Monday 18 April 2022

2022 O2C Doeberl Cup - Day 4

 The 2020 O2C Doeberl Cup is set for an exciting finish, with the top 2 seeds GM Hrant Melkumyn and GM Temur Kuybokarov sharing the lead on 6.5/8. Recovering from a round 2 loss to FM Albert Winkelman, Kuybokarov has scored 5.5/6 to catch Melkumyan, who conceded draws to Kuybokarov, GM Daniel Fernandez, and GM Bobby Cheng. Half a point behind is Fernandez, while on 5.5 are Cheng, IM Rishi Sardana, FM Jack Puccini, IM Gary Lane, IM Igor Bjelobrk, and Fred Litchfield. Fernandez v Kuybokarov is the top board pairing with Bjelobrk playing Melkumyan on board 2. 

In the Major (Under 2000) Mars Qi leads with 6/6. However Fergus Chiverton could tie for first if he wins their top board clash in round 7. In the Minor unrated Shivan Pant leads on 6/6, but is up against Mark Stokes (5.5) in the final round. Picking a winner here is complicated by the fact that form guide for both players is a little sketchy.

Final round action beis at 9:30am and results plus links to the games can be found at

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