Sunday, December 8, 2013
MEN ON TOP
Men on top.
As a chess master, I was attracted to the World Chess Championship recently concluded in which the young twenty-two year old challenger, Magnus Carlsen, Norway, took the title away from the forty-three year old champion, Vishi Anand, India. Maybe it’s a bit of a stretch to present this here, but it might give you a peek into a world most know little about (see the video) and show a little about how the best at the top of their game treat the competition and the competitor. It’s true for women too. Right? These two men became friends primarily out of respect and a common love for chess. In writing, a sterling hero is often chivalrous or appreciative of another person’s efforts to achieve greatness. Generally the same end is sought by women; they just have a somewhat different way of showing it. This brings to mind women like Christi Yamaguchi, Laili Ali and the magnanimous way they treated their competitors.
This doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t portray scalawags or heroes in the process of change.
You may find some interesting behaviors in the ways these two men present themselves:
Post final game press conference: World Chess Chamionship, 2013.