Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Natasha Fairley: Chess is Sport

Continuing our series on women chess players with something to say, we now have an entry from across the Tasman. Natasha Fairley is a familiar face to Aussie chess fans. She's been seen in a Doeberl Cup and I last spotted her at the Queenstown Chess Classic tournament.

In this interview with New Zealand's Stuff, Natasha says: "When people say it's not a sport I always have a little argument with them...Using your brain and controlling your brain is just as hard as running or lifting something. In fact you could say it's harder".

We agree with Natasha. Read the complete interview here.


PHAT MATT said...

Is that better Kevy. Dry your eyes now, chin up.


PHAT MATT said...

Good on her! I mke it my business to do the same thing - talk up chess as a sport at every reasonable opportunity.