Originally posted by woadman
You are kidding, right? I mean, you'd pass up a chance to be world champion ?
Yes. The question would be: How could I become a world champion?
* training - I am probably far too old for that (anand is being called an old man)
* sudden inspiration - I would not really like to play a game I couldn't understand myself.
* vote by the chess playing population? I will tell you a story(no copyright infringement intended, it is not mine):
The inhabitants of a wood had different opinions on who was the best singer, so they took a vote. The owl has been elected to suprewise the voting and count the votes. When she presented the results she said:
"We have a clear winner and it is shameful. Only three creatures got votes: The donkey, the human and the nightingale.
The human voted for himself, and this is a shame, but wasn't to be expected differently.
The donkey knows he isn't a good singer and voted for the nightingale. This is honourable.
Everybody else thought they maybe stood a chance, but only if they didn't give their wote to a probably opponent, but to the one creature which never stood a chance. And that is a real shame!"