Day 2 Round 3
IMG_5556Round 3 began at 4.30 p.m. and the last game finished about 10 p.m. For some participants the games didn’t start at all due to their delay. Probably three Russian players were not informed about a "zero tolerance" rule which require chess players to be seated at their boards when the games are scheduled to start.  All FIDE events use this rule and European School Championship is not an exception, although arbiters had to determine the result. After 3 rounds it’s possible to name few leaders in different age groups: in U-7 category Matin Mursalli, Emre Akin Kaptan have 3 out of 3;  Melek Ismayil leads in U-7 girl group (3 out of 3), Emirhan Tarlabasi is a sole leader in U-9 group; Sude Hereklioglu, Elena Adzgaradze have 3, playing in U-9 girl category; Ozen Bahadir and Denizcan Temizkan play in U-11 age group and have 3 points as well as    , Gizem Ayazmali who shows the best result in U-11 girl age group. Kim Yana, Dinara Dordzhieva participate in U-13 category and have 3 points as well. Girls, playing in U-13 category, show really fighting spirit – only 1 out 15 games was finished with drawish result while 14 games were scored.  You can follow the photo report of the 3rd round below.

Some players decided to stay near the playing hall and get ready to the next round
Playing Black Turkish Emirhan Tarlabasi won the game without making any move against Russian player Daniil Golikov who was late today. The game between two leaders was played in the first board.
A score sheet of a little participant in U-7 category. He already knows how to write zero, although we can see the moment both opponents made a castle. His signature is also looks like zero. It’s time to learn number “1” since our little player managed to win the game!
Players are curious about what’s going in the game.
Arbiter tries to find out what happened in the match between players from U-7 category.
Be2 was the last move and of course a little player was not confused but bravely answered Rd8.
Chess is such an interesting game!
Famous GM and trainer Mikhail Gurevich waits for his pupils next to the playing hall and always ready to pose for photos with admires of his chess talent.

Report & Photos By Karlovich Anastasiya
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