The Best in KibBlitzing, 2008
Does how you dress affect how you play?
Chris Dobbs: "I have not counted, but I would say I have at least twenty ties of all colors and designs."
Abby Marshall: "It depends on who is wearing the clothes."
Amanda Mateer: "Chess has and never will be about what anyone looks like on the surface."
If you were not a chessplayer you would be...
Dean Ippolito: "A biologist or maybe the President of the United States."
Sam Shankland: "Maybe a spy or some kind of government agent."
Fabiano Caruana: "Like James Bond."
Sergey Erenburg: "Well, I’m working on it. Hopefully, I’ll get a degree in Finances."
Abby Marshall: “A rich and famous rockstar.”
Macauley Peterson: "A filmmaker, but then again, why not be both?"
Craziest tournament experience?
Abby Marshall: "One time, me and this other person, whom I was interested in, got left behind and we stayed out until 2:00 A.M. or so, hanging out in downtown Beijing."
Jack Edelson: "Waiting 45 minutes at the hotel restaurant for my food, only to be told they’re out of chicken."
Tyler Hughes: "Hilton juggle oranges in a moving tram."
Meaning of life?
Jack Hutton: "Love, whether it be found in nature, a god, or in one's relationships with others. Either that or NASCAR."
Emily Francis: "To simply enjoy it and find happiness in whatever you do."
Amandma Mateer: "I don't think we're meant to know that!"
Chess curses and blessings?
Daniel Yeager: "Blessing: scholarship elgibility and satisfaction. Curse: less time for living real life."
Draw a lower-rated player down a rook?
Scott Low: "If I only have a king left and my opponent has an extra rook, I'll certainly take a draw."
Breakfast food is...