A couple of big tournaments are happening today - one in Victoria and, of course, there's the NSW Open up here in Sydney. At last we've spotted a list of players for the NSW Open. I think maybe NSWCA boss Bill Gletsos can breathe a sigh of relief. His baby features GM Dejan Antic, IM Andras Toth, Igor Blejobrk and a number of 2000+ rated players.
I won't be playing. This bad weather has got me in the mood for the Sydney Film Festival. I figured, for my $100 I can do art instead! And last night, while out with a couple of chess buddies at the Art House Hotel, somebody made the observation that he could feed himself for a whole week just with the entry fee!
Finally, details of this year's Malaysian Open are now out. DATMO, as our fellow blogger Andrew Ooi calls this event, is slated for 19 to 27 August. As usual I suspect this event will attract a number of Aussies as well as strong Pinoy players.
Have a good long weekend folks.