Sunday, 27 July 2014

2014 ANU Open - Day 2

After 7 tough rounds, the 2014 ANU Open ended in a tie between FM Endre Ambrus and IM Andrew Brown. Brown had lead the tournament with 4/4 after the first day, but a loss to CM Jonas Muller in round 5 suddenly opened up the tournament. However Ambrus almost knocked himself out of contention in the same round, dropping an exchange against Wenlin Yin in an ending. But in a still tricky position, Yin failed to find a clear path to victory and actually lost on time.
Ambrus then overcame Muller in round 6, before overcoming some determined resistance from Alana Chibnall in the final round to finish on 6/7. Brown reached the same score by beating Michael Kethro and Clive Ng. Muller finished in outright 3rd on 5/7.
Dillon Hathiramani continued his good run in Under 1600 events by finishing outright first in the Minor. He drew with joint leader Kayleigh Smith in round 5, beat Mitchell Jones in round 6, before a quick last round draw with Bazli Karattiyattil in the final round left him with 6/7. Karattiyattil shared second place with MV Shasthry on 5.5
Full standings and replayable games from the Open are here. Results from the Minor are here. (NB I am having difficulty with how Vega handles the links to pgn files, but if you want to download the games, chop one of the repeated ANUOpen2014 strings in your browsers address bar)

Muller,Jonas (2131) - Brown,Andrew (2336)
2014 ANU Open Canberra AUS (5.1), 27.07.2014

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