Monday 23 June 2008

The Summer Circuit

The European Summer Chess Circuit is starting up, judging by the number of invites in my inbox. Sadly I have neither the time nor the finances to take part in what I'm sure are a number of excellent events, but a number of notable names are.
The July First Saturday GM Tournament has just finished in Budapest, Hungary and was won by Canadian GM Mark Bluvshtein. Mark is well known to the Canberra chess community, as he played in the 2006-07 Australian Open that was held here. Also notable was the third place finish by New Zealand IM Puchen Wang (who played in the recent O2C Doeberl Cup). His final score was just short of the requirement for a GM norm, but tournaments such as this will surely help him on the road to becoming New Zealand's 2nd Grandmaster.

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