Organizing an event with more than 2000 players, coaches, captains, referees and members of the organization is not easy at all. It requires an experienced management team, with the ability to foresee all kinds of adverse circumstances and have an accurate response for each case. This afternoon it became clear that the leadership team of the All Indian Chess Federation has been successful in this endeavor. Chess Olympiad 2022 all news
GM Kanep Meelis, playing on the fourth board for Estonia, had an important medical emergency during the game. One of the arbiters, Geert Bailleul, is a trained nurse and immediately attended the player, with the help of sector managers Omar Salama and Nebojsa Baralic shortly afterwards.
Less than ten minutes later an ambulance was on location ready to transport the player to the hospital. Rather than letting the clock run out of time and win the game on time, his opponent, Jamaican Jaden Shaw, offered a draw which was accepted by the Estonian team captain. Gens una sumus!
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