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Monday, March 26, 2012

European Chess Championship R6 - 10 in joint lead; 7 players forfeit 'cause of daylight time switch

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Hi everyone,

The latest chess news from the European Chess Championship currently on in Plovdiv, Bulgaria is that 10 players are in joint lead! The leaders include GM Arkadij Naiditsch, GM Laurent Fressinet, GM Yuriy Kuzubov, GM Gawain Jones, GM Ernesto Inarkiev, GM Denis Khismatullin, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, GM Maxim Matlakov, GM Anton Korobov, and GM Sergei Azarov.

They are closely followed by 24 players with 4,5/6, among which are the rating favorite GM Fabiano Caruana, the German Champion GM Daniel Fridman, and the 2700 club members GM Bacrot, GM Movsesian, GM Jakovenko, GM Sutovsky, GM Malakhov, GM Riazantsev, GM Jobava, etc.

Live games with analysis / Pairings round 7 / Results round 6

You can access the official website here for more details.

Seven players did not show up for the round and lost their games by forfeit in the sixth round, despite the reminders  about changing the clocks to daylight saving time. Chief Arbiter of the championship Zdravko Nedev spread clear and visual aids about setting the clocks one hour ahead on Saturday night. In addition there was an announcement in the playing hall before the start of the fifth round on  Saturday. Yet, predictions that there might be absent minded players came true. Six young Georgians and a Greek lady did not show up for the round and automatically lost their game.

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  • At March 27, 2012 at 1:50 AM , Anonymous navy Singh, india said...

    Chess players will be chess players this would not have happened in any other sport for sure


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