The serious and good news this week is that chess players competing in the Asian
Games will, for the first time, will be tested for drugs. Its part of the attempt by
the world chess federation to become an Olympic sport.
So this got me thinking. What drigs do chess players take to improve their performance. The doctors
were looking for traces of amphetamines, tranquilizers, heart medicines called beta blockers and other drugs that are also banned in physically strenuous sports. I'd be looking for imagination enhancing drugs - or foods - ginseng, smack, kippers.
Really, how silly is the world getting.