The New In Chess 2012/7 (the Olympiad issue) has a disgusting article by Nigel Short wherein he claims the Olympiads are in essence all about sex.
As National Master Jim Schroeder so succinctly put it: “Nigel Short is a walking
dung-heap. He exceeded his reputation as being vulgar and crude by “dropping
his trousers,” and writing a long article about sexual activity among chess
players, including the “f” word, which appeared in NEW IN CHESS #7, 2012. But
Short didn’t publish that putrid crap; the editor, Jan Timman did. Long known
to be “sleazy,” Timman degenerates into being depraved.” Amen, Mr. Schroeder. See an article at Streathambrixtonchess.
of an article of a couple of years ago published by Chess Life where Tim Taylor was attempting to earn his IM title in
Hungary and detailed his attempts to have sex with just about every woman he
met. It appeared Taylor thought every
woman he met was a slut.
Concerning that article Jeremy
Silman wrote, “Let’s get real. Tim wrote an accurate
depiction of life in international chess – emotional ups and downs, poverty
(how the desperate need for money affects one’s over the board performance),
sexuality, and (of course) chess games/analysis/battle, etc. If a magazine
wishes to pretend that these things don’t exist in the chess world (especially
if it’s a children’s magazine), then that’s fine – don’t publish the article.
Say it’s inappropriate for the magazine in question, pay the writer for his
efforts, and that’s that. Just don’t shoot the messenger when he writes of real experiences, real adventures, and real
defended his article saying, “I wrote a light hearted, romantic, human
interest and chess interest article.” Romantic? Since when is thinking just about every woman you meet is a whore and hitting on her romantic? Light-hearted? It might be funny to Taylor, but not to the woman, her husband, boy friend, brother, father, or whomever. What an idiot!
never played professional chess so don’t know about all that stuff but I can’t
imagine editors publishing such explicit and degrading material. I don’t care about professional players’ sex
lives and don’t believe, given the number of kids who read these chess
magazines, that they need to be reading about such matters. I know kids are exposed to far worse material
in their everyday life, but really, does sex also have to appear in chess