Monday, 27 June 2011

The World Open

While a number of Australian players headed across the Indian Ocean to play in the Commonwealth Championships, a couple decided crossing the Pacific was the way to go. Young Australian FM's Junta Ikeda and Moulthun Ly have travelled to Philadelphia to take part in the 2011 World Open. The event has a guaranteed prize pool of $225,000 (US), and over 1000 players are expected to take part.
Before the main event starts, both Ikeda and Ly are warming up by playing in the Philadelphia International. This is a 9 round, 5 day event, with a $10,000 prize pool. At this stage Ly is on 3.5/5 while Ikeda is on 2/5.
If you can navigate the World Open website (it can be a little tricky) you can follow the progress of the Australian players.

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