Dutch players fight Corona-regulation and lose in court

Six Dutch players, including 2019 champion Lucas van Foreest, tried to overcome the regulations of the Dutch Championship that has begun this Friday requiring a Corona-passport (being fully vaccinated of recovered from a Covid-19 infection) or daily tests. The court upheld the regulations and condemned the plaintiffs to pay €3,364 to the Dutch Chess Federation and the town of Hoogeveen. Lucas van Foreest, who is known to love publicity, was called a hero by the right-wing populist Thierry Baudet.