Yet later we find, from the young Needleman himself, that contrary to Illardo's dramatic account, he believed that there was no collusion at all.
UPDATE: The article has also attracted comment over at the Ottawa Message Boards. Kevin Spraggett had a different take:
If anyone should be criticized for putting the young Needleman into an unfair situation then one should start with the organizers. How could a frail boy resist against a group of the world's strongest GMs until 3 or so in the morning?
And with a little help from Google, Kevin finds that this Carlos Illardo has a rather bad habit.