Sunday, August 22, 2010

ChessVibes: "FIDE elections: Karpov suggests link between Ilyumzhinov and Yudina murder"


Interesting reading. One is reminded of Sayre's Law: "The politics of the university are so intense because the stakes are so low." Had Prof. Sayre ever met "chess politicians," he might have proposed a corollary.

However, I don't wish to imply that Karpov's suggestion is unfounded: this 2006 profile of Ilyumzhinov provides some context.

I feel unclean. Back to chess itself....

1 comment:

Frederick Rhine said...

Oh, pshaw. A little murdering never killed anyone. Oh, wait . . . .