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Contrevsial chess issue


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    champ_weller

    Today in english class i was given an assignment on to write about a contrevsrial issue and to pick a side well i wanted to do something on chess so my first two thoughts were the texas team moving and when kasparov played deep blue and he thought there was human interaction with the machine. i need to have four sources for the paper does anyone know of any other issues or where i can find sources for these?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    trysts

    The three greatest, controversial chess moments that I have read about are:

    Karpov-Korchnoi: Yogurt incident.

    Karpov-Kasparov: FIDE stops the match.

    Kramnik-Topalov: Toilet-gate.

    Fun stuff!Wink

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    DrawMaster

    ... there's a few additional ones for you. Smile

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    philidor_position

    Topalov's and his manager Danialov's unfounded cheating accusations against Kramnik was a huge controversy and a scandal. They actually illegally acquired private footage of him in his restroom, and the organization committee did nothing about it. Kramnik refused to come to the board in a game and was forfeited. He went on to beat Topalov in all that horrible psychological atmosphere anyway.It was a rock bottom of ethics in chess displayed by Topalov and Danialov.

    Here's Kramnik talking about the horrible incident: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3911

    If your assignment is a big one, "From London to Elista" gives an excellent account of the whole thing. I would seriously recommend it anyway for every chess enthusiast.

    Another incident would be Kasparov's slamming doors against Anand in their WC match, or Kasparov's taking a move back when playing against Polgar and lying about it later, even if there were witnesses.

    There's also Fischer's unreasonable demands prior to and during his WC match with Spassky.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    philidor_position

    Oh wait, there's also Cheparinov refusing to shake hands with Short before the start of their game. His manager is, unsurprisingly, Danailov. Smile

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    philidor_position

    Wow, another huge one would be the breach of copyright allegations against Rybka's developer Vasik Rajlich and the Ippolit chess engine family. Those ones really fired up some angry forum discussions. Smile

    It seems chess is a pretty rich soil for controversies! Laughing

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    trysts

    philidor_position wrote:

    Oh wait, there's also Cheparinov refusing to shake hands with Short before the start of their game. His manager is, unsurprisingly, Danailov.

    That's a good one, just because Short was such a jerk about itLaughing

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    philidor_position

    I'm still not sure about that, dear Ms trysts Smile. It is rather rude to leave a hand hanging in the air and could be used as a tactic to taunt your opponent at the start of games. But enforcing it as a rule is problematic as well. I'm slightly inclined towards Short's side in that one. I do think he is a jerk in general, though. Smile

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    trysts

    philidor_position wrote:

    I'm still not sure about that, dear Ms trysts . It is rather rude to leave a hand hanging in the air and could be used as a tactic to taunt your opponent at the start of games. But enforcing it as a rule is problematic as well. I'm slightly inclined towards Short's side in that one. I do think he is a jerk in general, though.

    If I recall, philidor, Short made some disparaging remarks about Cheparinov's nation's chess team before the game, and did not deserve respectWink 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    philidor_position

    Wow, I certainly didn't know about that! You might be right then. Unfortunately I don't get such fun assignments, so I'll look into it whenever I have some spare time. Smile

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #11

    ChristianSoldier007

    Nimzovich complaining about losing to idiots and toiletgate are the two that come to mind

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #12

    manavendra

    [test mesg]

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #13

    trysts

    philidor_position wrote:

    Wow, I certainly didn't know about that! You might be right then. Unfortunately I don't get such fun assignments, so I'll look into it whenever I have some spare time.

    Short is a tiny little man. Kramnik didn't complain when Topalov didn't shake hands. Short is the same weasel(sorry weasels), who did the Miles obituary, and we know how respectful that was...

    I've read some stuff about chessWink

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #14

    manavendra

    Contrevsial=controversial

    [droid mesg]

    {ignore safely}

    (good luck)

    WHY DOES THE ORANGE HAVE SEGMENTS?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #15

    trysts

    manavendra wrote:
    Contrevsial=controversial

    [droid mesg]

    {ignore safely}

    (good luck)

    WHY DOES THE ORANGE HAVE SEGMENTS?

    You're sooooooooooooo artificially intelligent!Tongue out

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #16

    trysts

    trysts wrote:
    philidor_position wrote:

    Wow, I certainly didn't know about that! You might be right then. Unfortunately I don't get such fun assignments, so I'll look into it whenever I have some spare time.

    Short is a tiny little man. Kramnik didn't complain when Topalov didn't shake hands. Short is the same weasel(sorry weasels), who did the Miles obituary, and we know how respectful that was...

    I've read some stuff about chess

    And did you see his idiotic handshake gesture to Yifan Hou, after winning Gilbralter? Short's a jerk.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #17

    manavendra

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #18

    philidor_position

    trysts wrote:
    philidor_position wrote:

    Wow, I certainly didn't know about that! You might be right then. Unfortunately I don't get such fun assignments, so I'll look into it whenever I have some spare time.

    Short is a tiny little man. Kramnik didn't complain when Topalov didn't shake hands. Short is the same weasel(sorry weasels), who did the Miles obituary, and we know how respectful that was...

    I've read some stuff about chess

    I know you have, dear trysts.Smile I know about the Miles obituary, it's disgusting.

    By the way, Topalov hadn't offered a handshake. Kramnik wouldn't have either.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #19

    Huskie99

    What about Fischer playing that rematch against Spassky in 1992, in spite of the US travel restrictions to Yugoslavia at the time? - that would be an interesting story to research - very controversial.  You could probably find a lot of sources on that - newspaper articles, etc.   

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #20

    trysts

    Huskie99 wrote:

    What about Fischer playing that rematch against Spassky in 1992, in spite of the US travel restrictions to Yugoslavia at the time? - that would be an interesting story to research - very controversial.  You could probably find a lot of sources on that - newspaper articles, etc.   


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