Mr. Holzhauer is quite the sight to see.
I remember when lots of people warned after Kasparov lost to AI that nobody, but nobody, would be interested in chess anymore.
Not for the first time I'm glad I'm not bringing up kids now.
The media is awash in stories of parents enrolling their children in Fortnite therapy sessions and temper tantrums by youths asked to curtail their Fortnite consumption.
Not the famous Fischer-Byrne game, another one that is really cool.
Nine-minute video of a cool attack in chess.
When you gamble at a casino you're not just trying to beat the house--difficult enough--you're also trying to beat the government. Lots of luck.
Governments acquiesce in this unfairness because it also profits them. The industry paid more than $300 million in taxes to Atlantic City and the state of New Jersey in 2015. Since gambling was legalized there in 1978, they have paid $12 billion in total. That gives Trenton a lot of reasons to keep things operating in the casinos’ favor.
I don't know about "weird". A wee bit unusual, maybe.
A deep dive into a "crisis" I hadn't previously known about. But linked to here mainly for this vicious snark:
Eventually, fans of legacy rock acts don’t really want the music anymore, they just want to be young again.