There is just one more day to go. I am counting down the hours until I leave. I am no longer tired, I am numb! It was Alan's turn today to go to the wall. We are now 3/3!!
The Rapidplay has gone really well. Along with the Blitz last weekend, we have realised both financially and in terms of coping ourselves, it is better to have this than a weekend congress. The OMG how late are we finishing Friday night is now no more and we get to our beds at a reasonable hour.
Well Murad did it. He won today and now is FM Murad Abdulla. We are over the moon for him.
|Scotland's Newest Titled Player|
In the Open, Murad is leading the Scottish players by half a point. In the chasing group we have Calum MacQueen and Neil Berry. Should they all lose tomorrow, pick a name out of the hat as there are a further 8 players a full point behind.
Should Murad lose and Calum draw. I am not going to guess who would be champion as their tie break is too close to call.
In the All Play All. Andrew and Martin are leading by half a point over Keti and Spyridon. Going to be interesting to see who wins that one.
In the main open event, after a flurry of draws on the top boards, GM Andrei Maksimenko and FM Tim Wall are leading on 6.5 with Murad, GM Oleg Korneev, GM Mark Hebden and GM Daniel Gormally a half point behind.
One more day, just one more day to go :D