Victoria Coren Mitchell - Writer, Broadcaster & Poker Player

Beware Wheeler-dealers

Sunday, 25 August 2013

  So many people have asked my opinion about the Stuart Wheeler business from last week, I thought I’d post a link to my Observer column on here as well as on the normal columns page. I could have written 100,000 words of anecdote on this subject, obviously, including a fair few observations on chess and bridge… but they had other news they also had to fit into this week’s newspaper, so, here are 1000 of them:

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Gordon Bull at 9:51 pm on August 25th, 2013

What you say about your rules is so true of business and life and should be taught in schools. Entrepreneurs manage risk on a serial basis and create wealth, hope and excitement along the way.

David Attwood at 4:56 pm on August 29th, 2013

An open goal!  I make that score Wheeler 0   Coren 10. 
The case for women chess players is a lot harder to make, I think because of the unusual spatial memory that chess at a high level requires.  More men seem to have the odd brain wiring that makes them capable of that. 
But poker and bridge are a little bit closer to political and business decisions, tho only a little bit I suspect.

Philip at 9:01 am on September 6th, 2013

Like socialists arguing against military action in Syria, this piece makes its argument on terms dictated by the agressor. Making generalisations about women in order to argue against a bigoted generalisation, targeted at women, is a bit naff. You qualify it as such in the final paragraph, but why do it at all?

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