Sunday, July 17, 2016
Can a tournament technical director use phone in the tournament hall?
See Magnus reaction at 1 minute and again at 1minute 13 seconds of this video
As we all know, The Bilbao Masters 2016 is being held from 13th-23rd July. It is a double-round robin tournament with top elite players - The World Champ and World No. 1 - Magnus Carlsen , his future World Championship challenger - Sergey Karjakin , Hikaru Nakamura, Anish Giri, Wesley So and Wei Yi.
During the start of the 3rd round games, i noticed that at the start of the game, the tournament technical director - Juan Carlos Fernández used his phone ( i believe a smart phone) right after starting and officiating the start of the 3rd round game between Magnus and Sergey .
Magnus seems a little bit annoy and look at the audience ( perhaps towards his manager).
I believe the current law only prohibit the players and the spectators from using phone and others electronic gadget in the tournament hall....of course the technical team need all the gadgets to perform their duty.