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|Apr-24-15|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi. K.P.
"So, Judit Polgar has a plus score against Nigel, therefore...what, exactly? Short's argument is refuted?"
Nigel knows he has a minus score v Judit so why write an article claiming women cannot play chess.
In a nutshell it reads that women are not attracted to chess like men because he thinks our brains are wired up differently.
And on average (Judit is far above an average female chess player and should not really be included) men are better at chess than women.
There is something about the game that attracts more men to it than women. That 'something' that bites into the man and the game becomes an obsession.
That 'something' is for others to discuss and find. Nigel, not being a woman will not have the answer. We need a female non-player to tells us why.
My wife is a genuine non-player. She does not even know how the pieces move.
She thinks the game is stupid and comes out with comments like "look what it has done to you." ,all my chess friends are certifiable and after the one tournament she attended stated it's full of old men who have not grown up.
(I'll get her to write the next NIC article.)
But what ever it is it won't be because women are any less intelligent than men.
|Apr-25-15|| ||offramp: <Zonszein: Chess is a very rude game.
Jesus! It's just a game!
The best game ever but that's all>
90% of chess is garbage.
|Apr-25-15|| ||MagnusVerMagnus: You and I and everyone else is > 90% garbage, what is your point?|
|Apr-25-15|| ||offramp: <MagnusVerMagnus: You and I and everyone else is > 90% garbage, what is your point?>|
90% of everything, except me, is garbage.
|Apr-25-15|| ||Everyone: 99% of everything, except me, is rubbish.|
|Jun-26-15|| ||Olavi: In the bio, <Later that year, FIDE, in a controversial decision, granted 100 rating points to every female player except Zsuzsa.> is not correct.|
There were others, Cramling, Fischdick (I think) and a third one. They received 25-75 points, if memory serves me right. Besides, it's controversial whether the decision was controversial.
|Aug-12-15|| ||WTHarvey: Here's a pamphlet of a couple dozen of Susan Polgar's brilliancies: https://www.scribd.com/doc/27421760...|
|Aug-22-15|| ||nilanjanasm: a game by polgar.
W - Susan Polgar
B - Bent Larsen
Monte Carlo 1994
One best game
|Jan-07-16|| ||cro777: Susan Polgar's coaching philosophy:
"Unlike some 'celebrity coaches' who go through the motion for the media or simply by lending their names, I actually spend a lot of time to dissect the strengths and weaknesses of each of my students. Then we work together to fix each weakness and enhancing their natural strengths."
|Apr-19-16|| ||Fluffy: Happy Birthday to you, Zsuzsa. We have nearly the same birthdays although the same cannot be said for our chess playing abilities Heh|
|Aug-28-16|| ||Virgil A: Hopefully GM Susan Polgar will lend her interviews/commentaries at the Baku Olympiad.|
|Feb-19-17|| ||bengalcat47: Zsuzsu is very pretty!|
|Feb-20-17|| ||Dionysius1: I wouldn't say so, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that. Without doubt though she has been one heck of a chess player.|
|Oct-21-17|| ||Dionysius1: A girl called Susan Polgar is the love interest in Newhart episode 95. Coincidence? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL_...|
|Dec-21-17|| ||Joshka: <Susan Polgar> Hi Susan, thanks for speaking out against that horrible/offensive logo FIDE put out for their World Chess Championship plug. It's laughable, and disgusting indeed. Then again, why would I expect anything classy from the world chess organization. Thanks again, and what's the best way to protest for us amateur chess fans?|
|Dec-21-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: It's pawn-o-graphic
|Dec-21-17|| ||Chess Is More: I think the design was great. Nothing wrong about being a little provocative, is it? It's only a logo. An intriguing combination of chess and kama sutra-inspired physical intimacy.|
Fresh and exciting, if you ask me.
|Dec-21-17|| ||HeMateMe: <offramp: I live in London, there are 10,000,000 people living here but I don't think I could get more than 50.>|
Really? If you walk through Trafalgar Square or Hyde Park on the weekend couldn't you find 50 chessplayers? Aren't there stone chess tables and people setting up roll out latex boards on any surface, in the larger London Parks, as it is in NYC?
|Dec-22-17|| ||offramp: <HeMateMe: <offramp: I live in London, there are 10,000,000 people living here but I don't think I could get more than 50.>
Really? If you walk through Trafalgar Square or Hyde Park on the weekend couldn't you find 50 chessplayers? Aren't there stone chess tables and people setting up roll out latex boards on any surface, in the larger London Parks, as it is in NYC?>|
The only time I've seen people playing chess outdoors in London was at the old club on Clapham Common. I used to play there with Andrew Horton-Kitchlew but it shut many years ago. I have never seen anyone playing chess in Trafalgar Square or any of the large parks in London, although it may be happening somewhere.
The reason I mentioned that, was that the burghers of Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, had corralled 326 chess players to take on Ms Polgar in a simultaneous display. I was wondering how good these players were.
|Dec-28-17|| ||Joshka: <Chess Is More> <provocative> Why is it needed?? Guess todays players are so boring and lack any marketing skills that they decided to mix chess with porn?? The logo is disgusting and they should be ashamed for putting it out there. Suppose they had extra funds to hire some artist to draw up that horrible image seeing that they never put any substantial money into the prize fund!!|
|Dec-28-17|| ||PhilFeeley: <HeMateMe: <offramp: I live in London, there are 10,000,000 people living here but I don't think I could get more than 50.>|
Really? If you walk through Trafalgar Square or Hyde Park on the weekend couldn't you find 50 chessplayers? Aren't there stone chess tables and people setting up roll out latex boards on any surface, in the larger London Parks, as it is in NYC?>
There's also a great bookshop devoted to everything chess. It's out near the place they celebrate as the residence of Sherlock Holmes. I went there once and they have a great selection of books, DVDs and chess sets. Online presence, too, I think. Surely there's more than 50 people who shop there.
|Dec-28-17|| ||HeMateMe: 221 Baker Street has a chess shoppe? I bet you can find 'elementary' mates there...|
|Dec-29-17|| ||PhilFeeley: No. The chess shop is a few blocks away.
It's 221b, and curiously, it's incorrect according to the addresses around it.
|Feb-16-18|| ||tgyuid: totally serious|
|Feb-17-18|| ||colinb8: <HeMateMe> Its address is 44 Baker Street, and it's a chess & bridge shop! http://shop.chess.co.uk/Visit-Shop-...|
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