The draw for the top section in this weekend’s Gonzaga Classic has been made. Benildus have six players in the top section, including a club derby and a live game as Zdravko takes on a GM!
Top billing is definitely the meeting of Zdravko and Baburin; you can watch the game live here when the time comes around. Zdravko is well able to take on titled players on his day, as his draw against David Fitzsimons IM in the Armstrong last year showed.
Further down the billing, John will take on Mel in the only Benildus derby in the round. Constantin and Mihailo are both unseeded and play 2100s, while Tim just misses out on a GM – but then he’s beaten enough of them already! – and will instead play Conor Nolan on the second-bottom board.
The draws for the other two sections, which also have sizeable Benildus contingents, will be made tomorrow.