For the health of the chickens…now there is an original argument! Doesn’t seem very effective, though, especially since said chickens were probably eaten all the same…never the less, good intentions count for something. Probably. A little. Maybe…it is a cruel world.
Bear in mind that chickens are not the only ones who get the short end of the stick. So do pregnant women, children and minorities. I don’t know who make up these rules, but these same people probably always win. The game doesn’t seem to matter…
POPPING THE BIG QUESTION!
I found this audacious video on the same youtube page as the above chicken video, and felt that even though as a subject matter it is completely unrelated, I could make my blog the common denominator. Besides, it looks like blog material…doesn’t it? ENJOY!
EVERYTHING STILL POSSIBLE
Two games to go and Carlsen maintains a minimal lead. Anand will be White in the last game. For those who don’t remember or who were not yet born, in Seville 1987 Kasparov entered the final game of his World Championship match against Karpov a point down and in a MUST win situation. He won. And arguably became the celebrity that he is today largely due to this achievement. So don’t rule out anything before it is over.
I have to admit that I am VERY impressed with Sochi’s live commentary! The duo Peter Svidler and Sopiko Guramishvili deserve 10 from 10! Entertaining and immensely instructive, the relationship between Peter and Sopiko needed a few rounds inorder to begin to work harmoniously together. But when I tuned in yesterday, Sopiko was able to keep up with Svidler’s highlevel insight and great experience, and on more than just a few occasions she was able to keep Svilder on his toes!
They both bring different elements to the commentary. Peter is more of a chess NERD while Sopiko is better able to relate to the human side of chess as a spectator sport.
Occasionally Nepom’tchi would join Svidler (replacing Sopiko) and then not even Houdini could keep up! Ofcourse, neither commentator has access to a computer engine, but the level of analysis and insight is far beyond anything a machine could provide. In yesterday’s game (a Grunfeld), the level of analysis was even better than what Carlsen and Anand could produce over the board…so KUDOS to the Sochi organizers for a fantastic choice!