Monday, October 15, 2012

Indonesia Open Championship - Round 7 Report

In round seven, China’s Yu Yangyi successfully held off the challenge of defending champion and countryman Li Chao to continue to lead the Indonesian Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2012 with six points.

Playing the black side of a Modern Benoni, Yu successfully countered Li’s attempts to complicate the position and had in fact seized the initiative by the time the draw was agreed.

Li Chao - Yu Yangyi
Li Chao – Yu Yangyi

Li and Lu Shanglei remain tied in second place half a point behind after the latter also successfully held off Vladislav Tkachiev but are joined by Avetik Grigoryan who won convincingly with the white pieces against Oleg Korneev.

Still in contention with five points and sharing fiifth place are Li, Tkachiev, Boris Chatalbashev and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, Wang Chen and Wei Yen after drawing each other, together with winners in Ivan Sokolov, Viorel Iordachescu, Surya Sekhar Ganguly and Xu Jun.

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