Six GMs to Fight For the Horse in Netherlands

Время публикации: 08.11.2012 03:14 | Последнее обновление: 08.11.2012 03:14

A weekend tournament will take place in Netherlands on November 16-18th and gather 6 GMs: Loek van Wely, Ivan Sokolov, Sipke Ernst (all Dutch), Luke McShane, Matthew Sadler (both England) and Daniel Fridman (Germany). The participants will play with an unusual time control - 45 minutes for a game. However, the prize is even more unusual: except money, the winner will get a... horse. A real one.

Actually this won't be a surprise for those who have followed the competition previous years, as long as the winners were getting the same prize then too. 


You can see Loek van Wely who won the first weekend competition held in 2006. He decided to present his prize to his wife's parents who were living in countryside. GM was pleasantly surprised by the pedigree racer and started to go further in details, however, he then remembered that one shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth.

This time Ivan Sokolov will give a real fight for his 11-year-old daughter is taking riding lessons and dreams of having her own horse.


  


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