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Written by Steve Sperry on Sat, Jul 17 2010 (08:48)

July 17


The day started off with a lecture by GM Gagunashvili on rook and pawn endings with a lot of time analyzing a passed b pawn with 3 pawns each on the king side.


The school ended yesterday with a tournament, and a couple of the Island counselors played in it. The camp exceeded the expectations of the students. Great work by Ted and Aris.



There was a double answer to the trivia quiz so revised top list:

21 Hans Jung

20 David Lawless, Brad Willis, Mike Dougherty, Ralph Gregorz

18 Rick McCleary, Michael Barron, Pino Verde

17 Dave Southam


The hardest questions were which expert chess player won the Order of Canada (only 22 of 89 correct), and time control from the first Canadian Open (24), who was the Patriarch (32), and who won the 1978 Olympiad (32). Easiest question was which organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary (75), which world leader did not play chess (70) and Anand’s wife’s name (68).


GM McShane put his first round game in his chess column http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/...Chess-11-07-10. He would like to play in the blitz, but has a big game tomorrow.


Awards Presentation Dinner tickets sold out.

Chess Quotes

And for the chess-player the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named "combination."

-Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941)

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