The latest chapter of the now-you-see-it, now-you-don't FIDE Grand Prix series begins tomorrow in Nalchik, Russia. Live game link. Also on the ICC. Our spy on the scene sends in this remarkable report from the inevitable music and folkdancing segment of the opening ceremony.
The highlight was some cute little girls singing "I want to play like Svidler". As I'm sure Peter is too humble to mention it himself, I figured I'd do him the favour.
Indeed! And I'm sure the Dirt readers can come up with equally inspiring song titles and lyrics in honor of El Svid and other participants in Nalchik. They are: Aronian, Leko, Ivanchuk, Grischuk, Bacrot, Kamsky, Mamedyarov, Karjakin, Alekseev, Gelfand, Eljanov, Akopian, Kasimjanov.
I think the name "Levon Aronian" has great musicality and can be sung to the tune of Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again." E.g. "Levon Aronian, I just can't wait to play Levon Aronian. The life I love is following Marshall Gambit trends, and I just can't wait to play Levon Aronian." Don't worry my daughter, I'm not quitting my day job.
"I see a little cigarette in his hand,
Scaramouche, scaramouche where did the man go?
Empty pack and lighter - nothing too indicting"