The Amateur Eye – New York Hustling

The New York Post published the workings of street people and in chess terminology ‘hustler’.  You see them at parks with their chess clock, board and set, open for business of really not giving the so called suckers an even break.  Because these street people are very skilled at their craft–not cards or other gambling games but who are willing to show their talent across the chessboard.  You got a pocket of dough? To play will reward you the experience of finding challenge that usually results in dropping a few bucks for a chess lesson.  For a few, the lure of trying to win a game sometimes is a vice of sorts that attracts the gambler who might spend hundreds of dollars for hours of play at the board just to try and win a game.  Such is a life of a born gambler and loser and success for the hustle.

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