Friday, 29 June 2018

Summer Holiday

Australian IM Junta Ikeda is once again enjoying a summer chess holiday in Europe (NB He is not unique in doing this, as fellow Canberra player's Victor Braguine and Albert Winkelman are doing the same thing).
His first event was the Teplice Open in the Czech Republic, and while he did not collect a GM norm, it was still a good start for him. After 7 rounds he was 5.5 points, but losses in the last two rounds left him in a tie for 31st (along with Winkelman). However he did collect the scalps of a number of highly rated opponents, including this win over GM Karen Movsziszian.

Ikeda,J (2420) - Movsziszian,K (2527) [E63]
13th Teplice Open 2018 Teplice CZE (7.10), 22.06.2018

1 comment:

Graham Clayton said...

A hard fought win. Interesting to note that after White's first move with his Queen was to to a white square (14. Qa4}, all of the other Queen moves in the game were to dark squares.