The Turkmen referee was entrusted with judging the games of chess champions at the Asian Games in Hangzhou26.09.2023 | 01:05 |
International chess judge Vladimir Annaev from Turkmenistan officiates at chess competitions at the 19th Asian Games in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. He is entrusted with personally judging the first board in the individual competition among women, which takes place under the “rapid” time control regulations.
In this category, with 4 points out of 4 possible, the rating favorite of the competition, four-time world women's chess champion Hou Yifan from China, who has the title of grandmaster among men (FIDE rapid rating - 2547), confidently leads.
Vladimir Annaev, on duty, has already had the opportunity four times to receive the autograph of perhaps the most famous chess player in the world in the 21st century.
It is expected that in the 5th round Hou Yifan will play against her compatriot in second place, the current world champion Zhu Jing'er (2414).
The leaders in the men's tournament are representatives of Uzbekistan and China - grandmasters Nodirbek Abdusattorov (2731) and Wei Yi (2735).
The role of the chess arbiter assigned to a particular game includes recording the moves of the players in order to avoid disagreements, as well as monitoring the legality of the moves performed and the time on the clock. This mission of the judge is of great importance in such regulations as “rapid” or “blitz”.
The individual competition will end on Wednesday, September 28, after which the team tournament will begin with classic time control regulations.