Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Very Definition of Imprimateur

Just days ago, an exhibtion match between former World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov (retired) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (click link in red at L).

Watch how he waives his hands at the 0:43 seconds mark. How many 500,000 chess positions are being processed in his brain that very second?? All he needs are a white glove and scepter or some such thing.

At the 1:28 mark, he should be eating a marlin.

Amazing chair squeak at 1:40 shounds like Mahler.

You cannot make this stuff up.

Just watch how decisive if not elegant Kasparov is in the way he moves and touches the chess pieces.

'Having warmed up, and being an ultra-active player with a 2700+ rating, one might think that Garry would be at a disadvantage, however the ex-champion shrugged off the years of retirement and won their first game in a flourish sure to make fans wish for a bit more than these bits and flashes we get from him nowadays.'

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