Friday 2 April 2021

2021 O2C Doeberl Cup - Day 1

 The 2021 O2C Doeberl Cup saw action in the Premier on the first day, with most of the top seeds surviving some tough games. GM's Cheng, Tan, Kuybokarov, Melkumyan, and Johansen reached 2/2, as did IM Junta Ikeda. GM Daniel Fernandez drew with Jeremy O'Carrol in the 2nd round, while GM Anton Smirnov had to take a half point bye in round 1 due to University commitments.

One of the early surprises of the tournament was Sally Yu, who defeated Jesse Jaeger in round 1, and then drew with IM Ari Dale in round 2. She and O'Carrol are the best placed of the lower seeded players, but face some tough competition tomorrow.

Day 2 of the 2021 O2C Doeberl Cup begins tomorrow at 1pm, with the Major, Minor and Under 1200 event starting. Assuming everyone manages to make it to the venue (including the Queensland contingent) there should be 335 players sitting down to play, which I believe is a record for an Open Australian event.

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