Friday, 20 November 2009

2009 World Cup

Play in the 2009 FIDE World Cup kicks off tomorrow. This evening sees the opening ceremony, with the first game of Round 1 starting at 15:00 Khanty-Mansiysk time ( or 21:00 Canberra Time). The Oceania representative is GM David Smerdon, who is seeded 114th out of 128 players. In the first round his opponent is Cuban GM Leinier Dominguez Perez. As with the first round of chess events I am never sure how well the live coverage will operate, but here is the official site, so you can have a look tomorrow evening.

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