Friday, February 10, 2006

GM James Plaskett on "Millionaire"

GM James Plaskett tells his suspenseful story of appearing on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" in Britain at the ChessBase news site. It is really worth a read, especially if you have ever considered trying out for the show yourself, as I have. When the first million dollar winner on the U.S. version of the show was a Rutgers grad, my wife began suggesting that I give it a go. In fact, to this day she still nudges me from time to time, especially after I get a string of Jeopardy questions right, that I should try one of these things before senility sets in. I think I'll have to get her to read Plaskett's story of his six-year, tension-packed ordeal, after which she'll probably let it drop....

2 comments:

Patrick said...

My old roommate won a car, a trip to Australia, and a trip to England ($39,000 value) on The Price is Right, beating an old lady in the showcase showdown after she had talked trash during the commercial break. She said she had watched the show for 20 years and wasnt gonna lose to some punk kid. The brainiac shows seem to be a lot more trouble.
And even if you get on a brainiac show you can still lose on a culinary arts or pop culture question.

Michael Goeller said...

Good point! Yeah, I think "The Price Is Right" is more my speed anyway....