The head of the appeals Committee, one of the main organizers of the world chess Cup in Tbilisi and the European chess Union President Zurab Azmaiparashvili told about his vision of the conflict with Anton Kovalyov, who left the world Cup.
«I saw that before the party starts talking to him, the referee stepped in and also demanded that he comply with specified in the rules of the tournament dress code. He refused to change shorts on decent clothes, then I said that it will apply the maximum penalties, and I am personally going to do it. He reacted inadequately — has up and left. Honestly, I thought he went to change clothes, but he never came back», — quotes its words Chess News.
«The tournament so do not leave. If you are dissatisfied with something — file an appeal, do it within the legal framework. And so… Is that normal that in the third round all play, and one participant gets the win without a game and three days rest.
«Gypsy» was said to mean «hobo». We in Georgia have a saying: «dressed like a tramp.» No need to fool around, everybody understands what I meant. If someone wants to cling to the national theme — it will not work», — quotes Zurab Azmaiparashvili «championship».