Thursday, 24 April 2014

2014 Sydney International Open - Day 2

The second day of the 2014 Sydney International Open ended with 6 players sharing the lead on 3.5/4. In the 4th round the top two boards were both drawn, while the Melkumyan and Vajda game was also drawn, after 6 hours of play. On board 3 WIM Zhai Mo upset second seed GM Loek Van Wely, while Junta Ikeda moved closer to his IM title with a win over IM Gary Lane.
Back on 3 points are another 10 players, so an eventual winner is not likely to emerge for another few rounds.
In the Challengers, Arif Hassani and Ari Dale share the lead on 4/4, half a point ahead of Rewais Sarwat The two leaders play in tomorrow mornings round, and a win for either will put them in a good position to win the tournament.

Vajda,Levente - Lane,Gary [A06]
2014 Sydney International (3.3), 24.04.2014

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