Wednesday, September 27, 2006

What a freakin' joke

I am of course speaking about FIDE. It was announced back in January that the 16 candidates were to meet in two rounds of matches. I was skeptical even back then. Sure enough. Less than a month before these matches were supposed to have started, FIDE tells us that "there were difficulties in organising the Candidate matches" and that the challenger will instead be determined by a round robin tournament including all the candidates. One more punch line: in April 2007.

How can there be professional chess players if they can't plan for even the most basic components of world championship competition?

(In related news, the Masters Golf Tournament will take place in Seattle in December and Wimbledon will be played in France this year.)

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