As If Chess Didn’t Already Have an Image Problem…

Yesterday the Moscow “chess killer,” who once said he planned to murder 64 people (and actually killed “only” 48, in the Bittsa Park in Moscow’s southern suburbs), one for each square on the chessboard, was convicted by a Moscow jury.

OK, I write about chess and insanity in King’s Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World’s Most Dangerous Game, but this takes the cake. At least there’s no evidence that the murderer was actually a chess player.


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