How can you not like the guy?
Vassily Ivanchuk’s statement (from translation on Chessbase): “I ask the forgiveness of my supporters, friends, colleagues in arms, and numerous chess lovers, for the emotional interview. I was very upset after losing, but am not in any circumstances planning to give up chess!”
I always update the posts that I get right. 🙂
In my previous post, Ivanchuk must not give up chess (and of course he won’t), I thought it was obvious that Ivanchuk was having a normal, human reaction. Nothing wrong with that, in my book. Too bad the chess world, now, seems to be filled with people who don’t recognize humanity when they see it. Why does everyone want everyone else to be so damned polite?
Get a grip, folks. The internet gives you moment-by-moment coverage of your favorite personalities. Enjoy it, and, in return, cut them some slack.