Thursday, September 10, 2009

1992 Manila Olympiad veteran grandmaster lost in just 15 moves!

During the simultaneous exhibition of Eugenio Torre last Saturday at MERALCO, a friend just told me about this incident regarding a leading French grandmaster of Russian origin who showed up dead drunk in a tournament in India, but couldn't find a more comprehensive news on the web but here it is, we've got the whole story. According to report by TimesOnline, Grandmaster Vladislav Tkachiev arrived for Thursday's match against India's Praveen Kumar in such an inebriated state that he could hardly sit in his chair and soon dozed off after just 11 moves, losing the round on technical grounds after failing to complete the moves in the allotted time of one hour and thirty minutes. He's currently rank no. 58 in the world.

Tidbits: Vladislav Tkachiev represented Kazakhstan at the 1992 Chess Olympiad in Manila.

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