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    Beauty versus the Beast Simul

    20 Women v Nigel Short - in Aotea Square
    Now this is going to be fun! On Wednesday 13th January (following the New Zealand Open), English Grandmaster Nigel Short will play a 20-board simultaneous exhibition with a difference – his opponents will all be women. The “Beauty v the Beast” simul will take place from 11am-2pm in the heart of the Auckland CBD, thanks to kind assistance from “Summer in the Square.” If you are female and interested in playing, please contact heligan@newzealandchess.co.nz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heligan View Post
    20 Women v Nigel Short - in Aotea Square
    Now this is going to be fun! On Wednesday 13th January (following the New Zealand Open), English Grandmaster Nigel Short will play a 20-board simultaneous exhibition with a difference – his opponents will all be women. The “Beauty v the Beast” simul will take place from 11am-2pm in the heart of the Auckland CBD, thanks to kind assistance from “Summer in the Square.” If you are female and interested in playing, please contact heligan@newzealandchess.co.nz.
    Should be interesting. I suppose they are milking the relatively non-controversial Short article about male/female sex differences, since as Short wryly pointed out, "British Grandmaster is a Sexist Pig" sells more newspapers than an accurate headline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Should be interesting. I suppose they are milking the relatively non-controversial Short article about male/female sex differences, since as Short wryly pointed out, "British Grandmaster is a Sexist Pig" sells more newspapers than an accurate headline.
    This reminds me of Arthur Calwell's quip: two Wongs dont make a white
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    Given Short's article - the ladies will be super-motivated
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Given Short's article - the ladies will be super-motivated
    given to Nigel's standards of political correctness diplomacy, I don't like their chances!
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    There are still a few places left for this. It will be held in Aotea Square in Auckland's CBD. Contact me if you are interested: heligan@newzealandchess.co.nz.

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    Short won all 20 games, including against WIM Sue Mararoa, Sherry Li (2007), and bachelorette "reality TV" star WFM Natasha Fairley.
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Short won all 20 games, including against WIM Sue Mararoa, Sherry Li (2007), and bachelorette "reality TV" star WFM Natasha Fairley.
    Lani shared the following related article on Face Book.

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    Short says on FB that this journo interviewed him but didn't use any of it, because she came with an agenda. This bint told him after the interview that he was talking crap, then repeatedly brought up points that Short had already pointed out, as could be confirmed by the recording. No wonder that the interview wasn't used. It's obvious that this feminazi hadn't even bothered to read Short's original article.
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

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