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|Oct-28-10|| ||HeMateMe: She's cute! Like Paris Hilton with a brain.|
|Mar-03-11|| ||nummerzwei: http://hamiltonchess.wordpress.com/...|
|Mar-04-11|| ||kereru: silly girl, I blame the parents.|
|Mar-06-11|| ||alexmagnus: Sandbagging to get 30$? That's not simply strange, that's almost absurd... Who said absurd things cannot be true? They obviously can... XD|
|Mar-06-11|| ||micartouse: I think it's rude if there was any money or ratings involved. It sounds like it was not a big deal, but just kind of crass. I love a chance to play a master, but it is very irritating to play a sandbagging master. If I were one of her opponents from round 1 or 2, I would be annoyed when I saw my position collapsing in the first 10 moves or so, and no rating on the wall. Not charming!|
|Mar-06-11|| ||gazzawhite: That's not a very nice thing to do...|
|Mar-06-11|| ||bartonlaos: Naughty girl. She deserves a spanking.|
|Mar-06-11|| ||perfidious: <micartouse> I haven't played a game of chess in ten years. Want to have a go at it?|
<barton> I volunteer!
|Mar-06-11|| ||OhioChessFan: http://www.chesschat.org/showthread...|
|Mar-06-11|| ||OhioChessFan: http://hamiltonchess.net/2011/03/02...|
|Mar-06-11|| ||nummerzwei: I would like to draw attention to the following ChessBase piece, which I think is meant to be sarcastic, but apart form that the intended meaning is hard to fathom.|
|Mar-06-11|| ||tpstar: What a bizarre ruse!
I would speculate that they were preparing some reality TV show concept, or maybe a book deal or high profile article. I agree that they should have declined taking any prize money after entering events under false pretenses.
The strangest part of all is how they could make serious money playing a straight-up simul at each of those clubs. Who wouldn't want to play her? :-)
|Mar-06-11|| ||Akavall: I am sure they weren't doing it for the money. I have no idea what their motif was, but it has to be something else. Maybe it was their idea of fun? |
Very odd of course.
|Mar-06-11|| ||OhioChessFan: Maybe they can spend some of that prize money on shorts that are longer than 2 inches.|
|Mar-06-11|| ||jmi: <Akavall: I am sure they weren't doing it for the money. I have no idea what their motif was, but it has to be something else. Maybe it was their idea of fun?>|
I don't see how falsifying names, feigning their true strength, beating weaker opponents and deliberately spoiling their opponents' rightful shares of the prizes (no matter how miniscule) can be fun.
In fact, it's a downright mean thing to do in my book.
|Mar-06-11|| ||theagenbiteofinwit: Stock and her Pa goldsby'd the u1700 section in New Zealand to get $55.|
|Mar-06-11|| ||micartouse: <perfidious> No thanks, really appreciate it though! (trying to reduce amount I play in recent years)|
One of those blogs says the club paid them a lot of money to do this on purpose which I wouldn't blame them for agreeing to, although it's not clear to me if any sarcasm is used in the entry. Hard to tell I guess.
All I know is if I ever play an obvious sandbagger (I've seen them in action before), I will just play crap like 1. f3, 2. g4, 3. Na3. I don't have any desire to play a real game in that context.
|Mar-06-11|| ||Akavall: <jmi> I agree. That's why I worded it like that "Maybe it was their idea of fun?" in sense that it is not what we normally think of what fun is. I just don't see why anybody would go through all of this for just $30.|
<micartouse><One of those blogs says the club paid them a lot of money to do this on purpose which I wouldn't blame them for agreeing to, although it's not clear to me if any sarcasm is used in the entry. Hard to tell I guess.>
Even if there is no sarcasm, it makes sense from the point of view of the Stocks, but what does the club get out of this? Wouldn't it be better for the club if people knew they are playing a WGM and a 2200+ rated player?
|Mar-06-11|| ||HeMateMe: I think the answer lies in their being from another country. They thought it would be 'cute' if they disguised their playing strengths and the minimal celebrity status of the young lady (being a strong female player), and just see if anyone actually found out who they were.|
No big woof, just weekend chess. On Monday, everyone goes back to State Farm, Sears and Starbucks.
|Mar-06-11|| ||gazzawhite: <jmi> From what I read, she apparently also lied about her age in order to compete in the U18 section.|
|Mar-07-11|| ||OhioChessFan: I have to blame the original poster for the weak effort at sarcasm in reporting the story. At first, it was hard to know if it really was something the club paid and planned for. And I didn't catch the point of her being over 18 the first time through. The guy had a big story. No need to get cute in the telling.|
|Mar-07-11|| ||theagenbiteofinwit: It was a triple-cheat on Lara's part.
1.She was sandbagging.
2.She was untruthful about her age
3. She was playing against a bunch of teenage boys wearing short short short shorts.
Personally, I think 3. is the most unfair.
When I see 95% of WGM's myself, the last thing I can think of is chess.
|May-09-11|| ||perfidious: <HeMateMe: She's cute! Like Paris Hilton with a brain.>|
Lara Stock >>> Paris Hilton
<theagenbiteofinwit: It was a triple-cheat on Lara's part.
1.She was sandbagging.>
If they sanctioned her for this..........
<2.She was untruthful about her age>
A woman who tells the truth regarding her age? That would be about the first time that ever happened.
<3. She was playing against a bunch of teenage boys wearing short short short shorts.
Personally, I think 3. is the most unfair.>
Unfair is an understatement-this is criminal and deserves punishment.
<When I see 95% of WGM's myself, the last thing I can think of is chess.>
Who's your favourite?
|May-09-11|| ||OhioChessFan: <(she scantily missed a GM norm). >|
I can't decide if I'm surprised or not.
|May-09-11|| ||Everyone: <HeMateMe: On Monday, everyone goes back to State Farm, Sears and Starbucks.> You must be psychic!|
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