Sunday 28 July 2013

2013 ANU Open - Brown cruises to victory

Having finished the first day of the 2013 ANU Open on 4/4, top seed IM Andrew Brown wrapped up the even, scoring a further 2.5/3. In rounds 5&6 he defeated Donato Mallari and FM Endre Ambrus, before drawing with WIM Emma Guo in the final round. FM Luis Sanchez finished outright second with 5.5, while Mallari and Ambrus tied for third on 5.
Five players were tied for first in the Under 1600 event at the end of the first day, but Nick Beare emerged as the outright winner after an exciting last couple of rounds. Going into the final round Beare shared the lead with Jo Mason, but she was beaten by Victor Kamenski, while Beare overcame Shanon Vuglar in a tactical game.
Both tournaments turned out to be very tough, with the Open tournament only having 1 player rated below the cutoff, meaning there was very little "tail" in the open. This also meant that the top of the Under 1600 was also full of strong players, as the main contenders chose not to play "up".
Full results from both events can be found here, at the ANU Chess Club page.

Mallari,Donato - Brown,Andrew
2013 ANU Open Canberra (5.1), 28.07.2013

1 comment:

Celsa said...

This is fantastic!