Saturday, September 23, 2006

Buddhism and Chess

That Kirsan is a funny guy. Back in 1995, he apparently said this: "Irrespective of what I tell people...I give them instructions on a subconscious level. I am creating around the republic a kind of extrasensory field." That's according to Lawrence Booth, writing for the Mail & Guardian Online - a South African paper.

Read the complete article here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's quite sad that the chess community keeps cellebrating the eccentricity of this dictator and authoritarian "character" and insists on forgetting his recent past.

"Irrespective of what I tell people, I give them instructions on a subconscious level, a code...I am creating around the republic a kind of extrasensory field, and it helps us a lot in our projects."

It remains unclear whether he actually pronounced that sentence in relation to the murder of Larisa Yudina (two aids of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov confessed to the murder and although they were imprisoned, there's no proof that he actually ordered the murder himself...).
If he was referring to the murder when he said that, then I'm rather concerned about the true meaning of that "CODE" of his.

Here's another "eccentricity": using the money of his starving people to build sinagogues and temples, even a catholic church... only to find out later that there's only 1 catholic man in the whole country.

And one more of his quotes:

"In my country, there is only one man who plays politics, and that is me. The other men have to work, the women have to bear children, and the children have to play chess."

Quoting Bruce R. Bain in

"this is the President of FIDE? They couldn't get Homer Simpson to take the job???"