Sunday, January 01, 2006


What's the best excuse you've ever used when you turned up late for a game? Your cat died? Maybe the train was late? Or maybe that you had an attack of indigestion?

Failing to turn up for his round 3 game in the 58th Russian Championships, world number 17 Alex Morozevich claimed that his lateness was because the hotel was so comfortable! Writing for the Guardian, Leo Barden reports that staff even telephoned the Russian in his room. Still he slept like a baby.

Thus, we join Mr Barden in calling Mr Morozevich, MoroZZZevich.

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