Mchill 'knows' nothing about chess in China except for obsolete stereotypes.
Wrong again Duchess. The Chinese government's financial backing of it's top players is the worst kept secret in the chess world. I know you would have us believe the Asian mind of far superior to those dumb white people, but I'm afraid your racism, and ignorance of the facts is showing once again. ...[text shortened]... ess players who play regularly.
- Bill Wall
The obstinate ignorant troll Mchill, who was so 'surprised' (his word) that the top
seeded US team finished as high as second in the open event might know propaganda
about Chinese chess players. He does NOT know any top Chinese chess players,
whereas I have spoken with several of them.
The Chess Drum is an American website devoted to black African or black American chess.
Bill Wall's an American chess fan with no expertise on China or chess in China.
I doubt that he can read any Chinese sources.
Wang Hao (now rated 2722 FIDE, 4th highest in China) has complained in public
about his financial insecurity as a chess professional. Could Mchill please forward
the payments to him that he presumes Wang Hao's owed by China's government?
Top players like Wang Yue (once ranked in the world's top ten) and Li Chao are
able to make a living as chess professionals mainly through being paid to train
young players at their own school rather than through playing for themselves.
The troll Mchill absurdly acts as though Chinese players are *uniquely* blessed with financial support.
It's true that Chinese players are paid to participate in the Olympiad, but so are
all the players from other major chess countries, including the USA.
In the USA, top junior players may receive the Samford Fellowship (now worth
42000 USD per year) or other support from Rex Sinquefield, a wealthy patron.
Just before the 2018 Olympiad, Putin himself visited (shown on television) the
training camp for the Russian teams, where he exhorted the players to win for Родина.
This shows the much greater importance that Russia's government puts on success in international chess.
It's wrong to believe that Chinese teams won both gold medals (upsets) at the
2018 Olympiad because Chinese players allegedly receive financial support from
their government whereas players from every other country supposedly do not.
As I noted, Russia (led by Putin) is more deeply invested in international chess success.
Years ago, Xie Jun (whom I have met), a women's world champion, criticized a
book by Susan Polgar (which was popular in the USA) for propagating absurd
stereotypes about top Chinese players, including herself. She regarded it as offensive.
The obstinate troll Mchill apparently prefers to cling to these absurd stereotypes.