'Rising Stars' Shine On

'Rising Stars' Shine On

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The 3rd NH Tournament in the Netherlands, pitting a 'Rising Stars' team against an 'Experience' team is turning into a rout as the 'Rising Stars' continue to show no mercy for their illustrious elders in this one-sided event.

In the fourth round, Viktor Korchnoi, Evgeny Bareev (pictured) and Artur Jussupow lost again, as the 'Experience' team went down to yet another defeat by a score of 4-1.

None of 'Experience' team, with 264 years between them, have yet managed a win, whilst the 'Rising Stars' with a total combined age of just 102 are now leading 16-4.

Perhaps for future rounds, the piece sets used in the tournament could be changed to the one pictured below and the contents of each glass be required to be drunk after each capture.  Maybe then the 'Experience' team could make a dramatic comeback!  Come on guys, give us a real fight!


The results in round 4:

Wang Yue - Korchnoi, Viktor 1-0 38 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)
Cheparinov, Ivan - Bareev, Evgeny 1-0 89 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Stellwagen, Daniël - Agdestein, Simen ½-½ 42 C99 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Caruana, Fabiano - Ljubojevic, Ljubomir ½-½ 25 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
L'Ami, Erwin - Jussupow, Artur 1-0 41 D56 Queens Gambit Lasker's Defence


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