Category Archives: mind games

Chess, poker, maybe the occasional Scrabble game

Best chess writing: 2014

I was paying attention when Fabiano Caruana tore through the star-studded field at the Sinquefeld Cup (including world champion Magnus Carlsen), but no, it wasn’t exactly viral. So I agree with the premise of this Slate piece, and I highly &hel...

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I’m back – what’d I miss?

My hand is out of a splint after three weeks, though my typing speed is still diminished by a bit of tape on my two still-aching fingers. I may need to put my goalkeeping career on hold for a while. … Continue reading →...

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Monday Myriad, Aug. 4: Flip and fight

Starting with a few bits of news: – Both U.S. teams won their first matches at the 2014 Chess Olympiad, then faltered today against high seeds. The U.S. open team lost 2.5-1.5 to the Netherlands, while the U.S. women lost … Continue read...

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Monday Myriad, July 7: Meb passed a lot of you

Best and worst in myriad sports this week: BEST CHARITY RUN Meb Keflezighi started at the back of the Peachtree Road Race. He couldn’t pass everyone — the top runners were had been done for more than an hour by … Continue reading &...

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Monday Myriad: Waffle Cup … and greetings, Season!

Has soccer made it in America? We debate this topic every four years, and I’m officially declaring the conversation dead. Why? These two tweets: We don't believe in Belgium waffles — Waffle House (@WaffleHouse) June 30, 2014 America d...

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Monday Myriad, June 23: World Cup comeback

Best and worst from myriad sports this week: BEST COMEBACK Oh, the headline? No, not that World Cup. The rowing World Cup (one of several for the year) in France. But the race deserves the clickbait-and-switch. U.S. women’s eight were written...

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Monday Myriad, March 31: Figure this

We’re in that lull with winter sports wrapping up and not many summer sports in full swing yet. Good news for those of us who want to follow our teams in college basketball … oh … hey, cricket’s on! Best … Continue read...

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At Ozy.com: Magnus Carlsen, hoops freshmen, curling

If you haven’t checked out Ozy.com yet, please do. It’s a terrific site capturing the next wave of what’s important, what’s interesting and what’s cool. And I’m not just saying that because they’ve given me t...

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