Thursday, March 15, 2007

A Beautiful Win by Smerdon

A few days ago the huge Cappelle la Grande open took place in France featuring well over 80 grandmasters. Also there were a couple of Australians - IM David Smerdon and FM Manuel Weeks. Both players scored 5 points each with Smerdon losing his last round game to IM Stephen Mannion while Weeks won over Remy Bessat.

In round 7, the Australian international master scored what must be one of the biggest wins of his life as he defeated Merab Gagunashvili who is rated 2611. Truly a beatiful game by Smerdon as he dances about the board with his two Knights. Bravo!

Chinese player Wang Yue was the declared winner on tie-break. Complete tables and some photography are available on the official website.

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