#chess#scacchiera#mate of Arabs matto degli Arabi quando gioco a scacchi la passione mi porta ad isolare i pensieri dal resto del mondo... in una forma cosi profonda che il il tempo diventa uno scorrere silenzioso della mia vita
This is pretty bad. Yesterday, before game 4, a 2 min video was published on the Saint Louis Chess Club youtube channel, displaying Caruana's preparations for the match and some of his seconds.
A particularly critical moment was the following screenshot, displaying some of the opening preparation Fabiano did for the match. Concrete Petroff and Queen's Gambit lines are clearly visible.
There has been a discussion whether the leak was intentional but I doubt it. More likely it was supposed to be published AFTER the match, but someone did a (intentional) mistake. You dont publish a youtube video just like that.
The video has been removed since but the harm is done.
A terrible blow for the challenger. Luckily for him, he has already played the Queen's Gambit declined and Carlsen could have expected Petroff.
Nevertheless this puts an enormous shade on a tense and well-fought match. Caruana will be shaken. And Carlsen will have to listen 'It was not fair' arguments until the end of his life.
P.S. The photo is already viral all over the Internet so it is not like I am doing any more harm with it. Carlsen has probably seen it anyway.
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At the sides of the FIDE Presidential Board Meeting in London, European Chess Union and the Turkish Chess Federation signed the contract for the European Women #Chess Championship 2019 to be held in Antalya, Turkey.