International Round Up 13/01/10 from Lawrence Cooper

Australian Chess Championships 2010
http://www.australianchesschampionship.com/pm/pmwiki.php?n=Main.Results
http://chess-results.com/tnr28954.aspx?art=2&rd=4&lan=1&fed=ENG&m=-1&wi=1000
Gawain Jones finished 3rd on 7.5/11 behind Australians GM Zong-Juan Zhao who scored an amazing 10/11 and George Xie who despite losing in round 11 scored 9 and secured a GM norm. Gary Lane finished with 6. Gawain finished with a 2501 performance but needed a strong finish of 3.5/4 to recover from two losses in the first seven rounds.
The major was jointly won by David Garner from England and Jason Hu from Australia.

Corus Wijk aan Zee 2010
http://www.coruschess.com
The tournaments start on 16th January. Nigel Short is playing in the A Group and David Howell is in the B Group.

4NCL
http://www.4ncl.co.uk/
The second weekend takes place from 16-17 January at Barcelo Hotel, Hinckley Island.

In addition to the individual websites the latest international chess news can be found at the following link:
http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/twic792.html

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