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James Cherry is a 29-year-old Australian-Canadian electrical engineer
living in Ottawa. He won the Canadian qualifying tournament this June
to earn his first WSC appearance. He has developed acclaimed game
analysis software and online game playing robots, and has been
entertaining the net with his letters home.
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Cherry plays Steven Gruzd of South Africa, a 27-year-old who placed
6th at the 1995 WSC and 34th in 1997.
Cherry lost to Gruzd 355-424, and is in 73rd place, 0-1 -69.
Cherry beats Selwyn Lobo of the United Arab Emirates by an even 100
points, 472-372. He moves up to 42nd place, 1-1 +31.
Cherry wins a close game, 377-370 against David Webb of the U.K. He's now in 37th place, 2-1 +38.
Cherry loses to Phil Appleby of the U.K. 426-452, and drops to the middle of the pack, 49th place 2-2 +12.
Round 5. Cherry defeats Brendan McDonnell of Ireland 437-295 (thanks in part to the phoney FRONDES), and is in 30th place, 3-2 +154.
Round 6. Cherry beats Owen Bondin of Malta 374-329, and climbs to 19th place, 4-2 +199.
Cherry lost to Femi Awowade (NI) 276-456. Cherry is now #42, with a record of 4-3 +19.
Cherry won against Wilma Warwick (SC) 464-319. Cherry is now #27, with a record of 5-3 +164.
Cherry won against Dylan Early (ZA) 409-395. Cherry is now #20, with a record of 6-3 +178.
Cherry won against Robert Felt (US) 439-386. Cherry is now #12, with a record of 7-3 +231.
Cherry lost to Jakkrit Klaphajone (TH) 331-432. Cherry is now #24, with a record of 7-4 +130.
Cherry lost to Mark Nyman (UK) 342-448. Cherry is now #34, with a record of 7-5 +24.
Nyman played SKYD-I-vER and a1 BILL-HEAD (extending BILL).
Cherry won against Leslie Charles (TT) 364-332. Cherry is now #26, with a record of 8-5 +56.
Cherry won against Steven Gruzd (ZA) 476-404. Cherry is now #17, with a record of 9-5 +128.
Cherry won against Femi Awowade (NI) 403-320. Cherry is now #13, with a record of 10-5 +211.
Cherry lost to Helen Gipson (UK) 375-446. Cherry is now #20, with a record of 10-6 +140. He did play SCrOUGED, the anagram of SCOUrGED
Cherry lost to Femi Awowade (NI) 390-396. Cherry is now #27, with a record of 10-7 +134.
Cherry won against Naween Fernando (LK) 421-355. Cherry is now #21, with a record of 11-7 +200.
Round 19. Cherry won against Helen Gipson (UK) 415-401. Cherry is now #16, with a record of 12-7 +214.
Round 20. Cherry lost to David Boys (CA) 308-503. Cherry is now #23, with a record of 12-8 +19. Passersby commented on STOOKER and GAUJES#.
Round 21. Cherry won against Pakorn Nemitrmansuk (TH) 523-345 and is now in 16th place with a record of 13-8 +197. He writes:
[Pakorn] lost two turns trying to put an S on LENTIGO, first
with BIMBLES*, then with EBBS. He cut my margin of victory to a mere
150 by noticing that in ACEORTUY unseen, if the U was in the bag, I'd
hold CATEGORY a5 (104) and ENACTORY d8 (84) through GaRNETS 9a, so he
played UDO 8a, took it back, then decided on it -- and picked the U.
Round 22. Cherry lost to Jakkrit Klaphajone (TH) 348-430. Cherry is now #22, with a record of 13-9 +115.
Round 23. Cherry lost to Stanley Ndungu (KE) 361-438. Cherry is now #30, with a record of 13-10 +38.
Round 24. Cherry lost to Lisa Odom (US) 320-385. Cherry finishes #38, with a record of 13-11 -27.
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