Monday, September 17, 2007
Chess Hustlers in New York Times
Dylan Loeb McClain has a good article in today's New York Times on the chess hustling scene in the city ("In Street Chess Games, a Pedigreed Pastime Becomes a Gritty Sideline"). There have been a number of pieces on the chess hustling scene in NYC (e.g.: "New York Chess Fans Take the Game to the Street" or "It was supposed to have been a pleasant Sunday afternoon in Bryant Park"), which is also featured in books and films (most notably Searching for Bobby Fischer). In my view, it's a rich part of the Chess Tourist scene (see also here).