While Arianne has always remained largely unaffected by "Gormallygate", the man who sparked the whole wild ride, GM Danny Gormally, is himself on the comeback trail. Last June he told Melbourne's The Age paper, "The chess world now … I've just lost interest in it."
Evidently, it didn't take him long to recover that interest. Thanks to James O'Fee we've just learned that GM Gormally has just won the Hereford International tournament in the UK. Gormally scored 6/9 points.
Gormally is currently playing in the European Chess Championship held at the Liverpool World Museum. After 9 rounds, he has 6 points - just a half point behind the leaders.
It is good to see that Danny Gormally is finally getting his chess together again. Back in June, there was some talk that he may be somewhat badly affected by all that attention even to the point of self harm. We say all power to GM Gormally.