Sunday, 3 January 2010

2010 Australian Championship - Canberra players impress

I was planning to comment on the Australian Championship every few days or so, but the round 2 results mean that I will comment for a third day in a row. Having given the three ACT competitors a big plug for their 2.5/3 start yesterday, they did even better today, scoring 3/3.
Junta Ikeda defeated last years Australian Open winner IM Aleks Wohl in an interesting game. (When my son saw the pairings this morning he simply said "Junta will win"). Andrew Brown downed his second IM in row with a win over the defending Australian Champion, IM Stephen Solomon. And Yi Yuan moved up to 1.5/2 with a win over Laurence Matheson.
Challenging parings await all three tomorrow, with Ikeda up against GM Zong Yuan Zhao, Brown playing GM Darryl Johansen, and Yuan paired with IM Aleks Wohl.

Ikeda,Junta (2275) - Wohl,Aleksandar (2458) [A40]
Australian Championship NSLCC, Cammeray, NSW (2.3), 03.01.2010

1.c4 b6 2.Nf3 Bb7 3.d4 e6 4.a3 g6 5.d5 Bg7 6.Nc3 Ne7 7.e4 Na6 8.h4 h6 9.g3 Nc5 10.g4 d6 11.Be3 Qd7 12.Nd4 e5 13.Nde2 Qxg4 14.b4 Nxe4 15.Nxe4 Nxd5 16.cxd5 Qxe4 17.Ng3 Qxd5 18.Qxd5 Bxd5 19.Rg1 h5 20.Rc1 0-0-0 21.Ne2 Kb8 22.Bg5 f6 23.Be3 Bf7 24.f4 Bh6 25.Kf2 d5 26.fxe5 Bxe3+ 27.Kxe3 fxe5 28.Rg5 Rhe8 29.Bg2 Rd6 30.Kd2 Rf6 31.b5 Kc8 32.Rc6 Rd6 33.Nc3 Kd7 34.Bh3+ Be6 35.Rxd6+ cxd6 36.Bxe6+ Kxe6 37.Rxg6+ Kf5 38.Rg5+ Ke6 39.Rxh5 d4 40.Ne4 Rd8 41.Rh6+ Kd5 42.Kd3 (D) 1-0

1 comment:

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch World Cup 2010 - D4,i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.