Wednesday 17 April 2019

2019 O2C Doeberl Cup - Getting ready

The 2019 O2C Doeberl Cup is only a couple of days away, and everything is almost read for a long weekend of chess. With 1 day to go before entries close, there are 245 players registered, a small increase over last year. Numbers are up across all events, except for the Premier, which has only 51 players entered so far.
Armenian GM Hrant Melkumyan is the top seed, with Australian GM Anton Smirnov seeded second. Third seed is GM Deep Sengupta (IND), who has just finished equal first in the 2019 Bangkok Open.
If you wish to watch the action in person, the venue is the Southern Cross Club in Woden, ACT. The venue is quite large so spectators will have the opportunity to see all the action up close. GM Ian Rogers will also be doing live coverage of the tournament at the venue. This normally starts about an hour after the round begins, and runs until the top games for the round have been completed.
The tournament will also be broadcasting the top board games via Chess24. Visit the for all the links to the coverage, as well as results and information about round times etc.

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