Ireland’s annual Bunratty chess tournament is only a weekender but it has built an international reputation due to its ability to attract big names and its convivial ambience. Bunratty 2015 last weekend even boasted a world top-10 grandmaster. America’s Wesley So, 21, has shot up the chess ratings and performed well at Wijk last month. Bunratty invited So two years ago when he was still little known and he honoured his commitment although his natural arena now is elite all-play-alls. So was the top seed by a wide margin but still faced tough fights and had a close shave against David Norwood, a GM in his youth who abandoned serious chess to make his fortune in the City. Norwood’s remedy for his ignorance of current opening theory is simple. He opens 1 g3 as White and 1…g6 as Black, and the policy paid off when So tried to …

Source: GameKnot online chess news