Sunday, 13 March 2011

2011 ACT Championship - Day 4

Unlike the 2010 ACT Championship, where FM Junta Ikeda allowed his lead to be whittled away on day 4, the 2011 Championship has seen him do the opposite. Going into the 7th round with a 1 point lead, Ikeda won both of today's games, and extended his lead to 1.5 points. This of course means that with 1 round to play, he can't be caught, and therefore is the 2011 ACT Champion.
(IM) Andrew Brown moved into second place, also winning both of his games today. Tied for third are Daniel Abrahams, Wenlin Yin, Andrey Bliznyuk and Allen Setiabudi. While tomorrows top board game will be more for pride (and rating points), the next few boards will see players battling it out for the minor placing's (and prize money).
Results and games from this event can be found at the ANU Chess Club website.

Ikeda,Junta - Abrahams,Daniel [B40]
2011 ACT Championship (7.1), 13.03.2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 d6 6.0-0 7.Ng5 Be7 8.Nh3 Qc7 9.Qe2 Bf6 10.f4 Ne7 11.Na3 a6 12.c3 e5 13.g4 exf4 14.Nxf4 g6 15.Nd5 Bxd5 16.exd5 0-0 17.Bh6 Rfe8 18.Qf2 b5 (D)
19.g5 Nf5 20.gxf6 Nxf6 21.Bg5 Ng4 22.Qf3 Ne5 23.Qh3 c4 24.d4 Nd7 25.Rae1 Ng7 26.Nc2 f5 27.Nb4 Nh5 28.Nc6 Ndf6 29.Qh4 1-0

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