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A Legend Among Prodigies - Round 8 Report

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Saturday, 20 December 2014

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By WGM Anna Rudolf and GM Mihail Marin

The eighth round started under almost perfect circumstances of equality. The three leaders had played their direct encounters already, with a puzzling result: Russia beat India, India beat Iran and, in order to close the circle, Iran beat Russia. Therefore, all leading teams faced opponents with lower number of points in the eighth round.

In the top match India crushed Ukraine with a surprising 3,5-0,5 while Iran defeated Serbia with a perfect score: 4-0!! Such results are typical for the first rounds, not for the decisive phase of the tournament...

The Russian players did not seem to completely recover from the shock of yesterday and content themselves with a 2-2 against Turkey.

India and Iran are leading with 14 points, followed by Russia with 13 and Romania with 12. The ninth round schedules the top matches India-Romania and Iran-Poland.

As reported in "The visit of the immortals", Judit Polgar attended the tournament.

The Immortals rooting for the Hungarian team

Here is the interview Judit concealed to one of the hosts:

Stand up for the champion!

Who wouldn't want to have a picture with Judit?

A renowned brilliancy expert handing in the awards.

"Now that I retired I can begin the game with 1.d4!"

A legend among prodigies...

...constantly caring for the new generations.

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