Sunday, June 04, 2006

Danny Gormally

Enough teasing. Danny Gormally was our naughty English grandmaster who punched Levon Aronian's face at the Bermuda party. Actually, I buried this info in the comment's section of this post.

From the BCM site:

From what the BCM has been able to gather from various sources present in Turin, the facts appear to be as follows: annoyed that a young lady player (Arianne Caioli of Australia) preferred to dance with Levon Aronian of Armenia, Gormally landed a punch on the world number three. Thankfully the blow did not do any real damage but the Armenian delegation was understandably incensed that their top board should be treated in this way. To keep the peace, the English delegation decided that Gormally would have to be sent back home immediately.

Such a behaviour by a man is a sure sign of insecurity. But the BCM let's us in on more. The BCM quotes Nigel Short (writing for the Guardian):

Danny is clearly wrestling with demons of his own. When the entire hall rose for a minute's silence as a mark of respect for the victims of the Indonesian earthquake, England's fourth board remained slouched in his chair. Suffice it to say that he lost miserably. While everyone can be excused the occasional poor result, bad form combined with bad attitude is less easily forgiven.

In a word: disgraceful!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Danny sounds like a player in meltdown. Maybe he needs a bottle of scotch and a couple of nights with a hooker to get it out of his system.

Guess he wont be playing for England EVER again.

Greenie said...

From Chessbase R12 report:
"WIM Arianne Caoili, Australia, 2169 (more about her later)"

..Chessbase's joining the fray too

Anonymous said...

Arianne might get a few sponsorship deals out of this exposure,its not every day you get your photo so prominently displayed on Chessbase.

At the very least she should get a few invitations to some decent chess tournaments.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Gormally is going to take up "Chessboxing"? haha.

PickUp 4ever said...

I believe that Caolli rating is 2400 or so... And not 2169 as stands on ChessBase site...

Also, this story shows the lack of beautiful women in chess environment... There are thousands much more beautiful chicks, but Gormally goes crazy, because among 600 female players who take part in Olympiade only 1% are really looking good. The rest 99% of the Olympiade are true "crocodiles"...

The Closet Grandmaster said...

No, here rating is correct. It is 2169. Check FIDE site.

Anonymous said...

Arianne 2400?

What have you been smoking buddy?

haha.

Anonymous said...

Danny sounds to me like a sore loser. beautiful women indeed

Anonymous said...

good for gormally! problem with alcohol my arse. last time i saw so much fun was mark hebden punching gavin wall at the 2005 kilkenny masters. :)

Anonymous said...

ah, this was 2004 - how time flies.

Anonymous said...

http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/i-fell-in-love-says-chess-brawl-man/2006/06/10/1149815362235.html

Danny is a nice guy just totally besotted by Ms Caoili and he is not the only one...other somewhat embarassing incidents happened in Turin.

None of the others have gotten so much press though.

Paul said...

Cave Man chess gone berserk ?? LOL