Saturday, September 13, 2008

European Union Championship 2008

Nigel Short waiting his 3rd round opponent ( Simon A Fowler) to reply his Alekhine Defense
after 1.e4.Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 . Short won that game. Photo from Official site

European Union Championships which are being held in Liverpool, UK from 9 -18 September 2008 has reach the 4th round so far. 7 players are leading the tournament with 3.5 points. The players is the top seed and UK no. 1 - GM Michael Adams, French no.1 and 2 - GM Etienne Bacrot and GM Maxime Vachier Lagrave, British Champion - GM Stuart Conquest, Latvian - GM Normunds Meizis and French - IM Thal Arbegel.

The events create an intersting story in the 2nd round when English former World Champion challenger - GM Nigel Short lost his 2rd game due to ”Nokia Gambit” incident.

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