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‘Seven Games’ Review: Chess Knights, Poker Cowboys and the Rise of the Computer Opponent

‘Seven Games’ Review: Chess Knights, Poker Cowboys and the Rise of the Computer Opponent

In Washington Square Park, they don’t agree to draws. The first time I sat down at a black marble table to play one of Manhattan’s celebrated chess hustlers, I weathered the attack and simplified into a theoretically drawn endgame, at which point both players would usually shake hands. But the time left on my clock …

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