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  1. Hansen at Groningen

    by , 12-29-2012 at 07:55 PM (International Chess News)
    With one round left to play Eric has 5.5/8 - one point behind leader Zaven Andiasian (ARM). In tomorrow's game he is black against GM Peter Michalik, a win would likely land him in 3rd or 4th (with a theoretical chance for a first place tie).

    http://www.schaakstadgroningen.nl/fe...2/A/index.html
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  2. North American Open in Las Vegas

    by , 12-28-2012 at 02:54 PM (International Chess News)
    IM Bindi Cheng is among a handful of Canadians competing in Las Vegas. He currently sits with 2 out of 3 points in the Open Section. Sixteen GM's are participating.

    http://chesstournamentservices.com/c...012-standings/
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  3. Accord Mind Sport Games Final Results

    by , 12-28-2012 at 02:34 PM (International Chess News)
    Once again a good percentage of the top players in the world made it to this event in Beijing, China to particpate in Rapid, Blitz, and Blindfold tournaments.

    Rapid
    Gold: Laurent Fressinet (FRA)
    Silver: Hikaru Nakamura (USA)
    Bronze: Alexander Grischuk (RUS)
    Gold: Kataryna Lahno (UKR)
    Silver: Hou Yifan (CHN)
    Bronze: Humpy Koneru (IND)

    Blitz
    Gold: Sergey Karjakin (RUS)
    Silver: Hikaru Nakamura (USA) ...
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  4. Hansen at Groningen

    by , 12-28-2012 at 02:10 PM (International Chess News)
    After 6 Rounds at the Groningen Chess Festival, GM (elect) Eric Hansen has 4 points (2 wins and 4 draws). A full point behind the leaders, he needs a strong finishing kick in his last 3 games. Also playing is IM Leon Piasetski, who has 3 points.
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  5. Sobeys class party last night

    We had the advanced class party last night at Sobeys in the Tecumseh Mall. About 20 kids took part.

    I learned that little girls that like Pepsi don't like Coke or Diet Coke. Fortunately they did like grape soda and orange juice (separately not mixed together) so everything was happy. I bought way too many potato chips. The parents brought too many sweets and treats and I bought too much pop. I probably should take a cue from the auto industry and employ Just In Time techniques ...
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