Personality, Oct. 20, 1952

WHEN the police pounced on Willie Sutton last winter, they found in his hideout a book entitled How to Think Ahead in Chess. In this way, some 8,000,000 U.S. chess players learned that Bank Robber Sutton was a member of their cold-eyed fraternity. They were not especially surprised. As devotees of one of the oldest and most intellectually satisfying games ever invented, they assume that chess appeals to every thinking man, whether he uses his talents to crack safes or split atoms. But most of these thinking men, from Einstein to Humphrey Bogart,...

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