Sunday, 30 January 2011

2011 Oceania Zonal Day 6

GM Zong Yuan Zhao has wrapped up the 2011 Oceania Zonal with a round to spare. Playing closest rival FM Bobby Cheng in round 8, the game ended in a draw on move 25. This leaves Zhao on 7.5/8 and still a point and a half ahead of the rest of the field. Tied for second on 6/8 are Cheng, Andrew Brown (who beat Junta Ikeda, and IM Vladimir Feldman, who upset IM George Xie). Tomorrow sees Zhao play Feldman, Brown against GM David Smerdon, and FM Max Illingworth v Cheng.
In the Womens Zonal, FM Emma Guo has done enough to secure the WIM title, with a win over Viv Smith in Round 10. She also has a chance of finishing first, depending on the last round results.
The final round starts at 10:30 am (NZ time), so all should be clear around lunch time (Australian time).


Anonymous said...

Congrats to Andrew Brown! :)

Anonymous said...

according to he was rewarded IM as his first title?

Alana said...

well done to Andrew! also well done to Emma, Megan and Gareth! GO ACT!