Friday, January 02, 2009

Short: 2 games is abomination

In his report for NIC on the Commonwealth Championships, which he won, GM Nigel Short was at his unrelenting best.

The imbecile who invented the concept of two games a day should have rusty nails driven into his most sensitive parts before being shot by firing squad. Even that is too lenient a punishment. Yes, I understand it is physically possible to play successive games of chess, just as it is physically possible to play two football matches, but that does not make it a good idea. No, this is an abomination, a degradation of our noble game, which only organisers of the lowest grade amateur tournaments, and FIDE, can possibly countenance.

Well, then, I wonder what he'll make of the Elwood Bendigo Chess Championships? As you can see, he's a confirmed entrant for this year's event, and yes, definitely a big coup for Aussie chess. I just hope that they told the guy that he'll be playing 2 games a day!

3 comments:

hairulov chessmaniacs said...

Don't forget to provide Short with rusty nails and hammer guys...just in case !?

Anonymous said...

if you give a chess player enough money they don't are about their views :)

Alfonso said...

He has a very good point! If 2 games a day are allowed, chess will just become an ordinary games like being played in the barber shop. There, players can even do 3, 4, 5, 6 or as many as they want.