19 ( +1 | -1 ) Chess and Summer OlympicsUnfortunately, Chess is not part of Real Olympics, despite FIDE’s efforts. What is your opinion on the matter? Should Chess be included in the Olympics. If yes, what should be the format?
35 ( +1 | -1 ) Never happenWhy not poker and dominos? Those are both more popular than chess :(
Remember, the Summer games is ruducing events (baseball and Softball for examples) not increasing them. I also remember that many GM's said they would never allow themselves the humiliation of drug testing required to be an athlete and a member of the Olympics.
47 ( +1 | -1 ) Chess and Summer OlympicsThanks, Coyotefan, for your response. I understand that Chess being a Mind Sport, doesn’t jell with Olympics. My point is, why FIDE has failed to understand this simple truth for the last ten years. In their mania to make Chess an Olympic Discipline, they wrecked havoc with the World Championship Cycle and Classical Time Control. And in the process, they have reduced Chess to a fate worse than tic-tac-toe.