Fiery Speeches in Poikovsky

Время публикации: 28.08.2013 20:37 | Последнее обновление: 28.08.2013 21:02

The traditional tournament named after Anatoly Karpov has started in Poikovsky. Below you can find extracts from the commentary Alexander Andreevski, the director of the event, gave Chess-News.

"The solemn opening ceremony, which took place in sports complex Neptun, went vividly.

The children in chess costumes performed a dance...

The welcoming speeches were delivered by the general sponsor Yuganskneftegaz and local officials.

The speeches were also delivered by three grandmasters. One of those was Oleksandr Onischuk who is the only participant who payed in all Poikovsky tournaments.    

Emil Sutovsky delivered a fiery speech - as in Russian, so in Hebrew, which we heard for the first time.

Ivan Cheparinov, who participates in Poikovsky for the first time, addressed words of gratitude to the organizers.

Bulgarian GM will go down in history as the first ever Bulgarian participant.

The chief arbiter Yuri Lobanov, who works for the Poikovsky tournament for the 13th time, gave start to Round 1 at 13:00 CET."

Ernesto Inarkiev defeated Emil Sutovsky giving those who think Grunfeld is impregnable a chance to change their attitudes

The sharp encounter Eljanov - Nepomniachtchi finished peacefully

Dmitry Jakovenko beat Viorel Bologan

Alexander Motylev replaced Evgeny Tomashevsky who reached the semifinal of the World Cup


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