Catching the attention of non-chess players

Several of our lecturers also share their thoughts about chess via blogs, and this week, LM Dana Mackenzie offers up a very interesting thought about how the recent world championship match has caught the attention of many people who don’t play chess:

“I just had a conversation fifteen minutes ago with my next-door neighbor Dave, who has never shown any interest in chess previously but had heard something somewhere about a new world champion. This conversation reminded me of an obvious fact: more than anything else, a world championship catches the attention of non-chess players. It’s the one chance we get to teach the rest of the world a little bit about our game and its history.”

Dana recounts his exchange as an FAQ for all of us to share, and also invites reader input – I think you will enjoy reading it all the way through, at this link:

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