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Rook and a hard place

2 December 2016 By Kate Duguid

A fresh push to popularize the game at this year’s championship between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin faltered. Pay-TV won’t woo fans who can watch board movements for free and broadcasts are too technical for novices. Poor governance and few sponsors are hindrances, too.

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