41 ( +1 | -1 ) Interesting point now arises......I presume this replayed game is a Duel to the Death as any Draw offer must surely involve the extending of a hand together with the question "Draw ?"
So, one for the Arbiters out there - Can you make a Draw offer without extending your hand ?
I believe tomorrows Kramnik - Topalov game has, by prior arrangement, been agreed as a "mutual no handshake" game.
53 ( +1 | -1 ) Oh ! Don't you just love it ! Nigel Short tortured Cheparinov for most of the agonising 72 moves of the replayed game before gleefully accepting the Bulgarian's resignation. He then came up with a classic one liner "There is a god and he's not Bulgarian." The spirit of Chess wins and the despicable Cheparinov now awaits a one way ticket to Siberia. The attempted handshake is up on Youtube and can be accessed via Chessbase.com, it is quite funny in a way to watch the bumbling Nigel repeatedly offer his hand to a completely disinterested Cheparinov.
If you really do want to bust the Sicilian, try a strategically timed f4 :0)
76 ( +1 | -1 ) Someone's attention was at the right board at......the right time youtube.com