First of all, this blogger would like to THANK those who actively participated in the survey "Who do you think will win the Battle of GMs 2009?" Thank you for the time and efforts.
So here are the results:
A total of 44 votes were received, already a decent number although some 150 votes were expected.
So topped the suvey -- as expected -- with 25 votes (56%), followed by Antonio (5), Torre (3), Bitoon (3), Nolte (3), Gomez (2), Dableo (2), and Paragua (1).
Laylo, Buenaventura, Gonzales and Sadorra received no votes.Interestingly, let's compare the survey results with the actual final rankings.
What does this survey really tell us?
Simple: that the chess community is really in-the-know. Nobody, no institution, can fool them around.
The draw in So-Antonio Round 6 match? ONLY the chess community can fool itself around.