Sunday, 21 February 2016

IM Junta Ikeda wins 2016 ACT Championship

IM Junta Ikeda has won the 2016 ACT Championship, with an almost perfect 8.5/9. After drawing with Victor Braguine in round 2, Ikeda reeled of 7 straight wins to finish 1.5 ahead of IM Andrew Brown in second place. Brown had been chasing Ikeda through the second half of the event, but a loss to third seed Andrey Bliznyuk left brown stuck on 7 points, and allowed Bliznyuk to take outright third on 6.5.
In the other rating categories, Tim Pearce and Albert Winkelman shared the Under 1700 (ACF) rating prize, while James Sheehan performed well above his pre tournament seeding to win the Under 1000 prize. Josh Walker continued his successful return to chess, winning the prize for highest scoreing FIDE unrated player.
Final tournament results are here, and you can also download the complete set of games from the tournament from the same page.

Ikeda,Junta (2393) - Chibnall,Alana (1884)
2016 ACT Championship Canberra (9.1), 21.02.2016

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