Well, I've got Graeme Gardiner to thank for this post. It turns out that Queenslander FM Gene Nakauchi (中内 仁) dropped in on my town recently and I didn't even know it! Nakauchi-san was here to play in the Japan Open that ran from 13 to 16 August. He finished with 5.5 points, enough to bag second place and 120,000 yen!
That's him in second place on the left small green table. Photos from the event are available here.
I should also say thanks to my Tokyo-based mate Edu Cabrol. He supplied the info contained in this post. Edu also tells me that super GM Hikaru Nakamura played and won this event in 2009.
Friday, August 20, 2010
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What the closet grandmaster failed to mention is that he defeated Gene Nakauchi in the 2009 Gold Coast Open.
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