Continental Championship update1

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RULES AND INFORMATION;  CHESS RESULTS; URUGUAY FEDERATION

One of the America’s most prestigious qualifying tournaments. A total of 75 titled players, including 23 GMs and 15 IMs, will fight it out for 4 qualifying spots for the upcoming World Cup , part of the World Championship cycle. Two Canadian grandmasters are participating.

Yesterday Anton Kovalyov had a lucky escape and managed to draw a lost game.  Hansen won, though the game was not shown on the LIVE games.  I am not sure why…Round two pairings are up, with Eric playing on board 10 while Anton finds himself on board 37:

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You can follow Eric at his TWITTER.  Eric has brought with him his friend and colleague Robin van Kampen to work as his second, camera man and body guard.

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Robin and PIZZA! Part of the job being a second is to test the food before Eric eats. I assume Eric is the taking the photo, waiting to see if Robin turns green.  Notice the water: this tournament is too serious for beer!

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The following photos and video are from the tournament organizers and more can be found from their TWITTER and YOUTUBE page.

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Top seed Julio Granda (with the Black pieces).  Julio lives in Spain (Salamanca) very close to where I live in Portugal, and occasionally he comes by to visit.

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Eric looking very purposeful.

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