Monday, January 14, 2013

WGM Irene Sukandar to Score Best Woman in Australia Open 2013

Australia Chess Open held in 2 January - 13 January 2013 at Norths Chess club, 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray NSW. The tournament won by Bobby Chen who scored 9.5/11. The news for Indonesian chess fans is, WGM Irene K. Sukandar score the Best Woman with 8/11. This making her also received the prize winner as shared third position. The complete list of prize winner is here.

2013 Australian Open Champion: Bobby Cheng
=2nd: Max Illingworth, Zong-Yuan Zhao, Moulthun Ly
=5th Irine Sukandar, Greg Canfell
=7th: Igor Khenkin, Darryl Johansen, Yita Choong, Trevor Tao, Otgonjargal Sengeravdan

Best Junior: Bobby Cheng
Best Woman: Irine Sukandar
Best Senior: Ilija Ilic

In the last round Irene defeated GM Igor Khenkin with Queen Indian variation, after the exchange she emerged as the better side with pieces advantage. Holding black side, Irene force a bishop vs rook endgame and duly won the final exchange. The game:

WGM Irene K.Sukandar mengantongi angka 8 dari 11 ronde di kejuaran Australia Open / Terbuka. Dengan hasil ini Irene meraih peringkat ketiga bersama, sekaligus mendapat hadiah sebagai Wanita terbaik di ajang tersebut. Di partai terakhir Irene mengalahkan Grandmaster Igor Khenkin dalam permainan Ratu India. Partai tersebut dapat dilihat melalui viewer di atas.

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