A certain flu has downed yours truly for the past days making it hard to update this blog in a regular basis. We're still recovering at this moment. Our apologies.
At the chess world cup, there's one match yet to be decided and that is between former FIDE World champ, Ukranian Ruslan Ponomariov and last year quarter-finalist of the same event and Wesley So's 4th round tormentor, Vladimir Malakhov of Russia. Boris Gelfand earlier advances to the final by defeating another chess prodigy, 19 year old Sergei Karjakin, 2-0. I don't know about this but Malakhov is my sentimental favorite to beat Ponomariov in their tie break rapid match, aren't you? Of course, being the guy who thwarted the hopes not only of Wesley So to reached the quarterfinals but of the whole Filipino chess community as well, seeing Malakhov advancing to the finals, or even winning the cup may give Wesley an additional boost of confidence after his impressive run in the world cup. Doubters of So may even finally embraced the fact that there's a new kid on the block.
Erroneous. Also I committed some mental lapses in my previous post. I fail to notice that I used the term "ex-living" partner instead of "ex-live in" partner in description of Ms Marilyn Young, the late Bobby Fischer's companion whom he bore a daughter named Jinky. Again my apologies especially to Ms Young if she happen to read our recent post.
Chess World Cup Official website
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