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The Duel of the Titans - Round 5 Report

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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By WGM Anna Rudolf and GM Mihail Marin

The tournament enters the free day not without producing a crucial result: the formidable Russian team defeats top-seeded India by 3-1. The score could have been less severe had India's third board Aravindh not overstepped the limit of admissible risk against Vavulin, in a desperate attempt to restore the equality in the match.

Favorite number two Germany was held to a 2-2 by Georgia. A curious detail is that both decisive games were won by the female players.

Much to the local fans' delight, Hungary 1 broke the invincibility of the ambitious team of Uzbekistan. The result of 3-1 promotes the Hungarians for the top match against Russia in the next round.

Video diary of Round 5:

And since the free day, with its numerous activities, is just hours away, we can look at things in a more relaxed way.
In the following interview you can find out why a young boy prefers chess over other sports:

But football has its virtues, too, as it gives you a chance to beat Magnus!

Happy birthday to our participants!

I can see it in your eyes...

... and in your glasses!

Thinking of the next move

The fourth round brilliancy prize was won by Kende Antal. You can find his game with annotations HERE.

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Comments (1)
1. Written by Sinclair on 07:02 18 2014 .
Great photos!

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