Saturday, 26 March 2016

2016 O2C Doeberl Cup - Day 2

IM Anton Smirnov leads the 2016 O2C Doeberl Cup after 4 rounds, with 4 wins from as many games. He defeated IM's Igot Bjelobrk and Gary Lane to hold a half point lead over GM Surya Ganguly, GM Hrant Melkumyan, GM Zong Yuan Zhao and IM James Morris. Melkumyan beat GM Daryl Johansen in round 4, Zhao beat IM Trevor Tao, while Ganguly and Morris drew a game that went down to a drawn Knight v Pawn final position.
Tomorrow sees Smirnov take on Zhao, while Gangulay and Melkumyan play on the second board. Action starts at 9:30 am (10am for the broadcast), with the afternoon round starting at 3:30

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