Today’s Vintage Chess Humor
The Right Stuff
Modern-day chess is quickly being stripped of its longstanding western values of chivalry, gallantry and nobility. The blame falls squarely on FIDE’s shameless oligarch-driven, vote-sucking and ass-licking approchement to Islamic republics and the subsequent movement to introduce strict and often horrific sharia-type laws into the sphere of competitive tournament chess.
How else to explain the emergence of numerous ‘zero-tolerance’ regulations in official chess competitions? Dare show up late even one second for a game and IMMEDIATELY be forfeited by some saliva-foaming arbiter! Thank you very much, Kirsan and Arkady!
The Most Recent Public Stoning…
One of the very rare instances when MSM actually stooped to mention chess was the recent forfeit of Indian super-grandmaster Adhiban after only 9 moves of play when his opponent notified the arbiter than Adhiban was wearing an analog watch! (LINK)