Wome'n World Chess Championship: Appeals Committee ruled
Very interesting position! isn't it? This is regarding the protest related to the sudden death game between Ms Monika Socko (white) and Ms Sabina-Francesca Foisor (black) where, in the final position, both players had a king and a knight each. The Appeals Committee examined a protest made by the player Ms Monika Socko regarding her game with Sabina-Francesca Foisor. The complainant fulfilled the conditions concerning the $ 500 deposit. The protest has been examined under the provision of Article 3.17, par. 3.17.1, point a) and d) of the Regulations for the Women's World Chess Championship.
The flag of black fell indicating that the game was lost on time. However the Chief Arbiter decided that the game was drawn based on Article 9.6 of the Laws of Chess. The Chief Arbiter indicated that in order to achieve a position where white threatens to mate black in the next move, needs that black intentionally places his king and knight so that white can mate in the next move (White: Kc7,Nb6 - Black: Ka8,Na7).
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