Thursday, August 10, 2006
Chess Is About Squares, Not Triangles
... but here's an interesting story from the realm of 64. Meet the main characters (left to right): the chess world's number three player Levon Aronian, the number three Aussie woman Arianne Caoili, and the punchy Brit Grandmaster Danny Gormally:
"There is nothing like arguing for the mere pleasure of arguing. It is my weakness to sometimes start a random friction between myself and another to test reactions/psyche, get amused, or simply to relax."Yikes. That sounds like a few dozen Catholic bloggers I know. For some reason, this team event features 4-man and 3-woman teams. Maybe the International Chess Federation should consider evening up the team sizes so there's enough chessplaying women to dance with at the next Olympiad. And the US men took the bronze medal. Like anybody was really interested in that with Arianne doing the salsa in an Italian disco.