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Anonymous wrote on 2011-04-07 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
In Washington,D.C. in the late 1950's, I had thought about 3-D chess and went to the Library of Congress to see what had been done. I found the 1952 Life Magazine article about Kogbetliantz and his 3-D gameboard. I built a gameboard of my own and took it to the Washington Post where it and I were photographed. SEVENTEEN Magazine picked it up under the heading of 'Teens in the News' and I got a lot of fan mail from adolescent girls. Later, I instructed the game at Georgetown and St. Louis Universities.

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