Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Breaking News:Stern goes to Saint Louis/Other Tidbits

Top Headline of the Day:"The first wildcard selection is also determined: Howard Stern, controversial New York City talk show host and rising chess star. Executive Director of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, Tony Rich explained the unexpected choice, "Howard's participation will bring the exposure of this year's Championships to new heights." Indeed, with millions of listeners, it's hard to think of anyone who could attract more attention to the upcoming Championship than Howard. "

Yes, USCF is right. There will be a whole lot of attention, a whole lot of joking attention. No offense to Howard: He has a great show. I even got in trouble in fourth grade for attempting to be Howard Stern with a long black wig for Halloween in school ( true story believe it or not). On the other hand, It doesn't seem to be great publicity to see a roughly 16-1800 strength player go 0-9 in the US Championship when there are many up and coming juniors and other players who could use the experience...

Other News:

I played the New York March Open and scored 2-2.. Tomorrow night I am playing in the Bankers League ( go Delfies!), then possibly at the Marshall.

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