Saturday, 11 June 2016

2016 NSW Open - Day 1

The 2016 NSW Open got off to a very good start, with a field of 144 players stretching the venue capacity to the limit. Two GM's and 4 IM's signed up for the tough 7 round Open schedule, in a field of 77 players. At this stage of the event there are still 14 players on 2/2, so a clear leader is not likely to emerge until the end of tomorrows action.
The Minor (Under 1600) has attracted a 67 player field, and unlike the Open, rating seems to count for a lot less. Like the Open, there are also 14 players on 2/2, but in this event only 3 of the top 10 rated players are in this group.
Tomorrows round starts at 9:30, with a brutal 3 rounds being played. You can follow the top 6 games from the open at (as well as see IM Andrew Brown's nice win in this afternoons game), while you can click on these links for the Open results, and the Minor Results.

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