Friday, May 16, 2014

A new athletic trend in chess


On the day off at the 2014 US Championship, many players followed Magnus Carlsen's footsteps (Magnus came to Webster University on days off during the Sinquefield Cup last year to play soccer and basketball) by coming to Webster University to play soccer and basketball.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about the nerd stigma?

Anonymous said...

Nakamura can score 20 points in basketball anytime.

Anonymous said...

Nakamura can beat anyone in sumo wrestling.

Anonymous said...

Nakamura should do exactly what these athletes been doing. He looks like a panda.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing new about it. Kotov writes that most Soviet top grandmasters were experts (equivalent of 2000+ in chess) in some other, physical sport like tennis or swimming.