Sunday, July 8, 2007
Why is this man smiling?
You would be too if you scored an upset victory against last year's Canadian Open co-champion, GM Abhijit Kunte.
Dave Gordon, executive director of the Chess Federation of Canada, strikes a triumphant pose.
Dave admits that by move 20 of his game, he was "getting smashed." However, as IM Deen Hergott points out in his comments below, GM Kunte overlooked a tricky tactic -- something which Ottawa players know to expect from Dave.
For GM Kunte, there are still nine more rounds in a field filled with more than 20 other Grandmasters -- plenty of time, perhaps, to challenge for first place.