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  1. 17 Jan '10 04:35 / 2 edits
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6064

    see the video titled "shirov & van wely," at 0:45, and 2:30, shirov clearly makes an expression like "hey, this thing is not working, I'm not getting the signal!"

    I always knew there was something fishy about him.
  2. 17 Jan '10 04:37
    Originally posted by philidor position
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6064

    see the video titled "shirov & van wely," at 0:45, shirov clearly makes an expression like "hey, this thing is not working, I'm not getting the signal!"

    I always knew there was something fishy about him.
    there's no video
  3. 17 Jan '10 04:38 / 1 edit
    oh my god, they must've removed it. I swear it was right there! seriously.

    http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/8941/capture3ak.jpg
  4. 17 Jan '10 04:50 / 1 edit
    the video is still there.

    By the way, I was joking when I posted this, but the more I look at it, the more it feels like he really communicates with someone about the position, especially when you see the footage a little longer around 2:30, and it wasn't during the opening either.

    anyone? am I getting crazy?
  5. 17 Jan '10 05:00
    http://www.chessanytime.com/news/news-shirov-with-black-and-van-wely-with-white.-129.html
  6. 17 Jan '10 05:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by philidor position
    anyone? am I crazy?
    Yes.
  7. 17 Jan '10 05:02 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Yes.
    Would you please care to explain to me then, why he looks at a certain place, then at the board, then back at that certain place and shakes his head slightly in a worried & serious manner?
  8. 17 Jan '10 05:08
    No.
  9. 17 Jan '10 05:13 / 1 edit
    It just occurred to me it could be a 2D demonstration board nearby.
  10. 17 Jan '10 05:15
    I believe they're all just looking at the photographers & camera people
  11. 17 Jan '10 05:19
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    I believe they're all just looking at the photographers & camera people
    If that's the case, he is so deeply immersed in the position that he doesn't realize he makes an expression to someone who he doesn't know by looking back and forth at him/her & the board.
  12. 17 Jan '10 15:37
    Probably a mistake on the demo board.Or just nothing

    On another note,I've always thought Ivanchuk is a pothead.He always looks out of this world.As if he doesn't fully realise what's going on around him.
    Again so in this video.Or is that just me?
  13. 17 Jan '10 15:45
    If he was cheating he wouldn't make it that obvious lol
  14. 17 Jan '10 15:46
    Originally posted by Maxacre42
    If he was cheating he wouldn't make it that obvious lol
    That's what he wants you to think!
  15. 17 Jan '10 15:47
    Originally posted by Ajuin
    On another note,I've always thought Ivanchuk is a pothead.He always looks out of this world.As if he doesn't fully realise what's going on around him.
    Again so in this video.Or is that just me?
    They say he lives on Planet Ivanchuk.