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pax
07-02-2005, 09:15 AM
Speaking of marketing puff...

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=2176

It takes quite some stretch to call that a world championship: a two game rapid match with blitz playoff. Zhu Chen won the 2001 FIDE KO (the one before last), but the puff is allowing the implication that she is in some way the reigning champion. Krush "qualified" for the match by beating Skripschenko in a 2 game rapid match (The Accoona "French-American Championship"). I'd say even calling this the "Chinese-American Championship" would be some stretch, since neither the strongest American woman nor the top Chinese woman is represented.