24 February 2012

All Too True

The Supermodel and the Chess Shop (1:13) • 'What happened when model Helena Christensen walked into The Village Chess Shop in Greenwich Village, NYC? Photos, interview and editing by Claire Ward.'

Supermodel or not, when you walk for the first time into just about any chess club on the planet, chances are you'll be ignored. It's the way of the chess world.


Anonymous said...

...and they don't even show her in the film, either!

Michael Goeller said...

Reminds me of the story of how chess players responded in 1941 when someone came to one of the New York clubs to report that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. The response? "Shhhhh!"