Very strange. Maybe John didn't realise he could win the tournament if Sturua slipped up?Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Oh, he took less time than I did to calculate the tie-breaks...LawrenceCooper wrote:Nunn halved out in 9 moves to guarantee himself a medal (I think).
Now Sturua can just offer a draw and be champion - unless Smolin turns it down.
My calculations were added later to my earlier message.
Christopher, you have overlooked the "cut one", my figures were:
Sturua 21299-2141 = 19158
Nunn 21397-2151 = 19246
Arkell 21391 - 2138 = 19253
Curiously, the lowest ranked opponent of Smolin, Berkovich and Petran was not in round one.