Sport: Slow Motion

Chess matches last so long that they acquire an individual character, an atmosphere, like that of a long book or a ponderous piece of music. When Dr. Alexander Alekhine and E. D. Bogoljubow began to play for the championship of the world last September in Wiesbaden it was soon evident that their match was unusual. It was no timid conflict between rivals mutually afraid of each other. It was a sort of scherzo in slow motion. They explored obscure, experimental lines of play. Instead of brooding for hours in the approved fashion of chess...

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