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|Aug-24-12|| ||Atking: What a terrible news. Our condoleances to Mr Bauer and his family.|
|Aug-24-12|| ||whiteshark: what a horrible tragic fate!!!
With my deepest sympathy.
|Aug-24-12|| ||Layson: http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/chessne...|
|Aug-24-12|| ||moronovich: How tragic.
My condolences and deepest sympathy.
|Aug-24-12|| ||TITIKIZA: Terrible news. deepest condolences|
|Aug-24-12|| ||perfidious: This is dreadful for Mr Bauer and his loved ones. My condolences to them.|
|Aug-24-12|| ||tarek1: My deepest condolences to Christian Bauer and his wife in this sad day.|
The play-offs will be played tomorrow between Bacrot, MVL and Edouard.
It is still unknown how and why this happened, perhaps some accident but as of now it hasn't been published.
|Aug-24-12|| ||brankat: Tragic news indeed. Sincere condolences to the Bauer family.|
|Aug-24-12|| ||MarkFinan: Thats terrible news!|
|Aug-24-12|| ||stanleys: Sincere condolences to Christian Bauer and his family|
|Aug-24-12|| ||Wild Bill: OMG. That is awful news. Our condolences go to the Bauers.|
I have to say that a dark horse who gets as far as M. Bauer did gets my sentimental support, and as I watched the games each day I said quietly to myself, "Go, Bauer." The French national championship seems unimportant now.
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|Aug-24-12|| ||OBIT: My French is pretty weak, but is the following article basically saying that the other first place finishers wish to have the playoff games cancelled due to the exceptionally tragic circumstances? |
<Etienne Bacrot, Romain Edouard et Maxime-Vachier Lagrave, tous 3 qualifiés pour les matchs de départage du championnat de France, ont finalement indiqué à la Fédération Française des Echecs, qu'ils ne se sentaient pas, compte tenu des circonstances exceptionnelles, en mesure d'y participer. Sensible à ces arguments et partageant l'émotion des joueurs, la Fédération a donc décidé d'attribuer collectivement le titre de champion de France 2012 aux 4 joueurs arrivés en tête à l'issue de la 10e ronde du National.>
|Aug-24-12|| ||Layson: <OBIT: My French is pretty weak, but is the following article basically saying that the other first place finishers wish to have the playoff games cancelled due to the exceptionally tragic circumstances?>|
Indeed, it states that neither of the three players were in the mood to play for the title. In these exceptional circumstances, the French Chess Federation has decided to name all four leaders after 10 rounds joint winners.
|Aug-24-12|| ||brankat: This does seem to be a fair, indeed a very sportsmanlike decision.|
|Aug-24-12|| ||Chess for life: That is really awful. My sympathies go out to Bauer and his family.|
|Aug-25-12|| ||lost in space: Lord have mercy. Sincere condolences to Christian Bauer and his family.|
|Aug-25-12|| ||Chessical: "Romain Edouard Etienne Bacrot and Maxime - Vachier Lagrave, all three of whom qualified for French Championship tie-break, have finally told the French Chess Federation, that they were not, in view of the exceptional circumstances, able to participate. |
The Federation, sensitive to the point of view and emotions of the players, decided to give the title to all four players who were tied at the end of the tenth round of the National Championship of France 2012."
|Aug-25-12|| ||chessbug: What a horrible tragedy.
My condolonces to Christian Bauer and his family.
|Aug-25-12|| ||Check It Out: This is terrible. Condolences to the Bauer family.|
|Aug-25-12|| ||chrisowen: Bonsoir chere, to your family in thinking - I'll light a candle for you in church tomorrow.|
|Aug-25-12|| ||Jacob Arnold: Condolences to Bauer family.|
|Aug-26-12|| ||parmetd: Glad to see they decided to share the title. Congrats to all 4 and condolences to Bauer.|
|Aug-26-12|| ||Inspirus: My sincere condolences to GM Bauer's family.|
|Aug-27-12|| ||zealouspawn: I'm glad to see the players do the right thing in canceling the last round; and likewise to the tournament directors for canceling the scheduled 3-player tiebreak.|
|Aug-27-12|| ||monopole2313: My condolences to the Bauer family as well. May his memory be eternal. God be with you.|
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