Sunday, September 09, 2007

Funny Things Happen At UK-China Match 2007

Surfing all avaibale info in the internet for the UK - China 2007 match held at Liverpool, UK, I noted two funny thing happens during that match:-


1. Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Paul Clark the VIP who were invited to officiate the opening ceremonies made the first move as black against WGM Hou Yifan with the theoritical novelty 1.h5 ! read it here


W: WGM Hou Yifan vs B: Paul Clark (Lord Mayor of Liverpool)
UK-China Match 2007 , 4.9.2007
1....h5!?


2. Steve Giddins the "official reporter" mistakenly wrote "England" team face China in his 1st round report where as he should write United Kingdom (UK) . Read it here. For anybody who score Geography (or is it history?) as badly as me in school, below are the different between United Kingdom and England.


The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (also known as the United Kingdom, the U.K., or Britain) is a country to the north-west of mainland Europe. It comprises the island of Great Britain (of England, Scotland, and Wales), the north-east part of the island of Ireland and many small local islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK with a land border, sharing it with the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea. Great Britain, its largest island is linked to France by the Channel Tunnel.

for full info about UK, read it here




Source wikipedia,
bcmchess.blogspot, and
http://www.liverpoolchessinternational.co.uk/match_reports/rd2.htm

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