Wednesday, 11 July 2012

It beats freezing your butt off

The last week in Canberra has been the coldest in around 50 years. The overnight temperature dropped to below -4c for 6 days straight, a streak which cam to an end this morning. While Canberra locals are used to waking up to this sort of cold, it doesn't mean we have to like it.
So I am incredibly envious of GM David Smerdon, who is enjoying the sun in Curacao at the moment. On a break from his university studies, the former Canberra resident has travelled to the Caribbean to play in the Curacao Chess Festival.   It is only a small event (14 players, 9 rounds) but based on the pictures, the chess is only part of the attraction. He is covering the tournament at his blog, which is worth checking out, just for the pictures alone!

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