Great 1976 article on Walter Browne, Chess, Poker, and Backgammon master

The article came out when he was 27 and the conclusion is brilliant and shows oh, the energy and optimism of youth

“I’m going to cultivate my own school of learning. I could be another Leonardo da Vinci. I want to do everything. I’m reading a lot now. Books like The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. I want to find out about everything that was bad and great. I want the straight stuff. I’m going to buy musical instruments. Drums! I’m going to play the drums! I’m going to do everything in my life. I feel I’ve got a thousand, a million lives inside me. I’m gonna be a lot more than a chess champion. When I’m 70 I’m gonna look back and say, whatever else I was, I was really alive!

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1148103/1/index.htm

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