But the real surprise of the day was Leone, a young and very gifted violinist, to which study — under the supervision of his father, a renowned fiddler — he devotes his evenings and leisure hours. No wonder that sometimes he may be tired and not too in the mood to strive for competitiveness at the board. But today he was really inspired, especially after International Master Buli advised him to “always think about next move”. “Next move is to eat merienda!”, he must have thought, before to quickly exchange as many pieces as possible. In the end, it was a draw, but only from a sport’s viewpoint.