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What sport is featured in "The Defense", a novel by Vladimir Nabokov published in 1930?

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What sport is featured in "The Defense", a novel by Vladimir Nabokov published in 1930?
posted Mar 9 by Anurag Kashyap

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Chess
The plot concerns the title character, Aleksandr Ivanovich Luzhin. As a boy, he is considered unattractive, withdrawn, and an object of ridicule by his classmates. One day, when a guest comes to his father's party, he is asked whether he knows how to play chess. This encounter serves as his motivation to pick up chess. He skips school and visits his aunt's house to learn the basics. He quickly becomes a great player, enrolling in local competitions and rising in rank as a chess player

answer Mar 10 by Naveen Kumar
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