The NY Times' Dylan McClain might ask where in the world is Khanty-Mansiysk. But for the whole Australian Olympiad team, a more pressing question to Aussie chess fans is: where's the money?
Just a month and a half out from the start of this year's Oympiad, the ACF has so far only received $8,535. That's less than half the total collected from 2 years ago.
Of course times are tough - rate rises, threats of a double-dip downturn, etc - but you know, nearly everyone has these little vices. Like coffee or fags. Instead of dropping a few bucks on your favourite double soy cream-topped latte or on those ciggies, why not send them over to the ACF appeal?
Khanty-Mansiysk is a long way. And, it's expensive.