Saturday, February 7, 2009

Peter Svidler wins the 7th Gibtelecom tournament in Gibraltar

Russian GM Peter Svidler (2723) won the 7th Gibtelecom tournament in Gibraltar. What has this got to do with Australian chess? Very little, but here's an entertaining video of Peter Svidler, American IM Irina Krush (2457) and Aussie FM Manuel Weeks (2181) playing cricket.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

2009 Box Hill Autumn Cup

The 2009 Box Hill Chess Club Autumn Cup (which I won in 2007!) will be held from the 6th of Feburary-27th of March, 2009. The venue is the Box Hill Chess Club in Melbourne, Victoria. It will be a 7-round swiss "accelerated" tournament. There is a $1,000 total prize fund. The top seed is currently Geoff Saw (2276) according to the entries page.

Click here for the official page to the 2009 Box Hill Autumn Cup.