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After Slovakian Grandmaster Jergus Pechac showed the spirit of majestic sportsmanship during the European Hybrid Qualification Tournament for the FIDE World Cup 2021, FIDE President decided to provide him a wild card for Sochi.


An interesting situation arose at the European Hybrid Qualification Tournament in the game between the Israeli chess star GM Boris Gelfand (ISR, 2676) and GM Jergus Pechac (SVK, 2519). After two draws in games with classical time control, the first rapid game ended with the same result. The second rapid game went sharply when Gelfand suffered a mouse-sleep on move 16 and placed the queen on the attacked square, giving it away. Jergus Pechac proved that chess is a gentleman’s game and in the spirit of majestic sportsmanship offered a draw.

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