Sunday, January 22, 2006

Worst Loss in My Life

Some 10 minutes ago, there was a sensational end to West - Solomon as IM Guy West, of Victoria, went down to IM Stephen Solomon. Mr West clearly had tears in his eyes and later yelled out a muffled, "Fuck[!]" in the hotel bar.

I also overheard him characterise the experience as the worst loss in his life. Even GM Rogers asked in surprise, "You lost that Guy?"

Meanwhile, IM Alex Wohl was reminded of what Gufeld had apparently said: "The chess board is like Africa - all black." Yet, despite his domination, Wohl also came off second best this evening.

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