Saturday, October 04, 2008
Where are the Aussies in Beijing?
Back in August I mentioned something about the 1st World Mind Sports Games in Beijing that was possibly going to feature the participation of both an Aussie men's and women's team. This was later confirmed as you can see in the comments section of that post. IM Leonid Sandler and chess writer Cathy Chua were going to be the captains.
Well, the Games have begun but, as far as I can tell, there are no Aussies. Perhaps they're saving themselves for later. The only events running so far are the individual men's and women's blitz and the Australians are nowhere in the results list.
Anyway, after 11 games local Hou Yifan is leading the women with 8.5 points, while the Philippines' Mark Paragua has 8 points, just a haf-point ahead of Hristos Banikas and Martin Kravtsiv.
Posted by The Closet Grandmaster at 8:29 pm