Sunday, 14 February 2016

2016 ACT Championship - Day 2

Unlike the first day, there were plenty of surprises in rounds 2&3 of the 2016 ACT Championship. Top seed IM Junta Ikeda ran into a very solid Victor Braguine, and could not manage more than half a point. Third seed Andrey Bliznyuk faced Dillin Hathiramani for second time in 4 days, and Hathiramni reversed their result from the ANU Masters. Alana Chibnall chose the wrong moment to miss the right move, and a plus turned into a loss against Matt Radisich.
Hathiramani then continued his excellent form, beating Fred Litchfield in the 3rd round to finish day 2 on 3/3. The only other player to join him was IM Andrew Brown, who dispatched his opponents with some crisp attacking play. Ikeda scored a 3rd round win the get to 2.5/3, along with Wenlin Yin, Matt Radisich and Willis Lo.
Full score from this tournament can be found here, and all the games from the first three rounds are available for download.

Hathiramani,Dillon (1828) - Litchfield,Frederick (2061)
2016 ACT Championship Canberra (3.2), 13.02.2016

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