Wednesday, 27 April 2011

2011 Sydney International Open - Day 1

An interesting set of results on the first day of the Sydney International Open sets up an exciting third round tomorrow morning. Top seed Sune Berg Hansen was beaten by Velimir Kresevic from Germany, while second seed Zhong Yuan Zhao drew with Andrew Brown. With one of them on 1.5 (Zhao) and the other the highest rated player on 1 (Hansen) , the draw sees them paired together way down on board 9. The top 3 boards now see some promising Australian FM's (Ly, Illingworth and Canfell) up against a trio of Grandmasters (Arutinian, Deviatkin, and Bojkov).
The Open section ended up with 68 entries. while the Challengers had 52 players. All the results, pairings and live games can be found at the Parramatta Chess Club page. Just click on the Sydney International Open link.

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