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Do poker players remember that stuff with all the hands they play?
Oh, absolutely yes. There are poker post mortems just like in chess. Heck, go to any serious poker player you know and ask him about bad beats.
One problem with Norway as organiser is probably that they don't have that much money and already spend many millions on the Olympiad just before the title match is supposed to be held. They would probably prefer to hold the title match instead now, but with funding problems having both seems impossible.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Norway probably has the money. It's more a question of how much will there is to actually fund two large chess events in one year. From what I've heard the Carlsen-Anand match was broadcast on national TV and recieved great response, but chess is still small in Norway and they just might not be ready to host the Olympiad and the WC in one year.
There are money in Norway, but it goes in other directions. Chess has been a small thing in Norway, but its getting more and more attention. With more attention, money might go our way.
Quote above: "Chess has been a small thing in Norway, but its getting more and more attention. With more attention, money might go our way. "
Yes. Indeed. I think "Chung Mee" put it best in the groundbreaking 1985 film Volunteers, when he said:
The bridge mean more traffic. More traffic mean more business. More money mean more power.
Here is an article about the minister Thorhild Widvey. She is hard. She says, sloppy translated: "You didnt make it, you cant just come and ask for more money. You said you should get sponsors, but failed."
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