Reports | May 18, 2007 22:04

[lang_nl]Persconferenties 7e ronde[/lang_nl][lang_en]Press conferences 7th round[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Er gebeurde nogal wat in het slot van de partij Mamedyarov-Sasikiran gisteren. Mamedyarov had erg goed gespeeld (Sasikiran vond dat hij 'completely outplayed' was in de opening) en in een zeer ingewikkelde tijdnoodfase speelde hij de verliezende zet, waar hij eeuwig schaak had kunnen houden. Zelfs in de perskamer hadden de aanwezige GM's niet meteen door hoe het precies zat (41.Le4? verliest bijvoorbeeld wegens 41...Ld4!). Het was nogal zuur voor Mamedyarov en hij ontbrak dan ook op de persconferentie, officieel omdat hij zich niet lekker voelde.[/lang_nl][lang_en]There happened a lot during the final phase of the game Mamedyarov-Sasikiran yesterday. Mamedyarov had been playing very well (Sasikiran said he had been 'outplayed completely' in the opening) but in a complicated timescramble he played a losing move, where he could have given perpetual check. Even in the press room the GM's didn't fully understand what was going on (41.Be4? for instance loses to 41...Bd4!). It was a bit of a tragedy for Mamedyarov and so he didn't attend the press conference, officially because he wasn't feeling well.[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Partijen zevende ronde:[/lang_nl][lang_en]Games round seven:[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]De stand na de zevende ronde:[/lang_nl][lang_en]Standings after round seven:[/lang_en]

1. Sasikiran, Krishnan       g  IND  2690  4.5
2. Topalov, Veselin          g  BUL  2772  3.5
3. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar    g  AZE  2757  3.5
4. Adams, Michael            g  ENG  2734  3.5
5. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter   g  ROM  2693  3.0
6. Kamsky, Gata              g  USA  2705  3.0





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Eiae's picture

How many reporters attend those press conferences?
Strange they don't have questions enough ready for the full 15 minutes at each conference.

Centercounter's picture

With everyone so closely packed in the score groups, someone could easily finish up the tournament with +1 and tie for first, or finish with an even score and be last...

Garrick's picture

Topalov en Adams hebben een mooi spel achter de rug.
Peter ga zo door met je uitmuntend reportages.

JMR's picture

Here a picture of Krishnan Sasikiran
(Picture taken in 2004 in Bienne (Biehl)

Goran's picture

Eiae, around 10-15... last few days it increased.

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