As you have noticed, the Chess Olympiad in Chennai happened. We had several members playing there, their results are given below.
But first, let’s congratulate our occasional guest coach GM Ivan Sokolov, for leading the Uzbekistan team to victory in the Open Section. Quite possibly the greatest upset of all time. You will be happy to hear that he is back with a camp on September 22-25.
We had other friends of the academy in action at the Olympiad and we will hear from them in lessons soon. IM Andrew Greet already gave a class on Saturday. Some are already scheduled this week, with GM Swayams, one of the trainers of the Indian women’s team, starting tomorrow. GM Stany, a member of the training team for the India B team will be on later this week.
Members in more action
Jonas Rosner is playing the German Masters this year. It is a closed 10-player tournament for which he qualified by winning the German Open Championship last year. Rating average is around 2600. So, it is going to be challenging, but we know Jonas is up for it!
Gautam played the US Open, scoring 4½/7, more details here.
Arshiya is having fun playing in India, 5½/7 and with 3 rounds left. More information and links to the games here.
Sabino is with Nikos in Thessaloniki, playing the Greek League.
Let us know in the forum where you are playing!
Chess is difficult and even though we would all like to win, that is not always possible.
Train, do your best and go out and play! And don’t forget to enjoy the process!
Your friends at Killer Chess Training,
Jacob, Sam, and Kallia