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    Biel main tournament with Aussie leader

    http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/en/m...ment/standings

    I don't know the gentleman but I think we should take note of a impressive performance so far. The field is 117 and the lone Aussie is on top of all the Swiss players! Obviously the Swiss aren't that good at chess - they should stick with tennis.

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    Andrew Saint is a well-known SA player and organiser. Great stuff! Hopefully he can keep it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmaster
    Obviously the Swiss aren't that good at chess - they should stick with tennis.
    Well we are using their pairing systems, they must be doing something right! Thanks for the Info about Andrew Saint!
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    Quote Originally Posted by redmaster
    http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/en/m...ment/standings

    I don't know the gentleman but I think we should take note of a impressive performance so far. The field is 117 and the lone Aussie is on top of all the Swiss players! Obviously the Swiss aren't that good at chess - they should stick with tennis.
    The main tournament is the third tournament - there is a very strong young grandmaster tournament and a Masters Swiss tournament which is strong as well. However Andrew is doing very well and I hope he continues his winning ways. His FIDE rating is a bit of a joke although he did a have a shocker at Doeberl this year.

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    5/5 and the outright lead for Andrew Saint - 2 players on 4.5 followed by a large group on 4.
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    yes one doesn't need to be a grandmaster to get some encouragement - anyone who can win 5 out of 5 against a quality field deserves some credit.

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    6/6 and a one point lead for Andrew.
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    Make that 7/7 chief and we play vs this Sommerhalder,Eric 1936 SUI who's on 6!
    Good luck!
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    Nine-round tournament so a win here will ice it while a draw will probably be good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Nine-round tournament so a win here will ice it while a draw will probably be good enough.
    yep, haven't seen the cross table though, do you know if the guy we're playing has lost to someone we 've already knocked off?

    By the way this "Iceing on the cake" experssion, is used when someone wins it before it ends, or when he/she have already won it but still win the last game without having to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaK
    yep, haven't seen the cross table though, do you know if the guy we're playing has lost to someone we 've already knocked off?
    We ?????

    Sommerhalder lost in round two to Pellaton who is currently placed midfield on 3.5/7 and has not played Andrew Saint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    We ?????

    Sommerhalder lost in round two to Pellaton who is currently placed midfield on 3.5/7 and has not played Andrew Saint.
    "We" as in Australia! "We" are behind Andrewl! "We" as in us mob vs them baddies. Have you already started seceding down there? thanks for the info!!!
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    Yes "we" are the aussies and he's on his own there. All the others are Swiss, Germans, Italians etc. It would be so good if he could actually win it.

    Looks like he lost a game and has 7/8 - equal leader now ... with the final round to come. C'mon Andrew!

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    Andrew Saint finished 2nd = on 7 with 3 others behind the Swiss player Sommerhalder who was on 7.5. Still a great effort!
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