Sunday, 7 March 2010

2010 ACT Championship - Ikeda leads with 1 round to go

Junta Ikeda is the leader going into the final round of the 2010 ACT Championships. He and second place holder Andrey Bliznyuk are the only 2 players who can win the title, with third placed Ian Rout and Adrian De Noskowski a point and a half behind Ikeda.
Today saw the leaders play some particularly tough games with Ikeda salvaging an interesting draw against Rout (see below) before defeating second seed Yi Yuan in the days second game. Bliznyuk won both his games, the second being a theoretical double rook ending with only an extra rook pawn on the board.
The final round is being played tomorrow, with Ikeda needing only a draw for a share of the title.

Rout,Ian (1868) - Ikeda,Junta (2336) [B40]

2010 ACT Championship Canberra (7.1), 07.03.2010

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 b6 4.Bg2 Bb7 5.Nc3 d6 6.0-0 Nf6 7.Re1 e5 8.d3 g6 9.Nd2 h5 10.Nc4 h4 11.Bg5 Bc6 12.Ne3 h3 13.Bh1 Be7 14.Rf1 Nxe4 15.Nxe4 Bxg5 16.Nxg5 Qxg5 17.Nd5 Kd8 18.c4 Nd7 19.f4 exf4 20.Rxf4 Ne5 21.Qf1 f5 22.Re1 Rc8 23.b4 Bxd5 24.Bxd5 Rf8 25.bxc5 bxc5 26.Rd1 Qf6 27.Be4 Ke7 28.Rb1 Rc7 29.Re1 Rcc8 30.Rb1 Rb8 31.Bd5 Qh8 32.Rh4 Rxb1 33.Qxb1 Rb8 34.Qf1 Qg7 35.Qxh3 Rb1+ 36.Kg2 Rb2+ 37.Kf1 Rb1+ 38.Ke2 Rb2+ 39.Kd1 Rb1+ 40.Kc2 Rb2+ 41.Kd1 Nxd3 42.Rh7 Nf2+ 43.Kc1 Nd3+ 44.Kd1 ½-½

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