Originally posted by sonhouse to No1Marauder
Just where did you get that drivel?
(I have no objection to Phiona Mutesi entering the tournament if she can qualify for
one of the three places already reserved for players from Africa.)
Yeah, you can just see the hatred dripping out of that statement.
If you actually read what she said, she was not dissing Phiona, she was dissing the commercialization coming out of it.
The troll No1Marauder likes to keep making absurd cocksure claims about me based upon his prejudices.
No1Marauder has claimed that I cannot be a non-white woman and that I am (or must be) white.
No1Marauder cannot cite any evidence where I have described myself as white, so
No1Marauder likes to act as though tirelessly hurling abuse at me must be 'proof'.
No1Marauder has a long record of hurling lies and other abuse to attack me personally.
No1Marauder's an extremely abusive troll and pathological liar who's obsessed with hatred of me.
Indeed, No1Marauder seems more obsessed with hating me than any other of my trolls recently.
Only No1Marauder has been demented enough to make cocksure accusations, in effect,
that I must be a weak chess player (who may not even play OTB chess) who must be
lying, if not also cheating, in order to appear as a not so weak player.
Regarding Phiona Mutesi (for whom No1Marauder has been doing his disingenuous
utmost to exaggerate her chess strength), I have no objection to her receiving appropriate
recognition and rewards for *her performance on the chessboard*. My point is that
Hollywood's public relations machine already has given Phiona Mutesi overwhelming recognition.
She apparently has been rewarded more than any other FIDE 1622 player in history.
I already know that Phiona Mutesi comes from an extremely harsh background in Uganda.
But many much stronger chess players also have come from very harsh backgrounds.
Tigran Petrosian (world champion 1963-69) came from an Armenian family that was
regarded as very poor even by the standards of the 1930s USSR (when more than a
few people died of hunger). I also have pointed the extraordinary performance at the
2016 Olympiad of Syria's women's team (featuring a 16 year old girl, who's clearly
stronger than Phiona Mutesi), even though Syria's raging civil war may hinder chess
activity there. (Would Hollywood regard an 'inspiring' story about an Arab girl as being
as marketable as one about a black African girl to an American audience?)
In the 2017 FIDE women's world championship tournament, there already are three
places reserved for African players. To be realistic, I would expect the three African
players to be among the lowest rated, if not the lowest rated, in the tournament.
As I said, however, I would congratulate Phiona Mutesi *if* she could qualify by her
performances on the chessboard to be one of these three African players. But even her
own team (Uganda) did *not* select her to be one of its top three boards at the Olympiad.
So even Uganda's chess authorities seem to doubt that Phiona Mutesi's strong enough
to qualify ahead of other women in Uganda, let alone in the the rest of Africa.
I would object (No1Marauder seems to condemn my objection) to FIDE President Ilymzhinov
appointing Phiona Mutesi--or any other FIDE 1622 player--to enter the 2017 FIDE women's
world championship tournament if she could not qualify due to her chess performances.
That appointment would be unfair to many other women (even in Africa) who are much
stronger than Phiona Mutesi and, in my view (No1Marauder may disagree) more deserving.
But FIDE Ilyumzhinov could get a public relations 'bounce' (Walt Disney Studios would like it)
if he appointed Phiona Mutesi to enter the 2017 FIDE women's world championship tournament.
I have no objection to Phiona Mutesi being rewarded for her real achievements in chess.
I would object to FIDE (Ilyumzhinov) giving a major chess reward (entry in the 2017 women's
world championship) to Phiona Mutesi on account of her (non-chess) Hollywood celebrity.
As a rough analogy for American sport fans, Tim Tebow was a famous football player
(Heisman Trophy winner) who still seems to have a devoted fan base. Recently, Tim
Tebow has been trying to become a major league baseball player. Let's suppose that
a desperate major league baseball team decided to promote Tim Tebow directly to the
major leagues (letting him skip the minor leagues) in the hope of getting a 'bounce' in
attendance and publicity. Everyone knows that Tim Tebow's not ready to play at the
major league baseball level, just as Phiona Mutesi's (FIDE 1622) not qualified to compete
in the 2017 FIDE women's world championship. So I would say that promoting Tim Tebow
because he's a celebrity to major league baseball would be unfair to the other players
who have to work at advancing through the minor leagues. Likewise, I would say that
FIDE entering Phiona Mutesi because she's a celebrity into the 2017 FIDE women's
world championship tournament would be unfair to other (non-celebrity) women players.