Links are the lifeblood of blogging, and the chess blogosphere can always use more! A few quick hits:
Susan Polgar links/reposts a Daily Mail story about the new dress codes for European Chess Union tournaments, mostly focusing on the women...Checkmate! 'No cleavage' dress code makes chess tournaments less sexy than ever. I read the article and it's not as bad as all that:
'In respect to shirts, the second from the top button may also be opened in addition to the very top button.'
More ridiculous, in my view, is: The rules demand 'a pulled-together, harmonious, complete look with colors, fabrics, shoes and accessories, for both men and women.'
Heh, who is going to be the judge of that? Well, it's the EU so they'll have a conference in Brussels, presumably. It'll take days and the food will be delicious.
I received email recently from coolchessgm proprietor Anshuman Jain offering to exchange links. My pleasure. It is a nicely designed site, and he even offers to analyze games. I think I'll take him up on that! I've added him to the sidebar, and in the near future I will be updating and improving that chess blog list over there, along with other site updates. There are a number of blogs that have been inactive for quite awhile and I may move them to an "inactive" category or something. Liquid Egg Product calls them "zombies" and "corpses" but of course I am far too fastidious to use such terms.