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Fifty years ago today, the “Match of the Century” between challenger Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union resumed in the Laugardalshöll arena in Reykjavík, Iceland. Game 13 was a stunner. Game 14 was postponed until today at Spassky’s request. He had been sick. Fischer, too, caught a cold. Game 14 was a QGD and Fischer was white. It ended in a draw. The next few games will be draws. Meanwhile, letters were flying back and forth between the Icelandic Chess Federation and FIDE and the American team about various complaints. There was still fighting about the rows of seats. They also had a bomb threat, which turned out to be nothing.
Today the FTX Crypto Cup will be live-streamed. Carlsen and Giri matchup for a Rapid at NOON EDT, coverage starting at 1130.
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Black to move to begin the mating net. This is tricky.