Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Yita Who?

The Western Australian Chess Championships is presently being contested by 35 players. It is a 9-round swiss with a time control similar to that of the Australian Championships - 90 mins + 1 min per move. With one round to go, Yita Choong is in the lead by a half a point. Yita's performance has got everybody excited. Rated only 1633, he downed a string of highly rated players including the top seed Haydn Barber (2143).

Games from that event are available here. Also, CAWA's latest newsletter has just been released. Let me say that CAWA's efforts in terms of maintaining a modest website deserves our utmost congratulations. The site is informative and, for me anyway, fairly user friendly.

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