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Old January 17th 12, 02:03 PM posted to rec.games.chess.misc,rec.games.chess.politics
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Did Sabrina actually play? She does not mention any of her games, or
her position. But surely she could not have been sent there as a
reporter? Which periodical would have sent her, rather than get a
resumé from a player? She may have been on holiday and popped in.

Another oddity: at that site quoted by ChessFire there are two
annotated games - surely annotated by Sabrina herself. Yet the
annotator is given as John Doe, ie annotator not known, the US Police
equivalent of NN or Anon. Is this a Fritz 12 default setting when a
game is annotated but no annotator name is defined?
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On Jan 17, 6:03*am, Offramp wrote:
Did Sabrina actually play? She does not mention any of her games, or
her position. But surely she could not have been sent there as a
reporter? Which periodical would have sent her, rather than get a
resumé from a player? She may have been on holiday and popped in.

Another oddity: at that site quoted by ChessFire there are two
annotated games - surely annotated by Sabrina herself. Yet the
annotator is given as John Doe, ie annotator not known, the US Police
equivalent of NN or Anon. Is this a Fritz 12 default setting when a
game is annotated but no annotator name is defined?


No. She did not play. I already checked that. She has a FIDE rating of
2067 so she is certainly strong enough to play.

I do wonder why she wrote an article about an open chess tournament
and did not play in it.

Sam Sloan
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On Jan 17, 7:49*pm, samsloan wrote:
I do wonder why she wrote an article about an open chess tournament
and did not play in it.


This is a nonsensical criticism. She was writing from a spectator's
viewpoint. Nothing that she said was false. She presented some facts
and narrative and gave a viewpoint. Even though she is strong enough
to play in it, it's hardly a cause for "wonder" that she chose not
to. For example, she may have had engagements which clash with the
event, or she may have not wanted to pay the entry fee.

At the moment, lots of journalists are reporting on the Australian
Open tennis, yet have never played in the event.

Do you also wonder why they write articles about the Australian Open,
yet don't play in it?

Paul Epstein


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