Hey everyone. "Olivia" here.
So as we all know Birth of the Chess Queen is historically inaccurate: Chess was obviously invented in 1959 by Mr. Chess. This is a small game review of chess written by a PC game reviewer while on vacation with his wife; he reviewed all 7 games included in a travel 7-in-1 travel game kit and suffice to say, it's actually pretty fascinating how a game reviewer looks at something like a board game, especially the incredibly witty and intelligent bunch down at RPS.
Also, for interesting things about chess now, look no further than Three Player Chess! I think the game is offline now but you can still read about the rules and the idea. Essentially this is a reflection on the traditional narrative of battle in board games, and this artist's attempt to create a political/social message about protest and anti-war efforts.
If I find any other chess-related articles (such as a biography of Mr. Chess) I will post more!