This blog is dedicated to following the chess career of GM Ben Finegold. We will concentrate on his tournament games, ICC games, and anything else interesting.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Ben in London
My first day in London was awesome.
I spoke to Hikaru, Speelman, Hodgson, Trent, Pein, Anand, Gelfand, Judit Polgar to name a few.
Kasparov showed up in the VIP room , where Aviv and I hangout, and hung out for about an hour or 2.
The place we are staying is an 8 min walk from the tournament hall.
We saw a soccer match, and the home team we rooted for won 1-0. Chelsea beat a team from Bucharest.
Everything is great so far!
I wrote an article for www.uschess.org [Finegold on the London Classic]