Next Up on Your Twitch Stream: Chess?

How plans to turn a classic game into the next big esport

Illustration: Victor Moatti

InIn 1997, the renowned chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov lost a series of games to IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue. In many ways, the games marked the entry of the classic board game into the digital era and over the next two decades, countless websites devoted to playing, learning about, and…