The last round of the biggest international chess tournament Linarece-2006 proved inanity of forecasting of results of sports competitions once more.
Azerbaijani grand master Teymur Rajabov, whose chances to win was highly estimated prior to the round, decided not to risk and made a brief draw at the game with French E.Bakro. World champion V.Topalov from Bulgaria, who was outsider in the F.Valekho-Pons tournament, hardly played in a draw. The winner of the tournament became L.Aronian.
Thus, Rajabov shared 2nd - 3rd places at the tournament with V.Topalov that was one of the highest achievements in the career of the Azerbaijani chess-player.
The final result of Topalov (+2) also arouses admiration.
Peculiar chess feat was committed by Rajabov, who lost at the two start rounds, but gained four victories at the end.