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soupman_2
10-01-2009, 12:28 PM
Hi, I noticed this snippet of a bio re Z.

http://swatchless.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/talking-to-gm-yuan-australias-new-1/

Excuse me if has previously been posted.

MichaelBaron
10-01-2009, 12:57 PM
Nice :clap:

Adamski
05-02-2009, 11:55 AM
From TCG:

Zhao: Sportsman of the Year

Adding yet another notch to his string of awards, GM Zong Yuan Zhao was given the honour of being his city's "Sportsman of the Year". It was a particularly impressive achievement since Rockdale happens to be the home of the St George Rugby League Club and the award could easily have gone to any one of their more well-known stars.

In his column today for Sydney's Sun Herald, GM Ian Rogers observes that it's significant also because "it's the first time in Australia that a chess player had been deemed eligible for a sports award".

Congratulations GM Zhao! :clap: :clap:

antichrist
05-02-2009, 12:30 PM
And according to Ian Rogers latest column David Smurf thanked Zhao for not attending Queenstown Classic, giving himself a better opportunity. Zhao had his air ticket but could not get time off his job - that ratfink boss.