Sydney's George Xie ended his World Juniors campaign in Turkey today with a loss to Andrey Kvon. The Australian completes the event on 6 points. His tail-end finish wasn't so positive but did face fairly tough opposition so can be forgiven. More important, of course, is that George brings home a final IM norm. As previously noted, he now needs to just get his rating over the 2400 mark and the international master title is his.
We say well done indeed George! Next stop, 2400 rating, then that grandmastership. I almost can't wait.