On #chess and #nondrivers

[G]randmaster Danny Gormally… was turning out at the [Four Nations Chess League in Birmingham] for a team called Blackthorne Russia, for which he was getting £300 and accommodation. Deduct his train fare from Northumbria – strong chess players, either for economic or complex cognitive reasons, are notorious non-drivers – and his profit was minimal. “I don’t think anyone now would seriously consider taking up chess as a career,” he says. – Stephen Moss, Guardian, 21 November.

chess Galerie Bascule 414.JPG(Galerie Bascule, Brussels, April 2014)

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Paul Hodson

Head of Unit "EnergyEfficiency" at European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy

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