GM Max Illingworth and IM Anton Smirnov lead 2017 NSW Open

Sunday, June 11, 2017
GM Max Illingworth and IM Anton Smirnov lead 2017 NSW Open

GM Max Illingworth and IM Anton Smirnov lead the 2017 NSW Open at the half way mark, having scored four wins from four games. They lead a group of 5 players on 3.5, which includes GM Zong Yuan Zhao and IM Andrew Brown. Brown and Zhao met on the top board in round 4, and played an exciting draw.

Round 5 sees Smirov and Illingworth meet on board 1, with a win for either player leaving them well placed to take first prize.

The Minor tournament (Under 1600) has 3 players sharing the lead on 4/4. They are top seed Mike Canfell, Frank Jia, and Jigando Balan from India.

Results and live coverage of the tournament can be found at http://nswopen.nswca.org.au

 

 

Illingworth,GM Max - O'Chee,FM Kevin [A65]

2017 NSW Open (4.2), 11.06.2017

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