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Online chess is the ultimate lockdown sport

4 July 2020

9:00 AM

4 July 2020

9:00 AM

How have you been filling these listless homebound hours we’ve been given by the government? I’ve been frittering them away playing online chess, and it seems I’m not alone. The Economist reports that traffic on chess.com, the leading chess website, has more than doubled during lockdown. Log on at any time and you’ll find tens of thousands of games in progress.

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