Sunday, April 29

Play better chess -- by order!

Do you remember the song Camelot?

A law was made a distant moon ago here:
July and August cannot be too hot.
And there's a legal limit to the snow here
In Camelot.
The winter is forbidden till December
And exits March the second on the dot.
By order, summer lingers through September
In Camelot.

Perhaps a law that gives us the weather we need, when we need it, must remain a fairytale but is it possible to pass a law to make us better chess players? Well, they think it might work in Azerbaijan!

The following article dated April 27 is from the Azerbaijan on-line journal, ( :

President Aliyev issues executive order to improve chess
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev issued an executive order on improving chess in the country.
According to the executive order, chess is one of the ancient games widely spread in Azerbaijan.
Taking into account potential in the sphere of chess and successes of our sportsmen in international competitions, the President commissioned related ministries to prepare draft state program on improving chess in Azerbaijan in 2008-2013.
Youth and Sport Ministry and Education Ministry along with local administrative bodies are to present the draft to the president within three months, taking into account proposals of Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee and Azerbaijan Chess Federation.

With John Howard struggling to regain his lost popularity before the November election this might be just the gimmick he needs to reverse his fortunes and snatch victory from the jaws of Labor: a law to compel Australians to play better chess.


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