Monday, 16 January 2012

Queenstown 2012 - Day 2

Day 2 of the 2012 Queenstown International saw most of the top seeds continue with perfect scores. The only mis-step on the top 10 boards was GM Ganguly drawing with IM Andrew Brown. For some however this wasn't that big a surprise, as Andrew Brown seems to play his best chess in New Zealand (He scored an IM norm at the 2009 Queenstown International, as well as securing the title at the Rotorua Zonal). Further down the boards Alan Ansell's draw with GM Darryl Johansen was well received by the local spectators. For Canberra readers of this blog, tomorrows Board 1 clash is well worth watching. FM Junta Ikeda is paired against top seed Li Chao. This game (as well as the next six games) will be broadcast live from 1pm(Canberra time) at I've also put a short video from today's tournament up on youtube. Just search for 'Queenstown International 2012' (or for a bit of fun search for 'Duck, Duck, Blitz')


Anonymous said...

Hi Shaun. Do you have a link to the video. I couldn't find it. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Has Alan Ansell figured out how Knights move yet?