Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Secret Chess Tapes

The Hollywood story of the moment is the marriage break-up between Britney Spears and dancer Kevin Federline. We won't bore you with the details, dear readers, but this little item did catch our attention. Quoting an unidentified source, just about all the news sources include this: "They did nothing all day but have sex - and play the odd game of chess".

The same also caught Stephen Moss' attention. And he's right about this:

Chess is not a genteel pursuit; it is a violent struggle for survival and domination. Demonstrations of potency and fears of emasculation are central to chess.

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