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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 But Draws are Fun!
 Nathan Smolensky
  December 2016

This November, New York City hosted the World Chess Championships. It was an event of great intrigue and spectacle, and when the dust settled, the winner, by a resounding score of 10-2 (2-2 in tiebreaks), was Friendship. Because Friendship, as an old Russian saying goes, is the force that triumphs when two players draw. And Friendship has won every World Championship match for the past fifty years.