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World Chess Championship: Two Wins for Defending Champ!

Oliver Roeder, Graphics by Simran Parwani FiveThirtyEight
Game 8, defending champion a commanding lead in the match, thrashing Nepomniachtchi in 46 relentless moves over four hours. Game 6, longest game in Chess Championship history, queen and bishop verses rooks and knight.

Neither Grandmaster Yields In A Chess Tug Of War

Oliver Roeder Five Thirty-Eight
A testament to the deep preparation and precise execution of the game’s master craftsmen — a drawn tug of war not between weaklings but between Goliaths.

Monopoly was Invented to Demonstrate the Evils of Capitalism

Kate Raworth Aeon
The original purpose of Monopoly was for players to experience a ‘practical demonstration of the present system of land grabbing with all its usual outcomes and consequences’ and hence to understand how different approaches to property ownership can lead to vastly different social outcomes.
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