Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wang Hao apologizes for winning and moving into a tie for the lead

At the fascinating and action-packed Tal Memorial chess tournament (the official website is in Russian, natch) rising Chinese chess star Wang Hao won his game with Boris Gelfand when Gelfand unexpectedly resigned in a position that was not clearly lost.

In fact Wang Hao felt a bit strange about it. “I was very lucky,” he repeated a few times in the press room, and even started to apologize for playing on in the ending so long. Unnecessary apologies of course, if only because a draw offer isn’t allowed at this tournament anyway.

Read all about it in a great Round 7 report at, or check the game itself out at Alexandra Kosteniuk's

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