What do these results from the 8th round have in common?
Alexander Ipatov – Ding Liren 0-1
Wei Yi – Vachier-Lagrave 1-0
Bartosz Socko – Hannes Stefansson 0-1
Hjörvar Grétarsson – Sopiko Guramishvili 0-1
Sebastien Mazé – Wang Jue 0-1
Cherednichenko – Aman Hambleton 1-0
Well, so what do the players in bold and losers of their game in the 8th round have in common? Yes they all played in the football match the night before!!
Quite amazing, we have to go down to board #41 to find the first of around 20 players playing the soccer match to actually win their game, FM Gudmundur Gislason