While following the broadcast of the US Championship on the ICC web
cam, I head the distinct, but unmistakable sound of Martian supplies ship
landing in the background. The players and fans seem oblivious to this
background noise, but thatís because they are not trained UFOologists.
This isnít the first time that Martians have landed on earth.
The last time they landed was on October 30th, 1938. Orson Wells
did a live news broadcast of that invasion. He was later discredited and
forced to admit, against his will, that his broadcast was a hoax. However
that was not the case. In order to prevent wide scale panic, the US
government engaged in a massive, wide scale cover up.
The initial invasion was in New Jersey, but since then, the Martian
task force has set up shop in San Diego, California. They are now currently
being resupplied around the clock. I will keep you all posted on this story
as events occur. However, I must be very careful. But lets get back to chess
Youíre not going to believe this next story. It is so outlandish, that had I
not followed the games on ICC, I wouldnít have believed it either. But here
it goes. After three rounds of the US Championship, the defending champion,
Hikaru Nakamura, has a .5 out of 3 score. And he hasnít even played any GMís
yet. The defending champion has lost two games and drawn one. He hasnít won
a single game. This is absolutely unbelievable. Below is his third round
loss to WGM Camilla Baginskaite.