Tkachiev Falls Asleep at the Board-

I read this story this morning on chessvibes (where else?) and simply had to reblog it. I remember hearing similar stories about several other GM’s on the american circuit (I won’t repeat names), but this is absolutely egregious. For a top player (#58 in the world!) to show up drunk to an elite tournament is one thing – among the russians nearly a de rigueure right of passage- but to sleep through his game, needing to be carried out of the tournament hall, sheesh- he must be a lush!

I hope the tournament directors release his game fragment for us to dissect.