Another splendid example of the inimitable charm and courtesy of Paul McKeown, the world's slowest writer of chess books. Over on the Forum, a discussion on the laws of chess has become rather fixated on the fact that the FIDE laws prohibit the use of descriptive notation (a law only honoured in the breach, it would seem). By termite standards, it was a perfectly polite and amicable discussion, but yesterday afternoon, McClown had apparently had enough. Interrupting his back-breaking daily labours on his long-awaited Bob Wade biography, he thundered
Why does everyone keep yapping on about notation, as if it was actually important?
He then went on to...er, yap on about notation, telling a truly side-splitting story about what happened to him at an open tournament in Germany a few years ago, when one of his friends was worried about being defaulted for using descriptive notation!