Day: October 14, 2009

  • Should Women’s Titles Be Abolished?

    There was an interesting argument made in a recent Wall Street Journal article titled, “Abolish Women’s Chess Titles”. This is a long-held argument that women’s titles encourage mediocrity since the standards are much lower than for overall titles. Chinese star GM Hou Yifan Photo by Fred Lucas. For example, to…

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  • Rare Bobby Fischer images!

    Recently, photo images have surfaced of Bobby Fischer during a trip to the Philippines. These pictures show an apparently contented Fischer reveling with good friends and enjoying the scenery. Of course, Fischer would frequent the Philippines as well as Japan as a refuge from what he regarded was an increasingly…

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