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Drawing of lots ACP


17 July 2012

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On Friday evening, the drawing of lots of the ACP Golden Classic took place at NH Hotel Tropen. The tournament consists seven players, which means the drawing of lots also decided the rest days of the players. The pairings of the first round are:

Kamsky - Le Quang Liem
Ivanchuk - Jobava 
Sasikiran - Muzychuk
Sutovsky bye
(the complete pairings will follow later on)
The drawing of lots was part of the technical meeting, which was a chance for the players to ask their questions about the tournament format. However, this ended up with stories about a Vietnam supercomputer and tactical adjournment-management rather quickly.
Vassily Ivanchuk did not attend at the meeting. During his transfer at Munich, he lost his time during an interesting analysis on his magnetic chess board. Fortunately, Ivanchuk arrived later that evening in Amsterdam.
In cooperation with the ACP, some of the players offered to present a chess luctureon their rest day, which means the players are having a good time here in Amsterdam.
The lecture will be held in a separate room in the sports centre, while the daily commentary of the Dutch Championships will take place at the sports centres bar De Oerknal
The lectureswill be organised at the following days:
Monday 16 July, 16.46 hr
Gata Kamsky
Wednesday 18 July, 16.45 hr
Vassily Ivanchuk  

Saturday 21 July, 16.45 hr
Le Quang Liem

Sunday 22 July, 13.00 hr
Krishnan Sasikiran