Thursday, 12 July 2012

IM Daniel Fernandez in Crete, GACC success for NUS and Eddy Seah in Perth - by Junior Tay

Some assorted news from overseas.

First off, IM Daniel Fernandez continued his fine run from the 1st third of the 4th Rethymno International Chess Tournament 2012 (where he scored 3/3) by remaining unbeaten after 6 rounds. However, as the opposition became stronger, he was pegged back by draws with GM Borovikov, GM Misa Pap and GM Kuljasevic Davorin. Watch the following game where Daniel and GM Misa Pap traded tactical blows in the endgame to end up level.

 Meanwhile, NUS A narrowly pipped International Islamic University of Malaysia A and Universiti Malaysia to win the 16th Grand Asian Chess Challenge. NTU A was 6th and NUS B 7th. The score table can be found in The Chess Connections. and the final individual tally in Chess Results.

News from Down under... Eddy Seah, a former Cairnhill Open winner who now resides in Perth, has emerged 3rd in the Metro Open. Scoretables and a few games from the event can be found on the Metropolitan Chess Club website. Eddy has previously won the 2009 Gufeld Cup.

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