Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Don't be scared

In my SMS inbox this evening was a text message from a highly placed source.

First, a question: has Raymond Song become so powerful that even our best local 2000+ rated players are running scared of him? According to our source, during the big boards match last night, a particular player requested not to be paired against Raymond - who, at 12 years of age, is the current City of Sydney champion.

Why so scared?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Take a moment to think on this.

If players can get away with getting pairings "fixed" to suit their fancy or to avoid unpleasantries ...

... then on matters of more serious probity who then has the right to point the finger at the present FIDE presidential incumbent?