Sherman’s gambit: The Tipline for 5 December 2022

The queen’s gambit, the most popular sacrifice in chess, involves a player surrendering one of its outside pawns in exchange for control over the centre of the board. Reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen says a rival is trying a similar legal gambit by advancing a Sherman Act claim against him to save face for prolific cheating. Also in Tipline, the Federal Trade Commission wants a closer look at a natural gas merger.

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