Er, I digress, ahem. Oh Mickey, he's so fine, how I wish that he were mine, Oh Mickey! Oh Mickey! Paula Abduhl's one claim to fame...
Judit with white drew her game with Anand (current World Champion) with black. Wooo wooo! Well, ordinarily I would be cheering for this draw but Polgar has not played well in this premiere event -- not exactly inspiring. Okay, gloves off -- she's played like crap. I mean, come on darlings -- she should have at least six more points on the board and you can't tell me for a second that the organizers of this event didn't have that in mind when they invited certain other players...
Here is the Polgar/Anand game from Chessdom:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O b5 8. Bb3 Be7 9. Qf3 Qc7 10. a3 O-O 11. Qg3 Bd7 12. Bh6 Ne8 13. Rad1 Nc6 14. Nxc6 Bxc6 15. Rfe1 a5 16. Bg5 Bxg5 17. Qxg5 Rb8 18. e5 dxe5 19. Qxe5 Qb6 20. a4 bxa4 21. Bxa4 Rc8 22. Bxc6 Rxc6 23. Na4 Qc7 24. c3 Nf6 25. Rd4 Rc8 26. Qxc7 R6xc7 27. Red1 g6 28. Rd8+ Kg7 29. Rxc8 Rxc8 30. Rd6 Rc4 31. b3 Ne4 32. Ra6 ½-½
From The Week in Chess: Judit Polgar was not so ambitious against Viswanthan Anand in a Sicilian [as Carlsen was with black against Nakamura with white] and both seemed happy enough with a draw in an event that is simply going badly for them.
Perhaps the understatement of the year... Oh - forgot to take off the italics - 'kay, try and do that now, Jan...
Sorry darlings! I'm rallying what I have of Christmas Spirit despite mourning the death of my beloved Mr. Don, and in between writing sentences here I'm stuffing bags full of paper and putting fluff on top and sticking them underneath my fully loaded and ready to crash through the front window at any moment Christmas tree -- yes, I use FAUX GIFTS! BWWWWAAAHHHHAAAA!
I also chopped down at least a dozen pine trees today -- well, okay, I'm exaggerating just a wee little bit. What I actually did was pulled out my clippers, pulled on my ultra-heavy leather I'M GARDENING, SUCKERS! gloves and clipped tons of overgrown branches from a humoungous juniper bush out back, and hacked through some extremely-sharp killer thorns on the barberry shrubs out front that still have red berries on them that even the birds can't get to, and arranged a large basket for the living room to fill a corner and a much more subdued and civilized glittery vase to grace the countertop 'twixt the kitchen and dining area in the back wing. The house is now filled with the scent of juniper, simply cannot imitate the scent of real fresh evergreenery with a candle or essence of oils, etc.
Judit, she's so fricking beautiful. I HATE her.
|Polgar-Anand. Photo © Ray Morris-Hill http://raymorris-hill.smugmug.com/.|
Judit was also playing in the FIDE World Chess Championship in Las Vegas in 1999. The first (and last) time I laid eyes on her in person was on Friday, August 13, 1999 at Caesar's Palace playing venue. There was hardly anyone there. I had expected to see hundreds, if not thousands, of spectators. Welcome to the REAL world of chess, JanXena. So, it does my heart good to see this photo (above) with what appears to be some "fifties" of spectators, if not "hundreds." LOL!
From the official website:
Results Round 7 - Sat 8th Dec
|Gawain Jones v Levon Aronian||½-½|
|Mickey Adams v Luke McShane||½-½|
|Judit Polgar v Vishy Anand||½-½|
|Hikaru Nakamura v Magnus Carlsen||½-½|
|Vladimir Kramnik (assisting commentary)|
Rankings after Round 7
Crosstable after Round 7
Well, I guess Aronian is having a bitch of a tournament here too. SIX points?