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iatrosH
06-08-2007, 11:03 PM
Many of us followed with great interest David Smerdon's achievement in the Czech Open. He's now playing at Paks cup GM tournament, 4th - 13th August 2007, Paks, Hungary. See

http://www.ase.hu/marxgy/2007/index_eng.html

Results can be seen here:

http://www.ase.hu/marxgy/2007/schedule_eng.htm

Round 1 results show:

Round 1 (2007.08.05 15:00)
Nevednichy, V 1-0 Pataki, Gy
Grószpéter, A 1-0 Tania, S
Papp, G 1-0 Smerdon, D
Grunberg, M ˝-˝ Szabó, K
Flumbort, A ˝-˝ Yu, S

Denis_Jessop
07-08-2007, 11:54 AM
And as it's a round robin you can see the whole draw. So far only round 1 results are up though round 2 has been played - rounds daily until 13 Aug. at 15.00 local time.

DJ

Elwood Bendigo
07-08-2007, 05:13 PM
And as it's a round robin you can see the whole draw. So far only round 1 results are up though round 2 has been played - rounds daily until 13 Aug. at 15.00 local time.

DJ

Smerdon, D 1-0 Grunberg, M rd 2

Elwood Bendigo
07-08-2007, 05:19 PM
Smerdon, D 1-0 Grunberg, M rd 2
Games available at http://www.ase.hu/marxgy/2007/pgnviewer_eng.htm

Great game by Smerson in 2nd round

pax
07-08-2007, 11:30 PM
What an amazing game. The exchange sacrifice looks like it might be a novelty (certainly uncommon at least) - can anyone with a big database confirm? On the surface it looks like a strange sac, but he ends up with a completely dominant position and a beautiful finish.

Smerdon-Grunberg

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 dxe5 5. Nxe5 c6 6. Be2 Bf5 7. O-O Nd7 8.

Nf3 h6 9. c4 Nb4 10. Nc3 Nc2 11. Rb1 Nb4 12. Be3 Bxb1 13. Qxb1 e6 14. a3 Na6

15. d5 e5 16. Rd1 c5 17. d6 g6 18. b4 f5 19. bxc5 Qc8 20. Nh4 Kf7 21. Nxg6 Kxg6

22. Bh5+ Kf6 23. Nd5+ Ke6 24. Bg4 1-0

Basil
07-08-2007, 11:37 PM
Fantastic! :clap:

David has proved (experienced players please confirm or deny) that he has a keen eye for these sorts of games and aggressive positions that, although are certainly seen on the world stage, perhaps not as common as David plays them.

It seems he can't go a tournament without wheeling a couple of these out. Truly terrifying I should imagine.

pax
08-08-2007, 12:05 AM
It seems he can't go a tournament without wheeling a couple of these out. Truly terrifying I should imagine.

Looks to me like he wins and loses a lot of games off his own bat. That suggests to me a potential to reach considerable heights with a bit more experience..

Looks like there might be live coverage? No moves yet but:
http://www.ase.hu/marxgy/2007/r3/board5.htm

Basil
08-08-2007, 12:36 AM
Looks to me like he wins and loses a lot of games off his own bat. That suggests to me a potential to reach considerable heights with a bit more experience..
I couldn't agree more and I find that very exciting. I get the impression (and I think this is what you're driving at) that opponent really isn't invited into the game! Terrifying and soul-destroying!

Kevin Bonham
08-08-2007, 01:13 AM
Wow.

There is a previous "game" Hoeksema-Loeffler 2004 where 11.Rb1 is played, followed by Ra1 and a draw. It is the only game in chessbase with 9.c4.

I wonder if this sac was prepared or found over the board. Very impressive in either case.

CameronD
08-08-2007, 01:38 AM
That position been on the board for over an hour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pax
08-08-2007, 07:09 AM
Solid defensive effort for the draw..

