quotAre all chess players machos quot


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Thibault de Vassal    (2008-11-20)
"Are all chess players machos ?"

An interesting interview of Levon Aronian in Chessbase news !

His answer : "As a chess player one has to be able to control one’s feelings, one has to be as cold as a machine. We men do not let ourselves be, let us say, seduced by our emotions and feelings. But there is a paradox in chess. - Which is? - The paradox is that the best chess players are the most emotional ones."

"A gentleman at the board can suddenly turn into a barbarian. Like Anand."


Normajean Yates    (2008-11-20 18:28:51)
Are female chess players 'macho'?

Judit Polgár, Zsuzsanna Polgár,Zsófia Polgár, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Pia Cramling, Xu Yuhua, ...

older days: the Chiburdanidze sisters; ..

even older: Vera Menchik..

Are/were they 'macho'?

Dinesh De Silva    (2008-11-20 19:29:38)
Re: Are female chess players 'macho?'

Eureka!!! I think I've got it....I've solved a great, longstanding mystery! The aforementioned strong, 'macho' female chess players were actually MEN in WOMENS' DISGUISE! Whoa!!!!!

Normajean Yates    (2008-11-20 21:21:28)
almost there..

You are almost there - actually all male GMs are women in disguise :)

Rodolfo d Ettorre    (2008-11-21 00:20:33)
Re almost there..

I think Normajean is right, I have never seen published a photo of a naked GM.