Is it really the end of the chess column in the New York Times? Many people certainly thought so when this appeared at the foot of the 11 October edition.
A chess column has appeared in the NYT since... 1855. MT @kevingranville Spotted in today's NYT. Checkmate. pic.twitter.com/lh3vHaym2E
— Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) October 12, 2014
Then again, perhaps not.
As quoted by Poynter, a spokesperson for the NYT said, "We are considering eliminating the chess column in order to keep freelance costs in line. A final decision for the column (on all platforms) has not been made yet.”
However, just to be sure that chess doesn't get the cut from the NYT's pages, you could take the pro-active approach and write to the paper's exec editor. The email addy is firstname.lastname@example.org.