Basil
08-08-2007, 10:34 AM
http://www.quizopolis.com/smurf_name.php

Urban Smurf :cool:

CameronD
08-08-2007, 12:01 PM
I said it would be a draw, but gunner wouldn't believe me

Basil
08-08-2007, 12:05 PM
I said it would be a draw, but gunner wouldn't believe me
Naughty. I neither said nor implied that. Care to show the reference?

bergil
08-08-2007, 12:17 PM
http://www.quizopolis.com/smurf_name.php

Urban Smurf :cool:Flashy Smurf :uhoh:

pax
08-08-2007, 12:17 PM
From a brief computer analysis of Smerdon-Grunberg, it looks like Smerdon played a near perfect game. The silicon prefers 21.Bh5, but to a human Nxg6 is clearly much prettier.

On the other hand, Grunberg made many mistakes. Interestingly, the computer likes the exchange sac Be3, and thinks black should have declined or at least delayed the acceptance with Bc2. Computer regard 13.. e3 as an error (prefers g6 or g5). 16.. c5 another error (prefers cxd5 17.Nxd5 Bc5). After 19.. Qc8, allowing Nh4, black is clearly lost (although it is probably lost by then anyway).

Igor_Goldenberg
08-08-2007, 03:59 PM
From a brief computer analysis of Smerdon-Grunberg, it looks like Smerdon played a near perfect game. The silicon prefers 21.Bh5, but to a human Nxg6 is clearly much prettier.
It is indeed very impressive.



On the other hand, Grunberg made many mistakes. Interestingly, the computer likes the exchange sac Be3, and thinks black should have declined or at least delayed the acceptance with Bc2.
Computer calculates for a certain depth. As it calculates this position, the estimation is getting better for white with every ply. Therefore, the line with 2 extra half-moves will yield better estimation for black (in this particular case)

pax
08-08-2007, 04:26 PM
Computer calculates for a certain depth. As it calculates this position, the estimation is getting better for white with every ply. Therefore, the line with 2 extra half-moves will yield better estimation for black (in this particular case)

Yep, I know this but even when you follow the forcing half moves, the evaluation is better after Bc2 (principally because the white Q is displaced from the b1-h7 diagonal in lines where the exchange is still accepted).

Igor_Goldenberg
08-08-2007, 05:47 PM
Yep, I know this but even when you follow the forcing half moves, the evaluation is better after Bc2 (principally because the white Q is displaced from the b1-h7 diagonal in lines where the exchange is still accepted).
After Qc1 white recaptures with the queen, so what is the difference?

iatrosH
09-08-2007, 07:06 AM
Round 3 - Flumbort, A ˝-˝ Smerdon, D

Round 4 is not yet shown on the results page (http://www.ase.hu/marxgy/2007/schedule_eng.htm), but the PGN of the game can be accessed from the same page and shows Smerdon, D lost to Yu, S.

pax
09-08-2007, 11:10 AM
After Qc1 white recaptures with the queen, so what is the difference?

In the variation I was looking at at the time, black captured the rook only in the Qd2 variation, not in the Qc1 (Bf5).

CameronD
09-08-2007, 11:30 AM
[Event "Paks GM"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2007.08.08"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Smerdon, David"]
[Black "Yu, Shaoteng"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C11"]
[WhiteElo "2461"]
[BlackElo "2524"]
[PlyCount "62"]
[EventDate "2007.08.05"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8.
Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O b6 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. g4 c5 12. g5 Be7 13. Qf4 cxd4 14. Rhg1 Rc8
15. Rg3 Qc7 16. Qh4 g6 17. Nf6+ Bxf6 18. gxf6 Qd8 19. Ng5 Nxf6 20. Qh6 Qc7 21.
Nxh7 Nxh7 22. Rdg1 Kh8 23. Rh3 f5 24. Rxg6 Be4 25. Bc4 Rf7 26. Qg5 Qe7 27. Qg1
Rg7 28. Rhg3 Rxg6 29. Rxg6 Qc7 30. b3 b5 31. f3 bxc4 0-1

