"That's flipping voodoo there. Are you a witch doctor?" said one social media user in response to the illusion.
"My answer is simple. I am on the side of Russia and my President.… I will support my country in any situation without thinking for a second!" Karjakin wrote.
"It looks similar to the board game from that musical called Chess," joked one online commentator, while another urged people to "stick to snakes and ladders."
I am the youngest boy or girl competing and one of the lower seeds, so the tournament will be tough and I'm nervous about playing all of them—I'm just hoping to achieve the best I can!
"Upon further reflection, I understand his endorsement of my opponent," said Wood on Sunday, a day after failing to become chair of South Carolina's GOP.
The "Bongcloud" opening chess move is considered so bad that its name implies only someone under the influence of drugs would use it.
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Experiences with racism throughout Europe and racist incidents at international chess tournaments have prompted one of the world's few black chess grandmasters to speak out in support of worldwide protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd.
Republican Congressman Will Hurd warned that 30,000 ISIS fighters are "going to come back" to Syria, and he accused the Trump administration of agreeing to "terms of surrender" rather than a peace deal with Turkey.
Rudenko was a trailblazer for women in sport and remembered for saving children from the besieged city of Leningrad in World War II.
Soumya Swaminathan said Iranian modesty laws infringed on her "right to freedom of expression, and right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion."
The knight piece is one of a handful of medieval chess pieces found in the area.
Around 150 players are boycotting this year's chess championship.
Advisors are prepared to maneuver themselves into positions of power if Trump is impeached
Writing about the incident on Facebook, the girl's coach said his student felt "harassed and humiliated."
The brother and sister are now banned from the national team for contravening core Iranian principles.
Female players face being forced to cover up at next year's world championships in Iran.
The short answer is, 'Almost certainly not.'
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Mariya Muzychuk walks away with $60,000 in prize money from Sochi.