Game of the Year 2018
In 2019, We Need to Learn How to Break a Perpetually Tied Game
A year immersed in tactics games have me thinking a lot about how to push through gridlock.
'Into the Breach' Solved a Big Problem: How to Show Off Your Strategies
With a recent patch adding an alphanumeric grid system to the game, its become a lot easier to share tactical puzzles with friends.
VICE News Tonight on HBO
Is Trump really playing 3D chess? We asked the masters
'Lettuce Chess,' Today's Comic by Robin Vehrs
A passerby on a horse explains the rules of the road to a pair of cheapskates playing chess in the middle of the street.
We Had Josh Jackson Play Chess with a Shit-Talking Old Guy
The Phoenix Suns rookie is a big chess player, so we had him play a game against an old guy down the street from our office.
VICE Sports Staff
Million Dollar Computer Chess Problem Will Take 'Thousands of Years' to Solve
4,426,165,368 possible queen positions.
There Be Space Dragons
NASA Will Stare Into the Cosmic Abyss for Signs of Star Babies
You merely adopted the darkness, these stars were born it.
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau
Thoughts on a Fucked Up Genius: Robert Christgau Reviews Chuck Berry
The Dean of American Rock Critics takes on the late rock 'n' roll pioneer's 'Chuck' and 'The Definitive Collection.'
The Spy Who Checkmated Me: Why Postal Chess Was Banned During Wartime
The United States banned postal chess during WWII because it feared the game was being used to send secret messages. But how would this actually work?
the scary robotic future of poker
Could Professional Poker Players Be On The Verge Of Losing Their Livelihoods To Automation?
In a significant development for artificial intelligence, programmers have created a poker AI which is capable of beating the world's best players. So, what does this mean for the future of the game?
It's Awards Season, So Here's Kendrick Lamar and Samuel L. Jackson in the Studio Last Fall
Good kid, b.A.A.d. motherfucker.
The 2016 Fiction Issue
'How to Beat Your Wife at Chess,' a Short Story by Paul Maliszewski
A husband sleeps in the basement and schemes about how to outmaneuver his wife at chess, while she may be having sex with a man from Berlin in their bedroom.