It’s Saturday Open Forum. The Baku Grand Prix is almost half way done and the unexpected leaders are Grischuk and Wang Yue. The #1 seed Carlsen and his rival Karjakin are both tied for 7th to 10th place with an even score. The young Bulgarian star Cheparinov started out with 0 point in the first 4 games.

Speaking of Bulgaria, Plovdiv is hosting the European Individual Chess Championship and GM Sutovsky of Israel is leading with a perfect 4/4 score.

Today is the first annual Lubbock Open. About 100 players are expected to show up. Lubbock Mayor David Miller will be on hand to open this special event.

It’s Saturday Open Forum. The forum is yours.

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Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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