Saturday, September 18, 2010

Seeking the Endgame, Ep. 2

Episode 2 of Simon Terrington's "Seeking the Endgame" is up on the BBC site. Once again, Australian grandmaster Ian Rogers delivers the quotable quote.

In the program GM Rogers says, "People think that chess players are clever and we like to keep it that way", and adding, "I don't think you can necessarily read too much into the fact that a player's a good chess player. I mean [there] are a lot of dumb chess players to be honest!"

It was either that or this: "You can be fat and play a good game of chess", emphasising the game's unattractiveness to sponsors.

One other good thing about the 2-part series is that we get to at least discover some chess related music, like this one.

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