Saturday, 12 March 2011

2011 ACT Championship - Day 3

FM Junta Ikeda has maintained a 1 point lead after the third day of the 2011 ACT Championship. In the morning round Ikeda beat second placed Allen Setiabudi, while in the afternoon he drew with defending champion Andrey Bliznyuk.
Bliznyuk is one of 4 players tied for second on 4.5. After finishing the first weekend on 3/4, he got off to a good start with a win over (IM) Andrew Brown in round 5. Also tied for second are Daniel Abrahams, Allen Setiabudi, and Wenlin Yin.
With 3 rounds to play Ikeda is the favourite for the title, although Bliznyuk (having played the top seeds) is always a danger. Tomorrows morning round will see Ikeda up against Abrahams, and the result of this game will go a long way towards deciding the tournament.

Bliznyuk,Andrey - Brown,Andrew [B33]
2011 ACT Championship (5.2), 12.03.2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Nd5 Nxd5 8.exd5 Ne7 9.c3 Ng6 10.Qa4 Bd7 11.Qc4 Rc8 12.Qb4 Rc5 13.Be3 a5 14.Qb3 Rc8 15.Na7 a4 16.Qb4 Ra8 17.Qxb7 Qb8 18.Qxb8+ Rxb8 19.0-0-0 Ne7 20.Bc4 h6 21.b4 axb3 22.axb3 g5 23.b4 f5 24.f3 f4 25.Bf2 g4 26.Kd2 h5 27.Ra1 Bh6 28.Ra6 Nc8 29.Nxc8 Rxc8 30.Bd3 Ke7 31.Bh4+ Kf7 32.Rxd6 Be8 33.Ra1 Bg7 34.Ra7+ Kf8 35.Bf5 Rb8 36.Be6 Bg6 37.Rdd7 Rh7 38.Be7+ Ke8 39.Bd6 1-0

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the coverage of the ANU Masters and the ACT champtionship. I enjoy reading the commentary - Peter