Nearly a month ago I posted about how the Sydney International Open is in financial trouble. Now it looks like serious action is under way to rescue the event.
Organiser Brian Jones created a web page where concerned chess citizens can "donate" their money. From what I can see he'll take only a minimum of $100! I gotta say, considering the current economic situation, the man's highly optimistic.
The latest info is that to date some $2,200 have either been pledged or received in cash. But I wonder: if I "donate" to this event, will I get a discount off the entry fee or will I have to fork out for that too?