25 November 2018

Rex and the Game of Kings

'At first glance he may look like just another aging retiree...' • This video could be the best clip I've ever featured in the series on The Sociology of Chess (November 2016). It's not just about chess; it's about reviving a troubled American city.

Rex Sinquefield, the American Chess Mogul (Full Segment) | Real Sports w/ Bryant Gumbel | HBO (14:12) • 'Published on Nov 6, 2018'

The description said,

Chess aficionado Rex Sinquefield has spent his life trying to make the classic game fresh again in America. With the help of Grandmasters Fabiano Caruana and Maurice Ashley, he hopes to get the next Bobby Fischer.

Who needs corporate sponsors when you have individuals like Rex Sinquefield? If you need help with pronunciation, it's 'Sink-field'.

The last regulation game of the 2018 Carlsen - Caruana match will be played tomorrow. With the score at 5.5 each after 11 games, the Sinquefield vision might be realized.

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