Tuesday, March 13, 2012

UNLESS THEY SOME SMART-ASS PAWNS: The European Chess Union has finally solved the pressing problem of horny competitors being distracted during tournament play by implementing a dress code restricting the amount of cleavage that can be displayed during matches.


  1. isaac_spaceman1:30 PM

    Does this apply to men as well as women? 

  2. <p>13.2 Dress rules for the players during the games
    In general, players are required to follow the code of casual dressing which means:
    for men dress trousers or jeans, a long-sleeve or shirt-sleeve dress shirt, alternatively T-shirt or polo, loafers or dressy slip-ons, socks, shoes or sneakers (no beach-wear slips, etc.) and, if appropriate, a sport coat or blazer. The trousers, the jeans as well as the shirts and polo’s worn should be crisp and show no excessive wear, no holes and shall be free of body odor.for women blouses, turtleneck, T-shirts or polo’s, trousers, jeans or slacks, skirts, dresses, and appropriate footwear (boots, flats, mid-heel or high-heel shoes, sneakers with sock) or any other appropriate clothing modification.a jacket, vest or sweater, a scarf, as well as jewelry (earrings, necklace, etc.) coordinated to the outfit may be worn.the pieces of the clothing should be crisp, show no excessive wear, no holes and shall be free of body odor.in respect to shirts, the second from the top button may also be opened in addition to the very top button.sunglasses, glasses, neck ties can be worn during the games, no caps or hats, except for religious reasons.in general, this category of appearance demands a pulled-together, harmonious, complete look with colors, fabrics, shoes, and accessories, for both men and women.national costumes which fit into the generally accepted dress code and are not offensive or indecent to others can be worn</p>

  3. tortoiseshelly1:45 PM

    If I opened the second button on some of my V-neck blouses, I would be showing a helluva lot of cleavage. Now, if only I knew how to play chess.

  4. Benner3:15 PM

    Turtlenecks can be plenty distracting. Burquas for everyone, even Magnus Carlssen, grandmaster/male model.

  5. Genevieve3:58 PM

    <span>What does "crisp" mean in this context?  Are they mandating ironing?</span>
    <span>They had to specify that the men's clothing shall be free of body odor.  I suppose that's in response to this:</span>
    <span>"We're here to play chess, are the U.S.? </span>
    <span>If so, why foul the atmosphere?"</span>
    <span>. . . </span>
    <span>"I am not surprised he wanted fresher air </span>
    <span>Once he realized there was no hope</span>
    <span>of your guys playing fair . . . "</span>

  6. isaac_spaceman4:01 PM

    This could have been shorter if they just said:  "Dress like your grandfather dressed when he was playing chess in Eastern Europe in 1965, or like your grandmother dressed when she was watching your grandfather play chess because we didn't let her compete."  Or:  "Dress like the parent of the villain in a movie about a rag-tag band of teen misfits."  Or:  "Dress no more casual than if you were on duty at Best Buy."  Or: "Dress for the job you want, if the job you want is the non-singing half of Captain and Tennille."  Or:  "Dress like a person who's trying to sell something to people who are only slightly more wealthy than the seller is."  Or:  "Dress like you're going to your interfaith boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse's place of worship." 

  7. Joseph J, Finn11:40 PM

    Isn't it:

    "We're here/
    For Chess/
    Are the/
    The US?
    If so/
    why foul the atmosphere?"

    Man, I always wanted to play Molotov.