A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

CHESS

Sun, 22 May '22
It has thousands of openings
Mon, 21 Feb '22
"The Queen's Gambit" game
Wed, 5 Jan '22
The mating game?
Fri, 24 Dec '21
"The gymnasium of the mind," per Blaise Pascal
Sat, 14 Aug '21
Game of checkers?