Thursday, August 20, 2009

Chess is hazardous to your health

News came in that a Greek chessplayer passed away during a real tournament game. The deceased rated at 2200 was actually winning against his 2400+ opponent when he suffered a heart attack. His opponent, IM Dan Zoler, himself a doctor tried to revive him unsuccessfully.

I wondor what FIDE rules says about situations like this, if it does at all. Do your get awarded the game when your opponent cannot continue the game?

I felt touched reading that Zoler resigned the game. Now, that's sportsmanship.


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