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Report from Tromsø: History in the Making

A dramatic win by Thanadon after the ups and downs of both players has confirmed that he will get the CM Title. Again, there occurred an error by the arbiter who put the Kings on the wrong squares and thus the result shown on the live internet broadcast was that it ended in a draw.

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Report from Tromsø Day 10

A Bridge Not Too Far, Perhaps. Because of poor fees, not many good arbiters cared to come to this tournament – only those who live not far from Norway did come as the airfare did not cost them so much. Likewise, you just can’t expect the tournament to be trouble-free. I do not think that

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Report from Tromsø: Fighting Spirits Live On

The security guards here in Norway from a security company show no mercy and they are all big-built persons too. Norwegian people I have met so far everywhere are nice and kind. But not these people. Because of confusion about the credentials, one cannot blame the guards really. Mine credential is of violet colour, and

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Report from Tromsø: Half Way Through

The chief arbiter enforced more and more strict rules of many prohibitions. Before, captains and players with special green cards could enter into any Sector (there are altogether 8 Sectors). Now, they could not enter into any other sector apart from the sector where they are in charge of, especially Sector 8, where top boards

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Report from Tromsø: A Near Miss Again

I had my breakfast with an arbiter staying in the same hotel as mine and I was told that arbiters for this tournament got paid 1,500 Euro each. This is considered to be generous at first, but it is not – this fee includes also the air tickets! This is perhaps why I did not

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