Tag Archives: Obsession

Beware of chess playing boyfriends

“To Marcel Duchamp, chess was a higher vocation than art: on his honeymoon he paid more attention to the game than to his bride. In revenge she glued his pieces to the board; divorce ensued.” New Statesman 7th October 2022 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Geraint Thomas – The world of cycling according to G

Geraint has written an insightful book about pro-cycling. There are relatively short flashbacks to his early life in Wales but they’re the garnish to the main dish. He’s been in the forefront of elite cycling from its inception under the … Continue reading

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Frankie Dettori and Rafa Benitez: Character and Genius

Frankie Dettori “Many a sportsman would baulk at being asked for an encore after a career-crowning achievement (winning the Epsom Derby) but Frankie Dettori (44) proved his professionalism by travelling 20 miles down the road for the 7:30 at Lingfield’s … Continue reading

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