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Chessboxing Manifesto

I. The Universe, Survival, Chess

You can close your eyes and imagine all the things that could be happening at just-this-moment-in-time. Someone, somewhere, is probably giving birth right now, smoking a cigarette, or, for those who have travelled enough to know traffic isn't the same everywhere around the world, getting run over by a car. People continents-apart might be thinking the same thoughts, completely unaware and without the slightest preoccupation this is the case. It's all part of what we don't control and yet we all love when this mystique becomes tangible: it hints at the possibility that the true underlying human destiny is out of our grasp. Reassuring really...