I don't know what consequence it had on weblog readers, but the phenomenal London Chess Classic before this calendar month at Olympia seems to guide keep re-energised me. I've been downwards to Hastings to accept unopen to photos (which I'm hoping volition appear on a website really soon) in addition to sensed a to a greater extent than positive mood with the British chess community. I watched the circular i games in addition to was by in addition to large impressed past times the character of play. I sat inward on a game post-mortem with Keith Arkell in addition to enjoyed his good-natured in addition to informative comments on his starting fourth dimension circular win. Since thence he has had i of those typical Arkell endgame grinds at which he excels - commonly a proficient sign that all's good inward Keith's world.
As good every bit writing in addition to editing the magazine, I've too been involved inward the preparations for the side past times side Gibtelecom Chess Festival inward Gibraltar. It starts inward nearly 3 weeks in addition to straight off boasts a remarkable line-up on players. There are 3 2700+ players, Bacrot, Vallejo Pons in addition to Movsesian - addition ii players who guide keep been a heartbeat away from the basis entitle - Mickey Adams in addition to Gata Kamsky. The tournament is famous for its generous women's prizes in addition to this has attracted ii of the 3 highest rated women players inward the world, Humpy Koneru of Republic of Republic of India in addition to Hou Yifan of PRC (see photograph above), every bit good every bit the Women's World Champion, Alexandra Kosteniuk. Such is the growing reputation of the tournament that it doesn't necessarily guide keep to become looking for star players whatever to a greater extent than - unopen to of the large names y'all run across to a higher house asked if they could play there.
I've too heard a whisper or ii nearly a couplet of legends of the game who only mightiness hold upward visiting the Rock inward 2010. No names yet, but scout this space.
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