Thursday, February 25, 2010

Snow Closes Kenilworth Chess Club Tonight

The Kenilworth Chess Club will be closed tonight due to expected snow, and the Garden State League match between the Kenilworth Kramniks vs Hamilton has been rescheduled to March 4th at Kenilworth.  The Kenilworth Quads will start March 11th and finish up on the 18th and 25th. It will be USCF rated.



Anonymous Glen Hart said...

Hi Mike:

Snow, of course, brings to mind the winter Olympics, and ice. And reading the New York Times on-line this afternoon I was intrigued by this piece on curling and its current fascination for the wall street set. See:

The reporter, Eric Dash, said that "Curling is like chess on ice, and that, Wall Streeters say, it part of its quiet appeal."

Fri Feb 26, 01:20:00 PM EST  
Blogger Michael Goeller said...

I have heard that analogy for decades. Watching some the other day, though, I could see the strategic elements in the game, but I don't think that makes it "chess on ice," really. There seemed a lot more skill than strategy, giving the stones just the right push and using the brushes to influence the speed and trajectory, etc. And I found it a little hard to get excited about it, though you'd think I'd be among those best situated to join curling's fan base.

Maybe if we literally played chess on ice during the Winter Olympics, we could get the sport added to the list of Olympic events. If chess itself does not have a bigger fan base than curling, then it does not deserve to be considered.

Sun Feb 28, 10:11:00 AM EST  

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