Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Champions and Hype

How many of you have heard of Koneru Humpy?
Ok hands down.

How many of you know that she is currently world number 2 in the women's list of FIDE chess ranking behind Hungarian Judith Polgar?
I can see a lot less hands in the air now!

And how many of you have seen her selling gold bangles or cold drink in an advertisement?

Now if chess had been a spectator sports ...

I rest my case.

Note: The photograph used belongs to David Oliveras. Please go here to see more such photographs.

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