Wednesday, October 1, 2008

GM Lets Clock Tick Down Against Opponent

Whether he was waiting for the noise to settle down, or just playing mind games with his opponent to throw him off, GM Shabalov has a deep think on move one.

There are many interesting stories of people letting their clocks tick down to throw off their opponents. Bobby Fischer was known to do this on occassion - coupled with his solid stare it would definitely be unnerving for the opponent. This is the first time I have seen such a thing on video, however.

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