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Arkadij Naiditsch will play with Azerbaijan.
The GM Arkadij Naiditsch, originally from Latvia, leaves Germany to defend the colors of Azerbaijan. (Where he arrived in Germany with 16 years old). These changes of federation and country have today a merely pragmatic nature like the signings of famous football players. And, in this sense, the petrodollars from Baku result very usefully and persuasive.
National loyalties, love for the jersey? What are they talking about? These are nineteenth concepts, come to tell us the young board stars. Since the tragic demise of the great Vugar Gashimov, the Azeris are really shake active.
It was because their intimate Armenian enemies have already won hung several gold medals in the Olympics, while they remain stagnant.
What they want, what they long for desire is the barter of one gold for another. Finally, Arkadij Naiditsch will play with Azerbaijan.
Meanwhile, shuts down in Madrid the popular “Café Comercial”, on the Glorieta de Bilbao, without anyone knowing the reason. There used to play chess.
And thinking in these crazy days I’ve got some questions…
What is going on with Alexander Morozevich, that for a long time he has been in the doldrums, giving chess rating and results? Of course, he himself has said: “What is a life without defeats?”
But in his case, and after being on the top he should have gained more than enough quota of “vitality”.
Why has Olga Alexandrova not played in the female Spanish team in Reykjavik?
Why, in the few last years, there are not Hispanic delegates in the World Junior Championship?
What has happened with Paco Vallejo that after losing yesterday against the Serbian Ivanisevic, has decided to take five or six sabbatical months?
Why do they have 80 players checked and inspected in the European Games of Iceland (a large measure) only in the fifth round?
What is going on to the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, who has suffered two defeats in Iceland (having already suffered a dozen this year), losing chess rating as if he has had an emotional or mental leakage?
Why do the fanatics of the books entitled ‘I won with such or such opening’ play even worse in that opening?
And finally, why is it in Spain do we almost always improvise (a major weakness) and we are proud of our “great ability of improvisation”?
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