I think the origins of what Arianne is doing are because there's not enough sponsorship and interest in women's chess, so each individual may be trying to attract attention in other ways. I think Arianne is the one who has won from the situation in Turin. She got her photos printed, which she would never have got if she was just playing chess because I don't think she's a strong player. It's nice there are beautiful women, but we're here to play chess. I'm too passionate about the game itself and I think that element distracts from it.
We should inform readers that Danny Gormally took it upon himself to be jealous and punch his dance-floor rival, Levon Aronian. There is no evidence whatsoever that he was told to do so by the alleged self-promoter Arianne Caoili.
In any case if the young Aussie has come out with a singing contract, what's the problem? She's a budding singer, so why not use the situation? We say, good luck to her singing career if she turns out to be better in it than chess.
Arianne, however, may not be about to abandon chess completely. She was spotted last night spending a good couple of hours on the Internet Chess Club playing a few games of blitz.
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