(post by Martin Seeber)
Dresden, the final day: Sophie played her last game in the European chess championships today. She defended a Grand Priz attack Sicilian. Her opponent went down a sideline and she was faced with some difficult decisions. She fell to an attack Qh3, Ng5 and then a sac on f7. If she had retained her bishop on the c8 h3 diagonal the white squares would all hold together. She has made alot of progress but she needs to understand the strengths and weakenesses of her positions more. She has reorganised her repetoire but this has made things more difficult as she is in less familiar ground.
We have enjoyed staying in Dresden and thank everyone for their generous support, sponsorship and encouragement.