Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Don't Miss Post Mortems

I think you'll all agree with me that the ChessVibes crew have truly outdone themselves in their coverage of this year's Corus tournament. We love the videos.

For a little more grandmaster guidance, I've been enjoying Mihail Marin over at Chessbase. His dissection of round three's Radjabov - van Wely was particularly outstanding.

But the official event website, surprisingly, also has some excellent content. I don't know why, but I didn't check that site's own daily reports until this morning! Take round 9 and read especially that part about Ljubojevic - Kortchnoi. Discussing a certain moment in their game, this is what apparently ensued:

Kortchnoi: Looks like black is better
Ljubo: I was afraid you’d just lose
Kortchnoi: But I’m stubborn, and I’ll always be stubborn

It kinda makes me wish I was there. That's why I always love postmortems, especially by some colourful characters. Do you have a favourite postmortem moment?

1 comment:

Tom Chivers said...

Jon Speelman is wonderfully lucid in postmortems.