International Round Up 13/01/10 from Lawrence Cooper

Australian Chess Championships 2010
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
The tournaments start on 16th January. Nigel Short is playing in the A Group and David Howell is in the B Group.

The second weekend takes place from 16-17 January at Barcelo Hotel, Hinckley Island.

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