Wednesday, 11 April 2012
2012 Sydney International - Day 0
With the 2012 O2C Doeberl Cup out of the way, the action now moves to Parramatta for the Sydney International. There is an overlap between the two events (especially at the top), but the SIO has also attracted a number of strong local players. Top seed is GM Levante Vajda,with IM George Xie the top rated Australian in the 75 player field. The Challengers has attracted 62 entries, boosted by a significant western Sydney contingent. Pairings for both tournaments (including for the first round) are available at www.chess-results.com, while further tournament information, including live game broadcasts will be at the tournament web site. Play in the first round for both tournaments commences at 10:00 am, while GM Ian Rogers will be providing live commentary at the tournament venue, Parramatta Town Hall.