A vintage photo taken sometime in the ’60’s or early ’70s. (Click on photo to enlarge) But it could be today…a modern, hip coffee shop like the tens of thousands that have sprung up in recent times as coffee becomes a drink for the young…
Everyone in the chess world, it seems, was talking about the incredible game 6 double-blunder over the weekend between Carlsen and Anand. Even Kasparov joined the chorus with his insight…
But probably the most curious insight was given by Stan Vaughan, the current World Champion of FIDE’S rival organization, WCF
The FIDE match is a JOKE! Anand had easy win.
I saw 26…Nxe5 today in Game 6 and game is over pretty much with Anand taking match lead instead he misses it because of fast time control (though I saw it if no one else did) and Carlsen wins after Anand blunder Anand says he is playing like a six year old. No the problem is fast time controls are making a farce of this whole match…
If 26…Nxe5 27 Rxg8 Nxc4+ CHECK28 Kd3 and Anand gets away now with Nb2 CHECK followed by retaking Rook on g8
Stan Vaughan; WCF “The World Chess Champion”
WHAT IS OUR FAV PORNSTAR UP TO?
The immensely popular Emma Evins is currently in Singapour, probably on a promotional tour. The young pornstar is trying to give porn a good name! She might succeed…
WHAT IS PUTIN’S No.1 FAN UP TO?
Gary Kasparov has a GREAT job! All he has to do is make up Putin-stories and repeat them hour after hour, whether he is giving an interview or in a crowd. Not nearly as interesting as playing chess, but certainly MUCH better paid! It makes me wonder if Kasparov will ever come back to chess…he still must be VERY strong. Perhaps when he is rich enough…
Occasionally I get reader mail from die-hard Kasparov-fans who must think that I am pro-Putin. Nonsense, ofcourse! I am not pro or anti anything to do with Russia. All this is none of my business. It is Kasparov who is passionate (fanatical) about such things…after all, he is a Russian citizen–but it appears that simply NOT agreeing with Garry is enough to get branded ‘pro’ Putin!
As Karpov has pointed out in a recent (2013) interview, Kasparov sees the world in Black and White. So must his die-hard fans. Ofcourse, while I consider all of Kasparov’s ranting about Putin to be nonsense, I do RESPECT Kasparov for having the COURAGE to do what he does. It is a very dangerous thing to do in times like this…especially for a former member of the ALL-POWERFUL Communist Party of the USSR.
It did not take long to strike a nerve! I just received this email. Now I know how Nigel Short felt when smut-faced pro-Anand fans started to try to shut him up…ENJOY!