Thursday, January 22, 2009

Luck does exist in chess

After some photo sessions and interviews during day off for Group C top seed GM Wesley So, the hugely popular Filipino youngster returns on the board tonight against top Venezuelan GM, Eduardo Iturrizaga (2528). In the meantime check out this video folks (starting at 3:02) it was a game between GM David Howell of England and GM Nijboer of the Netherlands. GM Friso Nijboer, the first round victim of Wesley So, committed a huge blunder on his 60th move, loosing a piece. Notice that Howell had only six seconds left on his clock before Nijboer blundered! Indeed luck does exist in chess...sometimes.

Was that Magnus Carlsen on the background or just a mere look a like?

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