American Media Silent on Caruana

Lastrank

The World Chess Championship used to be major news in America.  It was high prestige.  The games were printed in major newspapers even when an American wasn't playing. 

The prestige of the World Championship was destroyed by FIDE under the control of Ilumzhinov with silly formats and rules for the World Championship matches. 

 

lfPatriotGames
Lastrank wrote:

The World Chess Championship used to be major news in America.  It was high prestige.  The games were printed in major newspapers even when an American wasn't playing. 

The prestige of the World Championship was destroyed by FIDE under the control of Ilumzhinov with silly formats and rules for the World Championship matches. 

 

I remember that. I think you used an appropriate term, prestige. I dont know if the reason chess has fallen off the radar is because of a chess governing body, I think it has more to do with technology advancement, computers, and players with no personality or charisma. The only coverage I saw was a morning show where they covered it for about 30 seconds. They were kind of smirking. I got the impression they felt it was like a spelling bee. Something that's good for kids, but it just looks funny to see grown adults doing it.

Chessopera

Caruana tried his best so US media should break the silence and give him some credit even if he lost.