Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Anand on top of the world

Yesterday, World Champion Anand retained his world championship crown in Sofia, beating Bulgarian challenger Topalov in game 12 to win 6.5-5.5. For Viswanathan, ”nothing” was too difficult - if an “and” was expected at this point of the sentence, you’re not getting one because this is the end of the sentence!

Don’t forget the City of Belfast Championships this Saturday and Sunday, 15-16/5/10, at Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont.over six rounds. It is split into the Nemtzov Cup for those 1600 and over and the Henderson Cup for those under 1600. For more details, ring David McAlister at 92638857 - remember it’s free for females, under 18s and newcomers - which reminds me of last year’s prizegiving for the Henderson Cup where I beat Karina Kruk in the last round to deprive her of the cup as we finished joint second behind William Storey (but that’s another “storey”) .I announced then:”I didn’t want a “kruk” winning the tournament”!

Finally, Queen’s University play Fisherwick next Tuesday, 18/5/10, at QUB Students Union, knowing a win would win them their third consecutive league division one title. Anything less will hand the title to RVH Hawks. May the best team win!


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