Russian Astronauts Play Chess Grandmaster From Space On the 50th anniversary of a similar game, Russian astronauts played a game of chess from space using iPads to communicate with a chess grandmaster.
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Russian Astronauts Play Chess Grandmaster From Space

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Russian Astronauts Play Chess Grandmaster From Space

Russian Astronauts Play Chess Grandmaster From Space

Russian Astronauts Play Chess Grandmaster From Space

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On the 50th anniversary of a similar game, Russian astronauts played a game of chess from space using iPads to communicate with a chess grandmaster.

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. On Tuesday, two astronauts onboard the International Space Station played a game of chess against a Russian grandmaster down on Earth. It was the 50th anniversary of a space versus Earth match played in June 1970. During that game, the players communicated their moves over the radio. This time, the astronauts used an iPad, and they livestreamed the match. It ended in a draw after only about 15 minutes.

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