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"Chess is often depicted in the arts; significant works where chess plays a key role range from Thomas Middleton's A Game at Chess to Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, to Vladimir Nabokov's The Defense, to The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig. Chess is featured in films like Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal." --Sholem Stein

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Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide.

Artists as diverse as Marcel Duchamp, Vladimir Nabokov and Raymond Roussel have been chess enthusiasts. Hans Richter and Jean Cocteau dedicated a surrealist film to it called 8 × 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements .

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