Naturally one hopes that everybody checked their envelopes carefully to make sure there wasn't five hundred quid missing, as is traditional with Ray and tournaments on the Mediterranean. More here for anyone who has the stomach for it.
Well I guess you're never too disreputable to give out the prizes at a chess tournament. And as I was saying just this past week...
there's always more than enough people in chess who don't give a damn ... if it's their mate involved.And that's one of the most rancid features of the world of chess, the spectacle of Ray and his old mates forever promoting one another.
As I said, Yuck.
I can't say I was too impressed either with the following exchange:
That might even be true, you know. But knowing where to stop is kind of important, isn't it? Even in the cause of promoting chess. And a good place to stop is "short of associating with disreputable plagiarists and frauds".
Because they're not good people for chess to be associated with.
So while you can argue, if you like, about what "stimulating" means in Leontxo's reply:
I don't think proper journalists don't go looking for compliments from plagiarists.
Proper journalists don't go hanging around with plagiarists at all.
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