56 people entered my UCL pub quiz last night. 56 people were given this question:
"Which English chess Grandmaster challenged Garry Kasparov for the World Championship in 1993?"
56 people didn't know. 56 people upset me.
The stats make grim reading
I suppose a few of the participants wouldn't have been born when the Savoy hosted our Nige's finest hour but, for the entire room to be devoid of interest, that surprised me.
Having said that, no team managed to identify a screen capture from Café de Flore, one of the most significant films from 2012, so perhaps it was just an anomalous bunch in attendance.
I guess we won't know for sure how representative tonight's findings are until a relevant topic comes up on Pointless, that pillar of collective consciousness. However, for now, Nigel Short is very much our pointless friend.
Photo: Jan Lagrain for ChessVibes
Nigel Short Index