Wednesday 23 April 2014

Nice picture, nice game

Although Garry Kasparov was the main attraction for the crowds at the 2014 O2C Doeberl Cup. it was local FM Junta Ikeda who had the big photo in the Canberra Times (print version). Certainly the coverage of Ikeda's tournament was deserved, as he was playing on the top board in the final round, and had already secured his third IM norm with a draw in the previous round. Along the way he won a number of nice games (as well as one by 'mobile phone'). His win over IM Russell Dive was particularly striking, and was finished with a clever queen sacrifice.
The online version of the Canberra Times article is here, featuring both Kasparov and Ikeda.

Ikeda,Junta - Dive,Russell [A06]
2014 O2C Doeberl Cup Canberra, Australia (6.5), 19.04.2014

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a pathetic angry little man! Mr Kasparov may have been the world champion at this board game but his views on politics are ill informed and completely one sided. If he wants to comment on a corrupt regime look no further than the USA and Israel.