Saturday, September 01, 2007

Liverpool International Open

IM David Smerdon will play in next week's Liverpool 800th Anniversary International Open starting on Monday. Current top players in the starting list include Daniel Fridman (2628), Ehsan Ghaem Maghami (2610) and Emanuel Berg (2580).

The open tournament will take place alongside the UK v China summit. Both these events basically form part of Liverpool city's plans to be the chess capital of Britain. They've already held the EU Individual Championships and next year will be an even bigger one ("the biggest tournament on British soil in 100 years", as promised by Professor David Robertson) that will coincide with celebrations for the European Capital of Culture.

After Liverpool, we can possibly expect David to appear in the Isle of Man.

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