Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Respite: The Sexy Chessmaster

I don't often post lightweight stuff. But this week it's a must.

As a partial antidote and brief respite to the endless flood of bad news from Wall Street and sheer insanity from Washington, I offer the following tidbit from the London Daily Mail,

She won the Women's World Chess Championship 2008 yesterday, beating the Chinese prodigy Hou Yifan in the final.

A Grandmaster at 14, she trained by playing games blindfold at the age of five.
Russian. Gorgeous. Brainy. What's not to like?

[Full story here.]

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