Sunday 1 April 2018

2018 O2C Doeberl Cup - Day 3

Second seed GM Timur Gareyev is the outright leader after six rounds of the 2018 O2C Doeberl Cup. after 5 wins to start the tournament he drew with IM James Morris in yesterdays second round. The draw leaves Morris in 2nd place, along with IM Igor Bjelobrk, both on 5/6.
Apart from leading the tournament, Gareyev also collected first prize in the traditional Blitz event, finishing on 9/9 ahead of 83 other players. Amusingly Gareyev gave his opponents a little head start in each round,  often rushing in a minute after the game had started.
Matthew Clarke leads the Major event with 4/4 ahead of Martin Barakat, Sterling Bayaca, and Angelo Tsagarakis. Dashiell Young, Alex Poyiatzis, and Lachlan Lee share first place in the Minor with 4/4.
The first round today starts at 9:30am and coverage of the top boards can be found at

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