Wednesday, 14 July 2010

2010 ANU Chess Festival

The 2010 ANU Chess Festival begins in a little over a week. The first event is the ANU Co-Op Bookshop simul, which this year will be given by GM David Smerdon. It is on Friday 23rd July at King O'Malley's in Canberra City, and for those worried about the cold Canberra weather, it will be held indoors for a change! Open (and free) to the first 20 players who register/turn up, with book vouchers as prizes for players who can take at least a half point of the Grandmaster.
Saturday the 24th sees the start of the 2 day ANU Open and Under 1600 event. $3300 in prizes on offer for both events, and a chance to play a number of strong local and interstate players. If you wish to take advantage of the early entry discount you only have until Friday to enter. Full details on the tournament, the new venue for this year, and how to enter, are available here. Live broadcast of the top board will be happening throughout the event (ANU wireless internet willing). Full details on this closer to the event.

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