess Challenge - brain training

Brain training and mental stimulation is an excellent way to strengthen cognitive performance at any age. Studies show that a consistent, brain training program include: challenge; variety and novelty.

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Boston.com

Romantic comedies sweeten fall's TV lineup

And so it begins. Throughout September and October, you'll encounter the traditional onslaught of new network TV shows, along with their countless weekly stories - murder mysteries propelled by flamingly false clues and Pollock-esque blood spatter, superheroes charging through bleak urban landscapes in impractical leather onesies, and byzantine legal cases whose lawyers specialize in last-minute chess moves.

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Related Topix: Games, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Drama, Happy Endings, The Office

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Boxing Scene

Bey Captures IBF Title, Split Nod Over Miguel Vazquez

Miguel Vazquez saw his title reign come to an end under controversial circumstances, as Mickey Bey won a twelve round split decision to capture the IBF lightweight championship. The scores were 115-113 for Bey, 115-113 for Vazquez and a ridiculous card of 119-109 for Bey.

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Express India

Toronto Film festival highlights

Summary Directed by Rogers Waters and The Wall Live tour's creative director Sean Evans, it is a concept film full of anti-war sentiments Directed by Rogers Waters and The Wall Live tour's creative director Sean Evans, it is a concept film full of anti-war sentiments and the cost of human conflict. It is also a personal journey for Pink Floyd co-founder and songwriter, whose father was killed in World War II and grandfather in World War I. Filmed during the 2010-13 The Wall Live tour, mainly in Athens, Buenos Aires and Quebec, it has the entire 1979 double album along with 15,000 visuals and 360-degree sound.

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Related Topix: The Pink Floyd, Pop/Rock, Trishna, Italy, World News, Rush, Comedy Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Games

Pacific Daily News

Ating Barkada

If you have a passion for film and a love of the island, now is the chance for you to express it. Lions: The Guam Sunshine Lions Club donated $200 to William Guerrero, seated, on Aug. 15 to help defray costs of his medical treatment.

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Cravenherald.co.uk

Chess tournament attracts players across the world

THE first Appletreewick and Skyreholme International Chess Tournament attracted players from all parts of Britain, Ireland, Holland and the USA. It was held at the Old Schoolhouse at Skyreholme, which has been restored by chess enthusiasts Jon and Moira Jordan.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Boy Genius

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free

This has been a huge week for iPhone and iPad app sales. BGR has picked through hundreds of paid apps gone free and shared more than $300 worth of solid iOS apps that were all on sale for free.

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Related Topix: Chess, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, iCloud, Science / Technology, Games

Zap2it.com

'Outlander': Tobias Menzies teases Black Jack's return in 'The Garrison Commander'

In "Outlander" Season 1, episode 6 "The Garrison Commander," Tobias Menzies' villainous Black Jack Randall returns to make the life of Claire Beauchamp even more difficult. The episode contains a tense 20-minute-long conversation between just Jack and Claire that left this Zap2it writer crushing on the sadistic Black Jack more than Scottish hero Jamie.

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Alabama Live

'Pants Up Tour' teaches kids about life's challenges through chess

It was the latest day of Hudson's "Pants Up Tour," which uses, among other things, chess in hopes of activating the minds of participants. Hudson slowly made his way across a crowded room at Gadsden's Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, where 59 children sat in front of chess boards.

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This is Oxfordshire

Pawn to be shown at Playhouse

A PLAY being created at Oxford's Pegasus Theatre takes mind games to a new level as it centres around a single game of chess. One of the actors, Matt Wells, said: "We've been working at the Pegasus Theatre for two weeks to create this."

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

WMGI-FM Terre Haute

'Pawn Sacrifice' film captures chess drama of Fisc...

There might have been something more nerve-wracking than being an opponent to world chess champion Bobby Fischer, and that was being the mercurial man's minder. "Pawn Sacrifice," a film premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, chronicles not only the rise of the young American grandmaster but how hard it was to get him to his crowning moment, the famous "Match of the Century" in 1972 against Soviet rival Boris Spassky.

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Deseret News

Andrei Kirilenko's Utah home burglarized, despite being in 'safest place on Earth'

Former Utah Jazz player Andrei Kirilenko and wife, Masha Kirilenko, enjoy a game of chess in their Salt Lake home on Nov. 21, 2001. The couple now lives in New York City, but they maintain their home in Salt Lake City and frequently visit.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Biopics the talk of TIFF, but how accurate do filmmakers feel they have to be?

At this year's Toronto International Film Festival, audiences rejoiced as Steve Carell shed all degrees of his usual gooey warmth to play ominous multimillionaire John du Pont, Eddie Redmayne twisted his body into knots to portray genius physicist Stephen Hawking and Benedict Cumberbatch chewed through reams of difficult dialogue as gifted British codebreaker Alan Turing. Given that films about troubled Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, chess prodigy Bobby Fischer and Colombian coke lord Pablo Escobar also whisked through the fest, this has been widely considered TIFF's Year of the Biopic.

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Related Topix: Hawking, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Pop/Rock, The Beach Boys, Games

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Deadline

Toronto: Bleecker Street Makes First Big Deal For Chess Match Pic 'Pawn Sacrifice'

The Steven Knight-scripted drama covers Fischer's rise leading up to the historic match. Peter Sarsgaard also stars and Maguire, Gail Katz and Zwick produced.

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