The engine which has emerged victorious from the past four World Computer Chess Championships, Rybka, has been banned for cheating. But, uh, how can a computer cheat unless it's programmed to?
Ben Howard is the man to thank for this beautiful, hand-made set of The Legend of Zelda chess pieces.
Last month in Reykjavik, Iceland, two employees of EVE Online developer CCP seat each other mentally and physically in front of a crowd of bloodthirsty spectators. This is Chessboxing, and half of it is exciting to watch.