Thursday, December 21, 2006

Update of Dandenong Festival

By special request we have another game from the Dandenong Festival. This one is a win by Sydneysider FM George Xie over Chris Depasquale. George, by the way, needs just 25 more ratings points to be awarded the full international master title.

And here is an amusing line from the Star News: "Melbourne underdogs are turning international chess champions into pawns – and are ready to throw them on the barbie this summer."


Anonymous said...

I think George Xie just needed a draw on his round nine game to get the IM norm (6.5/9).


Anonymous said...


What you have said was true when the tournament started. Now it is a slightly different situation. Namely, George has had a forfeit win. That means 8.5 is not necessarily enough. Somebody needs to check that.

Anonymous said...

I thought he needed 9/11 to get the rating points, since some of his games are won by forfeit.