Sunday 21 February 2016

2016 ACT Championship - Day 4

The second of the 2016 ACT Championship saw tournament favourites IM Junta Ikeda and IM Andrew Brown extend their leads over the rest of the field.   Junta Ikeda beat Fred Litchfield and Andrey Bliznyuk, whie Andrew Brown had a couple of long games against Alana Chibnall and Wenlin Yin. The round 6 games ran even longer than expected as their was a 45 minute break caused by a fire alarm at the venue.
Battling it out for the minor places are Fred Litchfield, who bounced back with a win in round 7, and Willis Lo. However both are up against the leaders in tomorrow mornings round, giving a couple of other players the chance to catch up.
Further down a number of players are still performing well above their seedings, including Tim Pearce, Matt Radisich and Athena Hathiramani. The final two rounds take place tomorrow, at Campbell High School, Trealor Crescent. The first round starts at 10:30 am, with the final round starting at 2:30 pm.
Results and games can be found here.

Pearce,Tim (1716) - Winkelman,Albert (1751)
2016 ACT Championship Canberra (6.6), 20.02.2016


Graham Clayton said...
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Graham Clayton said...

Once White got his knight onto f6 I thought that Black was in trouble, and even sacrificing the exchange to get rid of it couldn't save his position.