Saturday, October 21, 2006

Ly on Spectacular Start

The Essent chess tournament began last night and, of the four Australians playing, Queenslander Moulthun Ly had the most spectacular beginning. Playing the black side, Ly defeated grandmaster Vyacheslav Innkonikov of Russia.

GM Ian Rogers defeated Richard Vedder while IM David Smerdon settled for a draw with 2184-rated Ben Ahlers. FM Manuel Weeks, the Australian Men's Olympiad team captain, went down to GM Jan Smeets.


Anonymous said...

Go Moulthun!...better luck next time Smerdon.

Milan Lee said...

Peter Doggers is playing there and he has some nice photos of Ly and Weeks