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The Cruelest Game

"Backgammon is sometimes called the cruelest game. In 2008, during a snowy November outside Moscow, two strangers played on a board that one of them had carved in a labor camp. When the match ended, the winner got up, walked out of the room to get a knife, and then made good on their wager: 'We had agreed to play backgammon-- whoever loses dies,' he explained at the time of his arrest." From "Chaos of the Dice" by Raffi Katchadourian in The New Yorker, May 13, 2013.

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