Saturday, June 02, 2007

What the well-dressed chessplayer is wearing today


No. 1 in a potentially infinite series

BORIS GELFAND



(picture from Chessbase)

7 comments:

Tom Chivers said...

The snappiest dressed chess player I ever saw was Ivan Sokolov. Each day in the Staunton Memorial saw a different, dapper outfit.

Anonymous said...

Thomas Rendle now about 20 and an IM used to turn up to chess tournaments until he was about 14 wearing a bow-tie.
Andrew

Tom Chivers said...

I think a little showmanship is a nice touch in chess, and sometimes it helps to dress up. When I beat Philip Gregory last year in our adjournment that saved the First Team from relegation, I wore a suit jacket! I told myself it meant I was in *assassin mode*, meaning business, and I guess it worked.

Anonymous said...

I like your style, Tom.

I notice Susan Polgar had a recent blog item on player dress code. Apparently the players at the Elista Candidates were mostly wearing a sponsor's t-shirts in the first round...

Angus.

Jonathan B said...

I once saw a Grandmaster buying a jacket in Oxfam in Earl's Court Road - it looked pretty smart though.

ejh said...

I saw Ian Rogers walking along Oxford Street when I was last in London.

"Hello Ian", I cried. I have no reason to think he knew who I was.

Anonymous said...

I take it number 2 will be Speelman and 3 Mestel?
Andrew