Time Essay: Summer Gamesmanship


With the exception of the common mosquito (Culex vulgarly), no warm-weather animal is as relentless as the Late-Summer Athlete (Hospes strenuous). As the calendar winds down to Labor Day, he (or she) coaxes colleagues away from a leisurely meal, hauls them up from blankets in the sun and hammocks in the shade—all in the name of Sport. For the victim, no pest coil or 90-day collar will serve as repellent. No, the only proven method of defense is Summer Gamesmanship.

CHESSMANSHIP. The late Stephen Potter, Field Martial of Gamesmanship, conceived this classic chess...