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For those of you into new-fangled thingamawhatsits like online chess video, Macauley Peterson's trip to the Scottish Championship should get you all a-Twitter. From the source:


The latest is a video interview with the winner, GM Arun Prasad, of Salem, India, who knocked off his friend and compatriot, GM Magesh Chandra Panchanathan in the final round to earn the GBP £1,200.00 first prize.

Next, the highest scoring Scot was an unlikely fellow, FM Iain Gourlay, the fourteenth seed, who nevertheless finished ahead of five Scottish GMs to earn the national title.

And a bonus audio interview with the young Islandic FM Gudmundur Kjartansson, who earned his first GM norm in Edinburgh during a fantastic run that included wins over GMs Prasad, Panchanathan and Colin McNab, and an exciting last round draw with GM Mark Hebden.

Och, and who dayn't be rememberin' wee Arun McPrasad? In case you were wondering, it's the OPEN Scottish Championship, so top Scot wins the title, if not the cash. While flicking through a few recent games on vacation I paused for a brief goggle at the spectacular Panchanathan-Rowson game, after the jump. Don't forget to turn off your computer engine first so you can enjoy it. I'm now surprised to find that Rowson's 13..h5 had been played before, if not in a particularly illustrious game. It looks like a Najdorf idea gone walkabout. The Kjartansson-Hebden game Macauley mentions is also worth a look.

[Event "ch-SCO"]
[Site "Edinburgh SCO"]
[Date "2009.07.13"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Panchanathan, M."]
[Black "Rowson, J."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B42"]
[WhiteElo "2493"]
[BlackElo "2591"]
[PlyCount "59"]
[EventDate "2009.07.11"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "SCO"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Be7 7. O-O d6 8. c4
Nf6 9. Nc3 b6 10. f4 Nbd7 11. Qe2 Bb7 12. Kh1 Qc7 13. Bd2 h5 14. Nd4 g6 15. f5
gxf5 16. exf5 e5 17. Ne6 fxe6 18. fxe6 Nf8 19. Bg5 Rg8 20. Bxf6 Bxg2+ 21. Qxg2
Rxg2 22. Nd5 Qc5 23. Bxe7 Nxe6 24. Kxg2 Kd7 25. Bf5 Qa5 26. Bxe6+ Kxe6 27. Rf6+
Kd7 28. Rxd6+ Ke8 29. Rf1 Qd2+ 30. Kh1 1-0


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That's an amazing game.

Wow, that was pretty. And I've just seen Giri's last game on CB. Thanks Mig!

Yes... pretty. My "Game of the Week" last week.

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