October 20, 2005

The Chess Boom

The Philadelphia City Paper lets us know about a trend that I've seen coming for a long time: the renewed popularity of chess. It centers around a new book called "Chess Bitch," about a beautiful woman who is, that's right, into chess.

That's right, chess is the new poker. I could see chess championships being broadcast on ESPN, with "Chess Bitch" author Jennifer Shahade standing in for Annie Duke, and on-screen graphics illustrating possible moves. I'm telling you, this is only months away.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 20, 2005 04:18 PM

How much money can a person win at chess compared to poker?? DIE BLOGGERS DIE!!

Posted by: A at October 21, 2005 11:56 AM
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