|Mar-05-12|| ||zakkzheng: Why the heck of the crap is this a draw?Why couldn't he take the rook?And this is just the opening,right?|
|Sep-13-12|| ||Abdel Irada: Scoresheet error suspected: Unless this "draw" was prearranged, it makes little sense as such.|
And speaking of "little sense," what was Black's plan in case of 4. ♗xa8, after which he's down a rook without apparent compensation?
|Sep-13-12|| ||perfidious: In Sr Bosch's other game in the DB from that year, he plays 1....f5 against a GM (Suba vs D Bosch Porta, 1994). Fellow GM Joel Benjamin, long known for his low opinion of the Dutch, would likely argue that 1....f5 is almost as bad as 1....b5.|
One suspects a round nine 'special' between two friends anxious to get the early train home.
|Sep-13-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <perfidious>: <One suspects a round nine 'special' between two friends anxious to get the early train home.>|
Precisely. After the most cursory examination, "suspect" is precisely what one does. And this is what makes it seem so unlikely that the draw <was> really prearranged, because any halfway-competent TD is going to look at the scoresheet and disqualify or otherwise sanction both players for poor sportsmanship, inasmuch as their dishonest dealings produce consequences for other players.
Since as far as we know this didn't happen, my own inference is a scoresheet error.
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