The world's most handsome GM?

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The world's most handsome GM?

Post by MJMcCready » Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:35 pm

Has anyone ever been described as the world's most handsome GM?

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Re: The world's most handsome GM?

Post by John Upham » Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:01 am

MJMcCready wrote:
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Has anyone ever been described as the world's most handsome GM?
Yes.
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Post by Joey Stewart » Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:20 am

I seem to remember Magnus doing a short stint as a male model so presumably whoever hired hired him decided there was sufficient handsomeness for the job
Lose one queen and it is a disaster, Lose 1000 queens and it is just a statistic.

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Re: The world's most handsome GM?

Post by John Upham » Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:20 pm

I'm sure Kevin Spraggett would love to be so listed.

Take care when inspecting his web site.
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Re: The world's most handsome GM?

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:35 pm

Yasser Seirawan was once highly rated in this department, or so I am reliably informed anyway.
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Re: The world's most handsome GM?

Post by John Upham » Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:55 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
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Yasser Seirawan was once highly rated in this department, or so I am reliably informed anyway.
Are you restricting your request to gentlemen GMs or would you like to include lady GMs?

I believe that there was a web site which specialised in the latter which had nought to do with the aforementioned Canadian GM.
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Re: The world's most handsome GM?

Post by Geoff Chandler » Mon Feb 12, 2024 4:17 pm

Don't go any further John, this thread is a trap. The pious and perfect are hovering over their keyboards like grey-faced vultures just waiting for someone to put their foot in it. I'll PM you my answer.

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Re: The world's most handsome GM?

Post by MJMcCready » Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:25 pm

There may be some truth in that but it won't be coming from me.

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Re: The world's most handsome GM?

Post by MJMcCready » Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:29 pm

Joey Stewart wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:20 am
I seem to remember Magnus doing a short stint as a male model so presumably whoever hired hired him decided there was sufficient handsomeness for the job
Yes same here. Did we ever have such a thing in England? Hard to believe. We must have had pretty boys or something of that perceived ilk?

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Re: The world's most handsome GM?

Post by MJMcCready » Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:37 pm

John Upham wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:01 am
MJMcCready wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:35 pm
Has anyone ever been described as the world's most handsome GM?
Yes.
Care to name who it was?

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Re: The world's most handsome GM?

Post by John Upham » Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:41 am

MJMcCready wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:37 pm
John Upham wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:01 am
MJMcCready wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:35 pm
Has anyone ever been described as the world's most handsome GM?
Yes.
Care to name who it was?

I have no idea but I'm confident that someone somewhere has found the time in their life to describe someone as the world's most handsome GM.
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Re: The world's most handsome GM?

Post by Geoff Chandler » Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:03 am

Hi John,

I too thought, what a strange topic, but have since discovered that this has been raised on a few other forums, and here;
https://www.chess.com/forum/view/off-to ... ss-players Max Warmerdam was put forward as 'Possibly the most handsome chess player of all time.'

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Re: The world's most handsome GM?

Post by MJMcCready » Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:29 pm

Strange topic? Apologies for my light-heartedness. Could we branch off into a sub-topic entitled 'The ECF Foum's most handsome member and encourage pictures to be sent in for judging?

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Re: The world's most handsome GM?

Post by MJMcCready » Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:30 pm

We would need to appoint female members as judges -if we even have any!

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Re: The world's most handsome GM?

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Feb 13, 2024 8:10 pm

"We would need to appoint female members as judges -if we even have any!"

Are you planning to exclude the male homosexual forumites? They are entitled to an opinion.

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