Thursday 22 November 2012

2012 Commonwealth Championship

Another event about to kick off is the 2012 Commonwealth Championship. It is being held in Chennai, India,  with play due to start tomorrow. As with most editions of the Championship the field consists largely of local players (around 400 at last count) , and a smaller number of international players (about 50). As a number of these players aren't from Commonwealth countries, the title will not necessarily go to the tournament winner, but to the highest placed Commonwealth player.
Australia is represented by two players, FM Junta Ikeda, and Karthik Gurunathan. Top seed is Sergei Tiviakov (NED),  with the top 10 seeds all non-commonwealth players!
The tournament website is here, and there is the promise of live games.

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