Final round report – from Stewart Reuben

January 6, 2012 Webblie 0

The last round of any Swiss is always somewhat artificial, but here there were few bloodless draws. Instead we had the unusual statistic of several Bf5 Caro Kan games on the top boards. But White went down different routes in each case. Sundar Shyam (6½) […]

Round Eight report – from Stewart Reuben

January 5, 2012 Webblie 0

With an event being played over the New Year it is hardly surprising that there are always a few withdrawals. This year there have only been about 5, possibly due to the very mild weather. Most of the top games were wins. This contrasts sharply […]

Round Seven report – from Stewart Reuben

January 4, 2012 Webblie 0

Babu Lalith (5) v Yue Wang (5½) was not the most exciting of games, but extremely professional. The young Indian didn’t seem particularly ambitious in his play and the Chinese player could make no progress. Deep Sengupta (5) v Sundar Shyam (5) – an all-Indian […]

Round 6 report – from Stewart Reuben

January 3, 2012 Webblie 0

I nearly had to play in the Masters again today. There was an odd number and we hate to disappoint players who have come to play chess, no get a point by default. Fortunately, Bill Penfold stepped into the breach. Wang Yue (4½) v Nick […]

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