Friday, October 13, 2006

Che is doing happy dance

Vladimir Kramnik played brave in rapid games to earn the World Champion title. The tiebreak score was 2.5-1.5 and I think the quality was even better then in games with slow time control.

Chessaholic (Todd Shannon), one of the biggest fans of Vladimir Kramnik, passed away on July 10th at the age of 46. Thanks to the help of Phil Harris, Kramnik signed a cap for Todd during the Turin Olympiad. He even waived at the camera and said "Hi, Chessaholic".

Unfortunately, Todd couldn't watch live broadcast on WCN with his friends. But I am sure he is replaying those games on his chessboard up there in Heaven. When the match started, we were saying Kramnik has to win, he owes that to our friend. Vladimir fulfilled his obligation, Che is doing his happy dance now.

Chessaholic (USA) says: T had the webcam aimed at Phil when he got Kramnik to sign a hat and then say Howdy and wave to the camera
Chessaholic (USA) says: was way cool
Chessaholic (USA) says: I could swear he said Howdy Chessaholic

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