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Organisers: Melbourne Chess Club, Australian Chess Federation, Asian Chess Federation
Round 6Round 6 saw 3 wins and 2 draws but not easy draws but fighting draws which is good for chess. With top seed and visiting WGM from Russia, Julia Ryjanova leading the tournament on 5.5/6, and Heather Richards in clear second on 4 points. The race is now on for second spot. Will Heather take clear second or will she be stopped? Could we see a slip up from Julia at the top in the next 3 rounds.
Round 7Round 7 saw 5 victories which was the first for the tournament. Victories went to Stangl, Richards, Vahtra, Ryjanova and Brokko. The game of the round I think was the Stones v Ryjanova as Stones had a good chance to upset the top seed by almost providing checkmate.
Round 8Round 8 has seen a tournament victory already with top seed and visiting WGM Julia Ryjanova winning the event with a round to spare. Congratulations on winning the event with a round to spare. The race is now on for second and third places. Round 9 looks to be exciting and let the battles begin for the final places.
GalleryYou can find all photos of the event at the following page on facebook.
Standings after round 8
|2||Richards, Heather S||6||19.25|
|4||Stangl, Anita, Dr.||4.5||11.5|
|7||Guo, Zhi Lin||3.5||11.25|
|10||Quek, Shi Ning Kristine||1||3.75|