Tag: chess

An Interview with ‘Magnus’ Director Benjamin Ree

Benjamin Ree doesn’t play chess. In fact, the Norwegian filmmaker finds the game a bit boring.

“For me, watching chess is like watching paint dry,” Ree said.

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Officials Hope Youngest World Chess Championship Increases Sport’s Popularity

Mikhail Botvinnik was the face of chess in the late 1940s through the early 60s. The Russian was World Chess Champion for most of the time between 1948-63.

He was 50 years old when he was defeated by 23-year-old Mikhail Tal in Moscow in 1960. Continue reading “Officials Hope Youngest World Chess Championship Increases Sport’s Popularity”