If you can’t beat ‘em, buy ‘em.

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An article by Dylan Loeb Mclain in the NYTimes this morning outlines a plan by the preƫminent financial supporter of chess on the planet, Rex Sinquefield, to lure top players into switching federations to the U.S. in order to compete in the olympiad on our behalf and ostensibly, to live in the U.S. and raise our profile internationally.

While the article is itself an enjoyable read (such a pleasure to see chess coverage in the times!)- the comments are just as interesting.