pax
09-08-2007, 11:39 AM
[QUOTE=CameronD][Event "Paks GM"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2007.08.08"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Smerdon, David"]
[Black "Yu, Shaoteng"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8.
Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O b6 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. g4 c5 12. g5 Be7 13. Qf4 cxd4 14. Rhg1 Rc8
15. Rg3 Qc7 16. Qh4 g6 17. Nf6+ Bxf6 18. gxf6 Qd8 19. Ng5 Nxf6 20. Qh6 Qc7 21.
Nxh7 Nxh7 22. Rdg1 Kh8 23. Rh3 f5 24. Rxg6 Be4 25. Bc4 Rf7 26. Qg5 Qe7 27. Qg1
Rg7 28. Rhg3 Rxg6 29. Rxg6 Qc7 30. b3 b5 31. f3 bxc4 0-1

Again, David leaves it all on the board. I'll be interested to see if he missed a win.

Kevin Bonham
09-08-2007, 08:02 PM
Again, David leaves it all on the board. I'll be interested to see if he missed a win.

Can't find one. Just looks like an unsuccessful kingside hack attempt.

Davidflude
09-08-2007, 10:36 PM
[Event "Paks GM"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2007.08.08"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Smerdon, David"]
[Black "Yu, Shaoteng"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C11"]
[WhiteElo "2461"]
[BlackElo "2524"]
[PlyCount "62"]
[EventDate "2007.08.05"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8.
Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O b6 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. g4 c5 12. g5 Be7 13. Qf4 cxd4 14. Rhg1 Rc8
15. Rg3 Qc7 16. Qh4 g6 17. Nf6+ Bxf6 18. gxf6 Qd8 19. Ng5 Nxf6 20. Qh6 Qc7 21.
Nxh7 Nxh7 22. Rdg1 Kh8 23. Rh3 f5 24. Rxg6 Be4 25. Bc4 Rf7 26. Qg5 Qe7 27. Qg1
Rg7 28. Rhg3 Rxg6 29. Rxg6 Qc7 30. b3 b5 31. f3 bxc4 0-1

When the Smirf returns to Melbourne I will show him my secret analysis. Only guy West has seen it. If black plays totally accurately he may get an even position otherwise the wheels come off.

pax
09-08-2007, 10:44 PM
When the Smirf returns to Melbourne I will show him my secret analysis. Only guy West has seen it. If black plays totally accurately he may get an even position otherwise the wheels come off.

Never argue with a correspondence player :)

MichaelBaron
09-08-2007, 11:54 PM
When the Smirf returns to Melbourne I will show him my secret analysis. Only guy West has seen it. If black plays totally accurately he may get an even position otherwise the wheels come off.

Ok i got the message: not to play 3. dxe4 against Guy!

Spiny Norman
10-08-2007, 08:03 AM
Crosstable shows that David drew with Szabo. Standings after 5 rounds:


1. Papp, G 4
Grószpéter, A 4
3. Nevednichy, V 3˝
Szabó, K 3˝
5. Smerdon, D 2
Yu, S 2
Flumbort, A 2
8. Grunberg, M 1˝
Tania, S 1˝
10. Pataki, Gy 1

Spiny Norman
10-08-2007, 09:06 AM
Smerdon seems to like living on the edge.

