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Chess on the Beach US VI Day5 Rd 9

I cannot remember mentioning it before that the US VI Chess Federation had organised this 'ratings development tournament' for members of their team going to FIDE Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey.

If Istanbul is anything as well-kept as Christiansted (pictured) it will be a welcome sight for the intrepid Cruzan team.

My final game however, was against the top rated player in the tourney from Puerto Rico.

Although we had become good friends, 'bonito amigos' (in my school Spanish) at The Palms Resort bar on Caribbean nights, I soon found out that it was no love lost over the board...

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