Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fargo-Moorhead Chessnuts Tourney

As many of you know, Brian Thomson of the North Dakota Chess Nuts
organized the Chess Nuts Open in Moorhead Oct 20-21, 2007. Nearly 60 players participated.
Daniel Oberton had the best result of the Manitobans with a fine 4 out of 5. (But he was lucky, he didn't have to play any Manitobans; Blair played three and most of us played 2)

Crosstable can be seen here .

Here are some pictures from the Chessnuts tourney in Fargo-Moorhead, Concordia College.
Unfortunately most are out of focus as I did not use my flash as I wished to be as unobtrusive as possible. However, they will give you an idea of the great conditions.

Long view of the tourney hall (all except top 6 boards). There was also a large and separate skittles room.

Brian Thomson

The top 6 boards were located in a separate room. Extremely spacious !

Dan Voje, Alex Braun, Daniel Oberton

The Manitoba - Minnesota match trophy. The match was first contested in 1937. Alas, there were very few games between the teams this year.

The trophy traveled back to Minnesota.

Waldemar Schulz

Blair Rutter lost a long game in the 4th round

The winner, IM Victor Adler, having a look.

Jim Green wondering why Boron hung a simple mate in two against him.

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