Szabo,K (2482) - Smerdon,D (2461) [B01]
Paks GM (5), 09.08.2007

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.c4 e6 5.dxe6 Nc6 6.Be2 fxe6 7.0-0 Bc5 8.d3 Qd6 9.Nbd2 0-0
10.Nb3 Rad8 11.Nxc5 Qxc5 12.h3 Bf5 13.Be3 Qb4 14.Qc2 e5 15.Rad1 Qe7 16.Rfe1 Rd7
17.Qc3 Rfd8 18.Bf1 Bg6 19.Bg5 e4 20.Nh4 Rd4 21.Nxg6 hxg6 22.Be3 R4d7 23.d4 Qf7 24.Rd2 Ne7 25.d5 Nf5 26.Bg5 e3
27.fxe3 Ne4 28.Qd3 Nxg5 29.e4 Qe7 30.Rde2 Qc5+ 31.Kh2 Qd4 32.Qxd4 Nxd4 33.Rf2 Rf7 34.Rxf7 Kxf7
35.Kg3 Ke7 36.Kf4 Nf7 37.e5 Rh8 38.c5 Rf8 39.Bd3 b6 40.b4 c6 41.e6 Nd8+ 42.Ke5 N4xe6
43.dxe6 bxc5 44.bxc5 Nxe6 45.Rc1 Rf6 46.Rc4 Rf2 47.Rc2 Rxc2 48.Bxc2 Nxc5 49.Bxg6 Nd7+ 50.Ke4 Nf6+ 51.Kf5 a5
52.g4 Nd5 53.Ke5 Nc3 54.a3 a4 55.Bc2 c5 56.h4 c4 57.g5 Nb5 58.Bxa4 c3 59.h5 Nxa3 60.h6 ˝-˝

pax
11-08-2007, 06:53 AM
Another draw, but certainly not for a lack of ambition..

[White "Pataki, Gyozo"]
[Black "Smerdon, David"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E35"]
[WhiteElo "2382"]
[BlackElo "2461"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 c5 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8.

Qxc3 cxd4 9. Qxd4 Nc6 10. Qf4 O-O 11. Bxf6 gxf6 12. Nf3 Re8 13. g3 Re4 14. Qd2

Bg4 15. Bg2 Qe7 16. h3 Re8 17. e3 Bxf3 18. Bxf3 Nd4 19. Bd1 Nf5 20. O-O d4 21.

exd4 Nxd4 22. Kh2 Qe5 23. Rc1 Qb5 24. Kg2 Ne2 25. Rc7 Nxg3 26. fxg3 Re2+ 27.

Bxe2 Rxe2+ 28. Qxe2 Qxe2+ 29. Rf2 Qe4+ 30. Kh2 f5 31. Rc3 f4 32. g4 f5 33. gxf5

Qxf5 34. Rcf3 Qe5 35. Rxf4 h5 36. Kg1 Kh7 37. Kf1 Qb5+ 38. Kg2 Qd5+ 39. R4f3

Kg6 40. Kh2 Qe5+ 41. Kg2 Qe4 42. Kg1 a5 43. Rf4 Qe3 44. Kg2 Qe5 45. h4 Qd5+ 46.

Kg3 Qd3+ 47. Kh2 Qd6 48. a4 Qe5 49. Kg3 Qd6 50. R2f3 Qe5 1/2-1/2

Ian Murray
11-08-2007, 11:10 AM
Tracking David's rating change, losses in the last three games would leave him on 3/9 for a rating change of -13.2

3˝/9 = -8.2
4/9 = -3.2
4˝/9 = +1.8
5/9 = +6.8
5˝/9 = +11.8
6/9 = +16.8

pax
11-08-2007, 11:24 AM
Tracking David's rating change, losses in the last three games would leave him on 3/9 for a rating change of -13.2

Except that three losses would leave him on 2.5.

2˝/9 = -18.2
3/9 = -13.2
3˝/9 = -8.2
4/9 = -3.2
4˝/9 = +1.8
5/9 = +6.8
5˝/9 = +11.8

Basil
11-08-2007, 12:25 PM
Another draw, but certainly not for a lack of ambition.
Absolutely. Another example where the other bloke turning up was optional, as David single-handedly determined the course of the game.

Rhubarb
11-08-2007, 06:22 PM
Except that three losses would leave him on 2.5.

