Pawnography, Smiles, Tails, & Other Nonsense
English Chess Smut
On September 15 that bulwark of traditional English family values, The Sun, carried a tongue in cheek piece on a music pop superstar (Charli XCX) and her chess-capades one drunken evening. Entitled ‘Charli’s Night of Pawn’. Charming! LINK
In today’s world where there is virtually NEVER any MSM mention of chess, I suppose we chess players should feel grateful whenever upper management throws us a few crumbs of recognition…
Today’s Winning Smile
Lorena Garica…an irresistible smile, or tail, or both! Don’t feel guilty choosing… remember what the great Ernest Hemingway once wrote:
“About morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”
The Importance of Keeping a Poker Face
The lovely and talented Alena Kats (b.1995, USA) giving a simul. The poker face on the gentleman is statuesque. Give the man a medal!
Why Communism Failed (another theory)
There were advantages and disadvantages of living on a commune, but the biggest problem was that no real work could get done. The women distracted the men too much. (Restored photo 1927, Ukraine) Sounds plausible to me…
World Chess’ Ilya Merenzon turns Pop-Star?
For those wondering what ever happened to failed ‘World Chess’ promoter Ilya Merenzon after Dvorkovich politely gave him the bump shortly after being elected Prez,
the good news is that Merenzon has changed profession to that of Pop-Star! Rap, to be specific. When asked what convinced him to become involved in the world of music, Ilya muttered something about the copyright laws make it easier to win in court.
Be that as it may, I am certain that my readers join me in wishing him more success than he had in the world of chess!
To be continued