Originally posted by @vandervelde
Azmairapashvili looks himself like a Soviet mafia member rather than a chess referee.
(Ok it ahs always said for Geller ha ha. "He looks like a boxer or wrestler...)
Kovalyov just tried his lucky bermuda shorts again after win against Anand.
Azmairapashvili was acting like mafia body guard.
Now I think Azmairapashvili was envious because Kovalyov was younger and prettier than him. Azma also felt latent homosexual urge which he - typically for rural primitive blocks - transferred into bullying and harassment.
Kovalyov reacted too softly. Nice intellectuals like him should wear a fighting leather baton or iron knuckles or something even stronger with themselves. If he had beaten pig Azmai, Kovalyov would have felt much better, in spite of forfeited game.