Wednesday, 25 July 2012

ANU Chess Festival Simul

Since it started 20 years ago the ANU Chess Festival as had a Weekender, a Schools Championship, and a Simul (It also had a computer chess championship for a few years, and an IM tournament one year, but those events are no  more).
The Simul has always been sponsored by the ANU University Co-op Bookshop, in the form of book vouchers for players who can win or draw. Normally they don't have to pay out too much, as it seems a point of pride for the simul player to score as heavily as possible (No Spassky like draws here).
This years simul features IM Andras Toth, who recently celebrated the birth of his first child. This means there is a possibility that lake of sleep may be a factor in his play. The simul will be held on Friday 27th July at King O'Malley's, City Walk Canberra City. The event is open to all comers (including juniors, as we won't be playing in the licensed area). It begins at 4:30pm, which gives people the opportunity to knock off work early and come along.There is no charge, but it will be restricted to 16 players, so first in best dressed.

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