Chess player Daniil Dubov lost a game for refusing to wear a mask

the russian Daniil Dubov, who has held since 2011 the title of International Chess Grandmaster, refused to play with a mask the game against the Dutchman Anish Giri, in the seventh round of the Tata Steel Master tournament, which takes place in the Netherlands, and the organizers gave it up for lost.

“Daniil Dubov will not play the seventh round. Due to a contagion of covid-19 in your close circle, the organization, after consulting with the main referee, has asked him to play with a mask to protect his rival, Anish Giri. Dubov has not shown up for the game, which means he loses by forfeit”, announced the organizers of the most prestigious tournament in the world.

The Russian Grand Master, who is also an assistant to the world chess champion, the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, had tested negative in a rapid test and had also undergone a PCR test, the results of which will probably be known in the near future, official sources reported.

These days the torneo Tata Steel Master, one of the most prestigious in the world, which regularly brings together almost half a thousand players in all categories, but this year it was reduced to the 14 elite chess players, and fans follow the games online, since the public is not allowed in the rooms.

Finished six of the thirteen rounds, Carlsen occupies the first position, tied on 4 points with the Indian Santosh Vidit and the Azerbaijani Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The competition will end on January 30.

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