Monday, 2 January 2012

2011-12 Australian Championship - Top seeds go down

Round 6 of the 2011-12 Australian Championship saw a real shake up in the standings when the top two seeds, GM Zong Yuan Zhao and IM George Xie, both lost. Zhao was beaten by 5 time Champion GM Darryl Johansen, while Xie lost to Russian IM Vladimir Smirnov. These results leave Johansen and Smirnov leading by a full point, and the two will play in round 7. Zhao and Xie are on 4 points, along with Ikeda, Solomon, Dragicevic, Cheng and Ly.
Two players facing an important game tomorrow are  Ikeda and Dragicevic, who are paired against each other. Dragicevic beat IM James Morris, while Ikeda won an 'all-or-nothing' attacking game against IM Aleks Wohl. Both players have good chances of scoring an IM norm, and a win for either would significantly improve their chances.

Ikeda,Junta - Wohl,Aleks [C00]
Australian Championship Geelong, 02.01.2012

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My daughter being half Japanese loves Junta Ikeda! (but only half the time, of course)