61 ( +1 | -1 ) bunta... you're still here at GK !I guess that last thread of yours wasnt provocative enough for exile :) ***** That looks like a really great tournament. They certainly know how to put their advertisements together there in Australia too. Photographs, profiles, rankings, games ... fantastic. Wish I were going to be there to play in that one ... but no such luck. So will settle for wishing you an excellent tournament; Good Luck and Good Skill to you~! }8-) PS// Hope to see you annotate the game here on GK, after you finish punishing a GM there in Sydney ! Remember, no one can defeat you unless you allow them to. That's all there is to it ...
76 ( +1 | -1 ) SIOHi Bunta. Good to see your interest. At least you won't have far to travel to get to Parramatta. (The last time you and I met was at the Blacktown Centenary tournament last year.)
At the moment there are 72 entries with the total expected to pass 100, probably 120, in the next few weeks. There are 26 titled players so far with the possibility of more to come. It's likely there'll be another high-profile entry announced in the next couple of days.
So far there are about 12 players rated below FIDE 1800 and more are expected, so you'll find that not every game is against a chess-muscled world-beater.
This isn't just a tournament, it's an event, and we've never seen anything quite like it before in the Land of Oz. I wouldn't miss it for quids.