Integers on a Chess Board

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You are given an 8x8 chess-board, and in each of its cells there is written one integer. If the difference between any two adjacent numbers is -1, 0 or 1, prove that some number is repeated at least 8 times on the board.

Consider the intervals spanned by the numbers in the first row, second row, third row, etc. If all of these intervals intersect each other, then there is a number, which appears in all of them. If not, there are two intervals, which are disjoint, and a number between them, which does not appear in the two rows. Now it is easy to see that this particular number will appear in every column.