Saturday 26 July 2008

2008 ANU Open - Round 0

The 2008 ANU Open is underway, with a surprisingly large field of 95 players. This is the second largest field in the tournaments history (after the even 100 who played in 2000), and is an increase of 32(!) players over last year.
The Open section has 38 players with the top seeds being IM David Smerdon, IM Andras Toth, FM Igor Bjelobrk, and Endre Ambrus. A trio of WIM's are also taking part, Arianne Caoili, Heather Richards and Narelle Szuveges. Caoili and Szuveges were actually paired together in the first round.
More updates and photos as the day progresses (and time permits).

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