Sunday, 17 November 2013

2013 Vikings Weekender - Day 2

IM Gary Lane cruised to a fairly comfortable victory in the 2013 Vikings Weekender. He started the day with a win over his father-in-law, FM Brian Jones and then defeated FM Endre Ambrus in round 6. A very quick draw against second seed IM Vladimir Smirnov in the final round was enough the secure outright first on 5.5/7. In second place was FM Anton Smirnov, who beat Wenlin Yin in the final round to reach 5 points. The loss dropped Yin back to 5th place, but he did have the satisfaction of beating IM Andrew Brown in round 6. Brown and Vladimir Smirnov finished in a tie for third on 4.5/7.
Sunny Yoon and Sankeertan Badrinarayan shared first place in the Minor (Under 1600) tournament. Going into the final round there were 7 players tied for first, and there was a possibility of a 9 way(!) tie, if the results went a certain way. As it turned out Yoon and Badrinarayan were the only players in the leading group to win their games, while draws left Mitchell Jones, Tim Pearce and Lachlan Smart sharing third place.

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