Saturday, June 03, 2006

British GM Sent Home

We have an update on this story. The Irish team blog says:
I didn't actually witness the following story, so I can't vouch for it's veracity but what I heard was that a star Armenian player was punched by an English grandmaster at the "Bermudan" party (the traditional main party at Olympiads) while dancing with a very pretty girl who plays for Austraila. The Armenians (who are currently in a comfortable lead in the Olympiad) did not take kindly to this and the English grandmaster has been sent home for his own safety.
We hear from a very reliable source that the English GM was actually allegedly bashed by the Armenians.

16 comments:

ignacio dee said...

Hello,

If you don't mind and I think you are Filipino, kumusta ka! Ngayon ko lang nakita itong blog na ito.
Kung totoo, laki problema sa mga Brits ito.

ignacio dee said...

Kumusta!

Ngayon ko lang nakita blog mo! If true, what a revolting development for the Brits who are in their worst Olympiad.

Anonymous said...

So much for the english stiff upper lip! haha

chi nazario said...

Sorry, Mr. Anonymous, didn't mean to offend your sensibilities. Also, Iggy just texted me to say he wasn't what I said he was - said he actually captained the 1994 Youth Squad to Malta.

Matthew Sweeney said...

Ummm, I mean no offence, but, could we keep exchanges in English please. Thanks :-)

Remis Aman said...

Who's the English GM?

Greenie said...

Gor......

Greenie said...

...actually, that name was another rumour picked up from playchess ;>

but I'm more curious about who is the female player. From what I glimpsed from the gallery at
http://www.kosteniuk.com/
I can't say I'm exactly impressed lol

The Closet Grandmaster said...

It is Danny Gormally. The Australian official team email reads:

"In breaking news about the Bermuda party last night, Armenia's gold medal chances have taken a dive after their top board was hit in the face by England's Danny Gormally. Apparently they were fighting over one of the Australian players..."

TCG

Anonymous said...

Aronian was the one that copped a black eye ,yes?

Anonymous said...

I heard it was Aronian who got punched,and to think people think this only happens at Doeberl!

Remis Aman said...

Ko, there is no problem for guessing who's the hot female Aussie player :-)

h3nZ said...

Who is the girl?

Anonymous said...

Pity the Asutralian ladies talents off the board not better directed to on the board.

Seems this team has a history of such things during the 1990's onwards.

Perhaps one of them should play board 3 for the Open team - the talents may help provide a distraction to gain points, they are wasted in the ladies section

Anonymous said...

None of Australia's female players are good enough to even be the 6th board for the open team.

Part of the problem with the womens team is that you only have to be 2100 FIDE strength to qualify,then its simply a matter of affording the airfare.

There are no female players in Australia who are serious about getting to 2400 strength and getting a real IM title.

Which is a pity. Maybe it will change in the future,but at the moment they are happy to be just
2100-2200 players.

Gareth said...

Haha Amiel I like the strikethrough of "actually" and replaced by "allegedly"