Friday, September 29, 2006

Send Yasser to Elista

Whoever made the suggestion to send Yasser Seirawan to Elista to save the WC&WCC (World Chess and Water Closet Championship) had the right idea. It was suggested on Chessbase, and I think it is a brilliant idea.

Yasser, Yasser, he's our man!
If he can't do it, nobody can!

We will all have to wait until 7am US-Eastern Time to see what has happened.

This whole situation is best summed up by Tim Rice the lyricist of the musical "Chess" in the song "Quartet". The whole lyrics are here. A fitting excerpt...

It's very sad to see
The ancient and distinguished game that used to be
A model of decorum and tranquility
Become like any other sport
A battleground for rival ideologies
To slug it out with glee.