9961 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
after the end of game 3 .....
What a shame. I have lost all respect for Topalov now...childish...and immature...what a total a..hole. I hope Anand wipes the floor with him.
Shaking hands is not mandatory.
No it is not...but it is sportsman-like. By refusing to shake Anand's hand...it is just disrespectful. I don't know if the information is correct.
If neither player wanted to shake hands, this is fine. On the other hand, if one player extended a hand and the other refused, a good -slapping is in order. For the refusing party, of course.
looks like a new rivalry is sparking up
capablanca and alekhine
fischer and every russian player :)
kasparov and karpov
now its looking like anand and topalov?
First, Topalov says he will not ask for a draw nor accept one...he then says he is playing Sofia rules(rather than World Chanpionship Rules), he also insists that he wanted no chat with Anand during the games...now he refuses to shake hands with the World Champion after game 3. Let's not forget that the official site for this match carries only interviews with Topalov and his manager, but none of Anand's....what does this all add up to?
As I understand, shaking hands IS mandatory in the beginning of the game, not sure if in the end.
It has nothing to do with what is mandatory "Atos"... if your neighbour says hello to you...it is not mantatory to reply either. But, simply rude and disrepectful not to exchange the greeting.
The only thing Topalov is doing is revealing himself for what he is...and in the process increasing Anand's fan base. Go Anand...wipe his face in it.
I watched round 3 in its entirety and Im almost sure that I saw them shake hands after the draw. It was after they stood up, Topa sort of had his back to the camera.
LOL, then it's just another rumor...
Well "tumortank", you said "almost". Susan Polgar is currently in Sofia watching these matches, in her blog she indicated that Topalov refused to shake Anand's hand...the link is above.
Geez, for jumping to conclusions.
There was no handshake. (fact)
But, where does it say Anand offered an Topalov refused?
By refusing to shake Anand's hand...it is just disrespectful.
[edit} Update 2: The players at the press conference said they simply forgot to shake hands at the end of the game.
ive just checked it up. apparantly to both players at teh press conference, they just simply forgot to shake hands.
the handshake wasnt the big deal, it was before it: in a simply drawn position Topalov (who refuses to talk to Anand) goes to the Arbiter and offers a draw!? all he has to do is say 1 word to Vishy but he seems to be too high and mighty for that. the game was drawn a few moves later.
I agree with you completely. Sometimes after a soccer game, if the other team played dirty, or talked trash, then I may not make the effort to go over and shake their hands. But under no circumstances would I ever refuse to shake hands with somebody who came over to me and extended his hand.
Man, if you've ever played a tourney game you'll know that the pressure can be so big you can forget your name. I even wrote the wrong score once on my blank (kudos to my opponent for pointing out my mistake - hell, it was a tough game!). Stuff happens, apparently (as both said) they forgot it. Why some people will always try to turn everything into a scandal?
I agree with you, too, and as a rule I do not like shaking hands when I am about to eat, and I am not a big fan of guys who always like to shake hands. I suppose that was why I wrote my last comment about soccer games, when everyone has dirty hands to start with, so it makes no difference.
maybe just an elbow bump then?
Should i use the same opening in every game?
by Squarely a few minutes ago
by GodIike 3 minutes ago
10/22/2014 - E.Bacrot - P.Leko, Elista Grand Prix, 2008
by sanjaykumarpaul1 5 minutes ago
Opening book with good explenation
by Squarely 7 minutes ago
Who's your fav in the Top Ten?
by satlen99 17 minutes ago
How do normal people become 2100 players
by _Number_6 21 minutes ago
by SilentKnighte5 25 minutes ago
The Myth of Autism and Chess
by Squarely 26 minutes ago
Hurt/Heal World Champions
by satlen99 31 minutes ago
Weird bug increased my standard rating by 150 points!
by tal_2010 37 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!