2˝/9 = -18.2
3/9 = -13.2
3˝/9 = -8.2
4/9 = -3.2
4˝/9 = +1.8
5/9 = +6.8
5˝/9 = +11.8Can I have a go? ;) To be strictly accurate, the sum of game-by-game changes gives:

2˝/9 = -18.0
3/9 = -13.0
3˝/9 = -8.0
4/9 = -3.0
4˝/9 = +2.0
5/9 = +7.0
5˝/9 = +12.0

Ian Murray
12-08-2007, 03:06 PM
Can I have a go? ;) To be strictly accurate, the sum of game-by-game changes gives:

2˝/9 = -18.0
3/9 = -13.0
3˝/9 = -8.0
4/9 = -3.0
4˝/9 = +2.0
5/9 = +7.0
5˝/9 = +12.0
The experts tell us the fractional rating changes are totalled at the end of each period, then rounded

Rhubarb
12-08-2007, 04:19 PM
The experts tell us the fractional rating changes are totalled at the end of each period, then roundedHi Ian,

These are not truncations, they are the actual totals (correct to one decimal place) of game-by-game changes for the Smurf's possible scores. It seems to me that you have been using the old batched averages, which haven't been used for more than a year now. See http://users.tpg.com.au/canfell/Gamebygame_example.txt for an example.

Regards,
Greg

P.S. By the way, for anyone wanting to keep an exact tally of David's rating, my calculations are:

Victorian Open +4.8 (using April list)
Budapest First Saturday +0.5
Czech Open +17.7

So he was 2461 + 23.0 = 2484 going into the Paks tournament, assuming I'm not missing any tournaments.

CameronD
12-08-2007, 11:02 PM
[Event "Paks GM"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2007.08.11"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Smerdon, David"]
[Black "Tania, Sachdev"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B43"]
[WhiteElo "2461"]
[BlackElo "2393"]
[PlyCount "62"]
[EventDate "2007.08.05"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. Qe2 d6 7. Nc3 Qc7 8. Bd2
b5 9. O-O Be7 10. f4 Bb7 11. Rae1 Nbd7 12. Kh1 b4 13. Nd1 Nc5 14. Nf2 d5 15. e5
Nfe4 16. Nxe4 Nxe4 17. Be3 g6 18. Nf3 O-O 19. Bd4 a5 20. Nd2 Rfc8 21. Rf3 a4
22. Rc1 a3 23. bxa3 Nxd2 24. Qxd2 Rxa3 25. f5 exf5 26. Bxf5 gxf5 27. Qh6 Bf8
28. Qg5+ Bg7 29. e6 fxe6 30. c3 Kh8 31. Bf6 Qf7 0-1

CameronD
13-08-2007, 07:13 AM
[Event "Paks GM"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2007.08.12"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Nevednichy, Vladislav"]
[Black "Smerdon, David"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A19"]
[WhiteElo "2523"]
[BlackElo "2461"]
[PlyCount "107"]
[EventDate "2007.08.05"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 c5 4. e5 Ng8 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Nxe5 8.
Ndb5 a6 9. Nd6+ Bxd6 10. Qxd6 f6 11. Be3 Ne7 12. Bb6 Nf5 13. Bxd8 Nxd6 14. Bc7
Ndxc4 15. f4 d5 16. fxe5 Nxe5 17. Na4 Nd7 18. Rc1 b5 19. Nb6 Nxb6 20. Bxb6 Bd7
21. Kd2 Ke7 22. Bd3 Rab8 23. Bc7 Rb7 24. Rc5 Rc8 25. Rhc1 g6 26. g3 e5 27. Bf1
Be6 28. Bg2 Kf7 29. Rc6 Ra7 30. Bb6 Rxc6 31. Rxc6 Rd7 32. Bc5 a5 33. Rb6 b4 34.
Rb5 f5 35. Rxa5 d4 36. Bxb4 e4 37. Bc5 Kf6 38. Ra7 Rd5 39. Rc7 Ke5 40. a4 g5
41. b4 Bd7 42. b5 f4 43. b6 e3+ 44. Kd3 Bf5+ 45. Kc4 Rd8 46. Re7+ Be6+ 47. Kd3
Kf6 48. Rxe6+ Kxe6 49. b7 Kd7 50. Ba7 Kc7 51. gxf4 gxf4 52. Bf3 Re8 53. Kxd4 e2
54. b8=Q+ 1-0

Basil
13-08-2007, 10:11 AM
I haven't had a look through these games. Does anyone have any comment as to whether David is playing poor(er) chess or are his opponents stepping up?

