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Australian Championships 2010 Day 1

The Australian Chess Championship started yesterday, the 2nd of January, at the Norths Club in Cammeray, north of Sydney.  The 28 player Championship division includes 3 Grandmasters, 6 International masters and 4 Fide Masters and the first round went largely according to rating: top seed Zong Yuan Zhao accounted for Max Illingworth where Max played inaccurately to give Zhao the advantage he needed to win.  On Board 2 Chris Wallis gave English GM Gawain Jones a run for his money where Wallis was attacking the enemy king but did not have enough pieces involved and eventually lost his extended kingside pawns.  Aleks Wohl accounted for Doug Hamilton on board three, Andrew Bird lost to GM Darryl Johansen, IM George Xie defeated Barack-Atzmon-Simon, Substitute Gareth Charles lost to IM Stephen Solomon, Norths Club member Vladimir Smirnov defeated Eugene Schon, and Victorian Malcolm Pyke lost to IM Gary Lane.

There were not many upsets for the round: In the battle of the promising Juniors, YI Yuan v Moultoun Ly, IM James Morris lost to Andrew Brown and Laurence Matheson scored an upset draw against FM Eddy Levi.

Well... I have to head to the venue this morning ...... will update other divisions later today!

Comments


  • 5 years ago

    Dozy

    Didn't I hear that the Smurf is playing overseas?

  • 5 years ago

    kco

    No, no David Smerdon ? here is the link for anyone who is  interested in it 'click here'

  • 5 years ago

    yullian

    no David Smerdon?

  • 5 years ago

    Dozy

    Sorry, kco, I didn't make it. I've been diseased since Xmas.

  • 5 years ago

    kco

    Yes and don't forget to post yours too Dozy.

  • 5 years ago

    Dozy

    Thanks, Trent. Don't forget to add a progress report for your own games.

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