Saturday 8 April 2023

2023 O2C Doeberl Cup - Day 2

 After 2 days of play in the 2023 O2C Doeberl Cup Premier, two Australian IM's share the lead. Former winner James Morris, and Queensland IM Brodie McClymont are the only players on 4/4. Morris had a good win of local FM Fred Litchfield, while McClymont defeated GM Samy Shoker in the evening round. All 4 GM's in the event have dropped at least half a point, with GM Melkumyan and GM Kuybokarov on 3.5, Shoker on 3 and GM Daniel Fernandez on 2.5. 

Dqy 2 saw the start of all the other events, with a record field of 403 players entering over the 5 sections. As only 2 rounds have been played in these tournaments (3 in the Under 1200), leaders in the 80+ player fields are many and varied. 

Tonight also sees the very popular Kinford Consulting Blitz event, which usually attracts a very large field. This year sees an increase in the prize fund ($500 1st prize), so it may also see some of the titles players having a go. Entry for this event is taken at the venue so turn after 6pm if you wish to enter. The evnt runs for 9 rounds and starts at 730pm.


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