Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Oceania Zonal 2007 - Rd 4 update

At the end of Round 4 Puchen Wang (NZ) and Igor Goldenberg (AUS) were joint leaders on 3.5/4. Goldenberg held tournament top seed IM Zong-Yuan Zhao (AUS) to a draw in round 4, while Wang defeated IM Gary Lane (AUS).
In the Womens Zonal, IM Irina Berezina (AUS) leads with 3.5/4, half a point ahead of Sue Maroroa (NZ), Rebecca Harris (AUS), and Alexandra Jule (AUS).
Round 5 is being played today and hopefully there will be some updates later this evening.
Games from Round 1&2 are also available from the official website.
Round 1 saw an instructive clash between tournament top seed Zong-Yuan Zhao, and Fiji's top player, Manoj Kumar.

Zhao,Z (2476) - Kumar,M (2028) [C42]
Oceania zt Nadi Fiji (1.1), 06.05.2007
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Bd6 7.0-0 0-0 8.c4 c6 9.Qc2 Bg4 10.Ne5 Bxe5 11.dxe5 Na6 12.Bxe4 dxe4 13.Qxe4 Be6 14.b3 Nc5 15.Qe3 Nd7 16.Bb2 Qh4 17.Nd2 Rfd8 18.Ne4 Nf8 19.f4 Qh6 20.Nd6 Rd7 21.Rad1 Rc7 22.Qe4 Qh4 23.Qe3 Qh6 24.Qe2 Bd7 25.f5 Be8 26.Rd3 Re7 27.e6 fxe6 28.Rh3 Qg5 29.Rg3 Qh5 30.Qxh5 Bxh5 31.f6 Rc7 32.f7+ 1-0

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