Grandmaster, International master, and Open Events!
18-24 October 1997, University College School, Frognal, Hampstead NW3
Tournament Director: Adam Raoof (FIDE International Organiser)
Chief Arbiter: Les Blackstock (FIDE Arbiter)
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Grandmaster Event 18-24 October - Category 10, average 2479 Elo
|Player||Rating||Country||Player profile and web findings!|
|GM Bogdan Lalic||2600||
|World ranking: 64
He is top board for his national team.
GM Bogdan Lalic recently shared second place at the Drury Lane Grandmasters. had a high final position in Hastings 1996-97. He also had a high position in the Deloitte & Touche festival, Jersey 97. His team won the European club cup 1996 - the Milo cup.
Books written include:
He has authored a book on the Queens Indian Defence.
|GM Peter Wells||2530||Making a welcome return to British competition after a number of years abroad. Resident in Budapest and the only English player to qualify from open competition for the forthcoming FIDE World championhip|
|GM McDonald||2490||Winner of a succession of British all-play-all events in the last few years. An especially dangerous player when tournament favourite.|
|GM Shaked||2500||1997 World Junior
Champion and recently ratified as a GM at the FIDE
Congress in Moldova, had a hard time in Tilburg, but definitely
one to watch.
|IM McShane||2455||He is England's youngest ever International master at age 13!
Set to be a future world championship contender.
A recent victory includes first equal at the Agency International, Category VI.
|IM Gormally||2425||One of England's fastest and most dramatically improving players. He recently took bronze medal at the Mind Sports Olympiad behind Adams and Sadler.|
|IM Turner||2445||Young International Master
||One of Denmark's leading International Masters.|
|IM Dunnington||2420||Yorkshires top player. Weekly columnist for
the Yorkshire Post
and captain of the newly constituted White Rose squad
in the 4NCL.
Books written include:
Has authored Winning with the catalan, Pawn power, Queens Gambit: Chigorin, How to play the Kings Indian Attack.
Scotland's youngest international master looking set to become a grandmaster very soon.
The then 18 year old international master last year convincingly won a challenge match against GM Keith Arkell.
International Master Event 20-24 October - Schiller System (4 teams of 3)
Note: The Open, IM events starts on Monday, whilst the GM tournament start this saturday!
SATURDAY 18th October
GM Draw 1pm in the Enav Library Round One: 3pm-10pm
IM Draw 1pm in the Enav Library
SUNDAY 19th October
GM Round Two: 10am-2pm, then adjourned Round Three 3pm-10pm
MONDAY 20th October
GM Adjournments 11am to finish Round Four 3pm-10pm
IM Round One 9.30am-3.30pm Roundd Two 4.30-
OPEN Round One 10am-3pm Round Two 4pm-9pm
TUESDAY 21st October
GM Round Five 10am-2pm + adj Round Six 3pm-10pm
IM Round Three 9.30am-3.30pm Round Four 4.30pm-
OPEN Round Three 10am-3pm Round Four 4pm-9pm
WEDNESDAY 22nd October
GM Adjournments 11am to finish Round Seven 3pm-10pm
IM Round Five 9.30am-3.30pm Round Six 4.30pm-
OPEN Round Five 10am-3pm Round Six 4pm-9pm
THURSDAY 23rd October
GM Round Eight 3pm-10pm
IM Round Seven 9.30am-3.30pm Round Eight 4.30pm-
OPEN Round Seven 10am-3pm Round Eight 4pm-9pm
FRIDAY 24th October
GM Round Nine 10am-5pm
IM Round Nine 9.30am-3.30pm
OPEN Round Nine 10am-3pm Prizegiving 4.30pm
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