No, its not the answers to the Christmas Quiz. You'll have to wait a day or two longer for those. Instead we have a clear winner in the Photo of the Year competition. What? You didn't know there was such a thing? Well, neither did I until a few moments ago, when I dreamed up the idea while desperate for a title for this article. Never mind, because we have a truly iconic image which is right up there with other great snaps featured here previously. Such as:-
- Roy standing next to Anish Giri
- Me in play - and about to win - against GM Mark Hebden
- Me sitting in a chair that Bobby Fischer had sat in
- A car with a funny number plate in Prague
Jude gave it a terrific go, and as late as move 29, my chess engine says that Jude was slightly better - despite ending up in a line where Boris has a score of 6.5/7 against GM opposition! But as the number of participants/survivors reduced, Jude had the near full focus of Boris' genius turned against him, and he eventually went down in a knight v bishop ending after 55 moves. A really great effort against one of the giants of the modern game.