This is the first report from our man in Turin, Larry Ermacora. The match Armenia - Hungary ended, well, you be the judge.
Got here before half past ten this morning and immediately came across a sensation or a disappointment in the final round. At the men's top match Armenia-Hungary the players had already left and all four boards showed draws. RAI Italian Television had set up an enormous camera next to this table for live transmission. Too bad for them. Why is this allowed by FIDE?
OK Armenia had the gold medal in the bag, but why deprive the paying public of a show?
- Larry Ermacora
For the next couple of weeks, during the Olympiad, we will feature a guest blogger - Larry Ermacora. He will be providing reports all the way from Torino after having been officially accredited by Olympiad officials as a journo for this blog.
Larry is a well known personality in Australian chess circles. He was an administrator in both Western Australia and New South Wales. And, in 1990, he was awarded the highly coveted Koshnitsky medal.