Monday, March 13, 2006

A Final Act in the Farce

that was the 2006 US Championship.

Due to an error in an Excel spreadsheet formula used to calculate the prize fund distribution, the itemized prizes added up to around $20,000 more than the prize fund of $253,600. So, they cut all prizes other than the top four by 11% to make up the shortfall.

And people wonder why professional chess is in trouble?

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