Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Politiken Cup 2014

The Politiken Cup in Denmark has always been a pretty big event. This years tournament is being held just before the Olympiad, and as a result a number of players are stopping en route to Norway. In fact four fifths of the Australian Open team, along with the team captain are taking part, and all seem to have got off to a good start. IM Mouthun Ly, FM Junta Ikeda and FM Anton Smirnov are all on 2/2, while GM David Smerdon and FM Manuel Weeks (Team Captain) are on 1.5.
As the field is a very large 314 players, there are still a few rounds before the real battles start. However such a hit out against a high quality field will help the team get into form before the Olympiad starts.
The website for the tournament is very nice, and not only contains live coverage, but also replayable games as part of each players personal page.

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