Friday, July 13, 2007

David Draws With GM

It was another draw yesterday for David Smerdon as he now moves up to 3 points after 6 games. His opponent was GM Tibor Foragasi (2425) and now faces another grandmaster in Goran Todorovic (2471) in the seventh round. Standings update:

5.0 Caruana, Fabiano
4.0 Ilincic, Zlatko
3.5 Fruebing, Stefan
3.0 Todorovic, Goran M; Bui, V.; Smerdon, D.
2.5 Fogarasi, Tibor; Kjartansson, Gudmundur
2.0 Vernay, Clovis
1.5 Hammes, Michael

I should acknowledge and thank the arbiter, Kovács Ernő, for including me in the daily event updates. It's a big help, I'm sure, also for chess fans Down Under. Cheers to David, too, for letting me know of his European adventures! Good luck.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

By my calculations, Dave can't get a GM norm, even if he wins his last 3 games? That's a pity, if I am right, but I am sure that last norm will come soon and this is great experience for him.

Jenni

Anonymous said...

is the ANU open thing coming up? where do u park?

The Closet Grandmaster said...

There's a map in Shaun's blog here

- TCG

Anonymous said...

It's been awhile since we've play a tournament at Fenner Hall, but there used to be plenty of parking actually at Fenner and also in the street behind.

Jenni

Anonymous said...

can you park at ANU and walk or is it too far?

Anonymous said...

will you be playing TCG?

Anonymous said...

can someone answer my questions please.

Anonymous said...

Sorry! Been a bit busy with work - not so much time to play...

I asked Gareth and he said it is a fair walk from ANU, so not that good to park there. He says there are about 20 visitor parks, as well as res parking. Not sure if you would be able to park in res parkign though. There is a fair bit of parking in the streets around.

Hope this helps.

Jenni

cary grant said...

will you be there TCG?

The Closet Grandmaster said...

No, will you?

- TCG

tippi hedren said...

sure, if i can fit it in