Competition Day 2
Day 2 Chess Competition
Now that the third and fourth round have been played we are nearing the second half of the tournament. As more matches are being played the group of frontrunners is getting smaller.
There were some amazing games on the boards today. In round 4 on board 8 there was a draw between Jun Hao Tan (CM) from Singapore and Theo Stijve (FM) from Switzerland. It was the longest game of that round. Theo Stijve, playing with black pieces, first offered his knight. Then Jun Hao Tan, who had 600 elo less than his opponent, sacrificed his rook to obtain stalemate.
Three men are currently tied for first place, while Fiona Sieber (WIM) from Germany is leading the women’s category with 3,5/4 points.
Tomorrow we will bring only one new round, since the players will be competing against each other in a blitz tournament in the afternoon.
Day 2 Bridge Competition
In bridge competition, the unexpected Day 1 leaders from Thailand are still holding strong.
After three victories over teams from Uganda and Czech Republic and a bye round, they’re leading the field with Poland 2 closely behind.
France and Germany are in third and fourth, both after a setback against Poland 1 who were the only other undefeated team in the tournament, but suffered a loss to the Czechs in the final round of the day. The Poles are thus trailing in sixth, with Serbia 1 also separating them from a podium position, but should face relatively easier opposition later on.
Still all to play for in Days 3 and 4, as most of the top teams are yet to face each other in this single round-robin event.