Great Game


Great Game
   the 19th-century rivalry between Britain and Russia for empire and influence in Asia
   In retrospect, the players were more amateur than professional:
    ... William Moorcroft, the self-appointed British spy who penetrated Central Asia to play some of the opening moves in the Great Game. (Dalrymple, 1993)

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