Thursday, 24 December 2009

What to do on Christmas Day?

In my family, Christmas Day tends to follow the same pattern. Early rising to open presents, then a big Christmas lunch, and then an afternoon spent wondering why there isn't any decent sport on TV.
Now the lack of sport on Christmas Day wasn't always so. For example Australia got rolled by the West Indies back in 1951, with the final days play being the 25th of December.
Of course having to play on Christmas Day may be an inconvenience to some, but to others it is just another day (at least culturally and religiously). Last year the Asian Clubs Championship was run over the Christmas period, which probably inconvenienced some teams. However it still got a good turn out, and there was even a round held on the 25th. Here is a game played on that day, resulting in a crisp win to Indian player Deep Sengupta.

Sengupta,D (2441) - Weerawardane,R (2127) [B53]
1st Asian Clubs Al Ain UAE (1), 25.12.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4 a6 5.Bc4 e6 6.Bb3 Nc6 7.Qd3 Nf6 8.Nc3 Be7 9.Bf4 0-0 10.0-0-0 Ne8 11.h4 Na5 12.Be3 b5 13.e5 Nxb3+ 14.axb3 Bb7 15.Ng5 g6 16.Nxh7 Kxh7 17.h5 f5 18.hxg6+ Kxg6 19.Bf4 Bg5 20.Ne2 Be4 21.Qg3 Rg8 22.Bxg5 Qc8 23.Bf6+ Kf7 24.Rh7+ 1-0

1 comment:

Garvin said...

And there is the battery story :)