|May-11-07|| ||ahmadov: Akadij Naiditsch has just won the tournament and won $5,000.|
|May-11-07|| ||square dance: <ahmadov> thanks for the update. by any chance do you have the result for van wely-guseinov?|
|May-11-07|| ||ahmadov: <square dance: <ahmadov> thanks for the update. by any chance do you have the result for van wely-guseinov?> van Wely won...|
|May-11-07|| ||square dance: thanks again. too bad. guseinov is a nice kid. ive talked to him on playchess a few times. btw, did you ever hear anything about that incident during the sutovsky game from the euro championship?|
|May-11-07|| ||ahmadov: <square dance: thanks again. too bad. guseinov is a nice kid. ive talked to him on playchess a few times.> This President's Cup was an excellent opportunity for me to meet many of our players, including Mamedyarov, Rauf Mamedov, Nidjat Mamedov, Vasif Durarbayli, Zeinab and Turkan Mamedyarovas etc. I really liked all of them. They are brilliant. |
Guseinov was the only Azeri who had chances for winning the tournament. So, we all were upset, but I congratulated van Wely immediately after he won. Guseinov was so upset that he did not show up for receving his prize.
<btw, did you ever hear anything about that incident during the sutovsky game from the euro championship?> No, what happened there?
|May-11-07|| ||square dance: <No, what happened there?> apparently guseinov went to get coffee at, or around move 10 and when he came back sutovsky made some comment like "its too late for that. it wont help you.". i forget the exact wording, but of course talking to your opponent during a game is against the rules.|
|May-11-07|| ||ahmadov: <square dance:> What was the consequence of the incident?|
|May-11-07|| ||square dance: nothing. sutovsky won the game in fine fashion and guseinov missed out on a chance to qualify via tie breaks. iirc a draw would've placed him in the tie breaks.|
|May-11-07|| ||ahmadov: <square dance> I heard about the result. I believe that Guseinov will have better chances to show his true strength in the future...
Do you think that Sutovsky did that deliberately?|
|May-11-07|| ||square dance: well, i dont know how one could accidentally utter a comment like that so im guessing it was some sort of psychological ploy by sutovsky. |
as for guseinov, it would be nice to see him get invitations to more recognizable tournaments. maybe even something like corus B next year. in his last two events he has 9 or 10 wins and 3 losses, all of which were against guys near, or at the top of the tournament.
|May-11-07|| ||ahmadov: <square dance> I think Guseinov is a true gentleman because he did not mention about this incident when he spoke about his performance at the tournament on a tv programme the other day...|
|May-12-07|| ||Rubion: You can see from the tie break scores that Naiditsch played much weaker opposition than the other top finishers in the tournament. He only tough one was against Short, in fact he didn't play any of the other top 10 seeds.|
Again we see the advantage in Swiss tournaments of a tactical early loss, as Arkadij had in round 4. That ensures much weaker opposition compared to those who have been leading from the start, like Short and Milov, who often fall away at the end.
Still, a great win for the top German GM.