Chess lawsuit set for moves in federal court on Thursday

Markets Associated Press

A lawsuit aimed at restricting who can instantly reveal moves at the World Chess Championship in New York will be heard a day before the games begin.

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A federal court judge set a hearing for Thursday to decide whether to block some websites from immediately relaying players' moves when they begin Friday.

World Chess US Inc. and World Chess Events Ltd. sued three websites on Monday, saying they take advantage of a live feed of the 12-game tournament to relay word of each move over the internet.

Chessgames Services owner Daniel Freeman says he's doing nothing wrong as he relays moves he learns about through others on social media or elsewhere. He says those following the live feed will still learn moves shortly before he does.