I found that interesting because we had won the Russian Nationals the weekend before the worlds in the same venue and the left was favored the whole time. The wind was slightly left compared to the worlds, but “left” was so strong for that event I had left on the brain. With the wind more to the right, John showed up after the Russian Nationals and had right on his brain, and it served him very well. After Day 1, when John got a 7,1,1 by playing the right, the points gap had formed and was impossible to overcome. Something as simple as, “when in doubt head right” allowed him to be more accurate tactically.