I have heard an interesting array of opinions. Some say Rationality is by far the worst. I am wondering. Rationality and Chess Ninja both hide under a veil of anonymity showing fear that they may be wrong. They dont have conviction.
On the other hand Jimmy uses his IM title to promote and protect what they say. He doesnt say anything slanderous himself. He starts the ball rolling by first distorting a statement and then the rabid hate blogs take over. The anonymous shouts happen in the shout boxes. So we all start shadow boxing.
But hey, there is one in the forefront. He is not scared. He relies on that IM title to protect him.
Which is worse? The one who hides in the dark from fear or the one who is in the open protecting an illusory right of the elite players to continue playing for the Country long after they have ceased to be competitive.
Who is strategising to prevent a competitive environment to help our juniors reach even greater heights? Maybe even beyond IM. Personally I think Mok and Mas still have a shot. But they musnt give up fighting and hide behind an ivory tower.
They need to stay sharp too and I do wish they will also give something back by playing the local circuits and giving our juniors a good fight here. Even for the seniors that cannot go overseas. There is a multiplier effect if this is done.
I dont know why Jimmy is against the idea of healthier competition but I dont think his ideas will work. I think the evidence has already shown this if we care to look.