Fyrir um klukkustund bárust frétt þess efnis að áskorendamótinu í Katrínarborg hefur verið frestað um óákveðinn tíma. Ástæðan er sögð sú að rússnesk yfirvöld ætli að takmarka flugumferð frá og með morgundeginum og ekki þótt seinna að vænna að fresta mótinu og koma keppendum frá Rússlandi hið snarasta.
FIDE stops #FIDECandidates
Official announcement – Starting March 27, 2020, Russia interrupts air traffic with other countries without indicating any time frames. In this situation FIDE President decided to stop the tournament.https://t.co/bnDDJhFuiG pic.twitter.com/YYo3SMidqj
— International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) March 26, 2020
I thought we had seen the end of adjournments in #chess, but we have regrettably had to reintroduce them for the Candidates.
— Nigel Short (@nigelshortchess) March 26, 2020
I hope at least now @FIDE_chess will accept responsibility and apologize to the whole chess community for not postponing the World Senior Team in Prague as well as #FIDECandidates in Yekaterinburg. What happens to @rajachess now?
— Harikrishna (@HariChess) March 26, 2020
Players told us that they were informed in the morning, had to start packing right away and now the organizers are trying to arrange a charter flight for the international participants.#FIDECandidates
— ChesscomNews (@ChesscomNews) March 26, 2020
Wow! The right decision yet somehow still a surprise. Can’t help thinking that this decision should have been made much earlier, allowing the players and their delegations a safer and much less complicated way home. #FIDECandidates https://t.co/ai7X9azZRx
— Carsten Hansen (@CazHansen) March 26, 2020
PS. Now I can stream 24/7 again, see you on https://t.co/4FKk3Cg94X
— Maria Emelianova aka MissLovaLova 🔴 (@photochess) March 26, 2020
this is wild. @rajachess skips the #FIDECandidates because of Covid-19, now they’ve stopped the tournament in the middle and postponed the 2nd half to a later date, and Rajabov’s replacement is in the lead. what a mess.
— Borat Voice My Wife Guy (@Erek_Smith) March 26, 2020
Kannski að menn hefðu bara átt að hlusta á Omar Salama!
❤ FIDE should stop the Candidates ❤ They will earn the respect of everyone. Everyone can make a mistake only the brave ones who can admit it. Hopefully the FIDE management will listen to the sound of LOGIK 🙏❤
Rétt er að lokum að þakka Hrafni Jökulssyni frá stórgóð skrif á Vísi um áskorendamótið. Hér er pistill gærdagsins. Þar gagnrýnir hann mótshaldið harðlega.