|Marshall Chess Divan|
I've heard talk in some adult chess circles about how the Internet is killing OTB (in person) chess. I don't believe it! If anything, the Internet should be helping us get together more!
|Fabiano Caruana vs Yury Lapshun|
Its not hard to see why. The general assumption is that there are more kids, and you can extract more cash from a chess parent than you can extract from a chessplaying adult.
Some of you who have read my other posts have heard about the shenanigans at the Marshall election. Hopefully the new president will sort it out. What happened was that some chess teachers and some chess parents conspired with certain board members to control the election.
|Pres. Rachlin vs WC Carlsen|
Before you jump to any conclusions about me, three of my best friends are fulltime chess teachers. I would also point out that some of the most that historically some of the most knowledgeable people in chess organizing, such as Carol Jarecki and and Alan Benjamin, are and were chess parents. The difference is that they took the trouble to master the chess organizing environment instead of coming in, without any knowledge, and trying to tell people what to do.
|WC Carlsen vs IM Sturt|
Song of the day: Teach the Gifted Children (Lou Reed)