Sunday 17 April 2022

2022 O2C Doeberl Cup - Day 3

 Day 3 of the 2022 O2C Doeberl Cup saw plenty of action, with the Premier, Major and Minor in full swing. The Under 1200 Tournament finished it's two day run, while the Saturday evening Kinnford Consulting Blitz attracted a record 136 players.

After 6 rounds of the Premier, 3 GM's share the lead on 5/6. GM Daniel Fernandez (ENG) beat GM Bobby Cheng (AUS) in Round 5, before drawing with FM Chris Wallis in Round 6. Cheng bounced back from his round 5 loss, beating FM Dusan Stojic in the next round to also move to 5. GM Hrant Melkumyan was the third player to finish the day tied for first, drawing with GM Temur Kuybokarov and then beating IM Gary Lane.

In the Major, there are 4 players tied for first, Mars Qi, Benjamin Leong, Jesse Zafirakos, and Lachlan Lee. In the Minor there is a 5 way tie for first, with top seed Fritz Van Der Waal being on of these players.

The Under 1200 tournament saw a tie for 1st between Joy Liu and Daniel Young on 5.5. Reyansh Ahuja finished in outright 3rd on 5, with a large group of players on 4.5.

FM Dusan Stojic won the Kinnford Consulting Blitz (and $250), scoring 8/9. There was a 3 way tie for 2nd, between Jack Rodgers, Lalit Prasad and Timothy Wee.

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