Saturday, 5 March 2011

2011 ACT Championship - Day 1

As with open events of this type (smallish field, large spread of ratings), the first day is often about 'pre-sorting' the field, with the real action occurring in the future.
A field of 34 players (2 more than last year), entered the tournament, although the field is slightly weaker than 2010. However FM Junta Ikdea and defending champion Andrey Bliznyuk have once again entered the tournament, along with (IM) Andrew Brown. (A number of other strong players were invited to play, but were unable to take part, for various reasons).
At the end of Day 1 6 players are on 2/2. They are pre-tournament favourites Junta Ikeda and Andrew Brown, along with Daniel Abrahams, Mos Ali, Wenlin Yin and Allen Setiabudi. Most of the games have gone according to rating, although Willis Lo held Andrey Bliznyuk to a draw in the final game of round 2.
Results from the tournament are available from the ANU Chess Club page (under Current Tournaments) along with the games under the Games link.

Setiabudi,Allen - Radisich,Matt [C64]
2011 ACT Championship (1.7), 05.03.2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Qf6 4.0-0 Bc5 5.c3 Nge7 6.d4 exd4 7.Bg5 Qg6 8.Bxe7 Bxe7 9.cxd4 Qxe4 10.Re1 Qd5 11.Nc3 Qd6 12.d5 Nd8 13.Qe2 c6(D)
14.Nd4 cxb5 15.Nf5 Qb4 16.Nxe7 Kf8 17.Ng6+ 1-0

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