pax
13-08-2007, 11:11 AM
[White "Smerdon, David"]
[Black "Tania, Sachdev"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. Qe2 d6 7. Nc3 Qc7 8. Bd2
b5 9. O-O Be7 10. f4 Bb7 11. Rae1 Nbd7 12. Kh1 b4 13. Nd1 Nc5 14. Nf2 d5 15. e5
Nfe4 16. Nxe4 Nxe4 17. Be3 g6 18. Nf3 O-O 19. Bd4 a5 20. Nd2 Rfc8 21. Rf3 a4
22. Rc1 a3 23. bxa3 Nxd2 24. Qxd2 Rxa3 25. f5 exf5 26. Bxf5 gxf5 27. Qh6 Bf8
28. Qg5+ Bg7 29. e6 fxe6 30. c3 Kh8 31. Bf6 Qf7 0-1

[White "Nevednichy, Vladislav"]
[Black "Smerdon, David"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 c5 4. e5 Ng8 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Nxe5 8.
Ndb5 a6 9. Nd6+ Bxd6 10. Qxd6 f6 11. Be3 Ne7 12. Bb6 Nf5 13. Bxd8 Nxd6 14. Bc7
Ndxc4 15. f4 d5 16. fxe5 Nxe5 17. Na4 Nd7 18. Rc1 b5 19. Nb6 Nxb6 20. Bxb6 Bd7
21. Kd2 Ke7 22. Bd3 Rab8 23. Bc7 Rb7 24. Rc5 Rc8 25. Rhc1 g6 26. g3 e5 27. Bf1
Be6 28. Bg2 Kf7 29. Rc6 Ra7 30. Bb6 Rxc6 31. Rxc6 Rd7 32. Bc5 a5 33. Rb6 b4 34.
Rb5 f5 35. Rxa5 d4 36. Bxb4 e4 37. Bc5 Kf6 38. Ra7 Rd5 39. Rc7 Ke5 40. a4 g5
41. b4 Bd7 42. b5 f4 43. b6 e3+ 44. Kd3 Bf5+ 45. Kc4 Rd8 46. Re7+ Be6+ 47. Kd3
Kf6 48. Rxe6+ Kxe6 49. b7 Kd7 50. Ba7 Kc7 51. gxf4 gxf4 52. Bf3 Re8 53. Kxd4 e2
54. b8=Q+ 1-0

pax
13-08-2007, 11:19 AM
I haven't had a look through these games. Does anyone have any comment as to whether David is playing poor(er) chess or are his opponents stepping up?

Don't know. Looks like Sachdev was just a blunder - he must have missed the defensive resources when he sacced the bishop.

Nevednichy was more typical - crazy double edged opening, sac a piece for three pawns and somewhat speculative position. After that though, I think Nevednichy played extremely well and I don't think Dave had a lot of chances.

iatrosH
14-08-2007, 09:38 PM
Now that this tournament has concluded, does anyone know where and when David will next compete?

Kevin Bonham
14-08-2007, 10:49 PM
Sachdev beat Smerdon in Gibralter too.

pax
14-08-2007, 10:52 PM
Now that this tournament has concluded, does anyone know where and when David will next compete?

Judging by the last three rounds of Paks, I think he needs a bit of a break. Three tourneys on the trot is a lot at that level..

Garvinator
15-08-2007, 02:39 PM
Chessbase report is now out:

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4049

Of course it contains quite a few pictures of Tania Sachdev :lol:

Denis_Jessop
15-08-2007, 03:16 PM
Chessbase report is now out:

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4049

Of course it contains quite a few pictures of Tania Sachdev :lol:

If it's photos of Tania Sachdev that you want (and who doesn't?) plus the Smurf and lots more, go to the official tournament website at http://www.ase.hu/marxgy/2007/photo_eng.htm .

DJ

Ian Murray
16-08-2007, 06:40 PM
While you're at it, check out 14yo Sheila Dines at the Brit Champs - http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4042