Day 2 of the ANZAC Weekender was a dramatic one at MCC.
Round 3 saw the top boards go mostly according to rating, although Ari Dale managed to beat Justin Penrose in a game that on paper was fairly evenly matched. Jason Chew beat the higher rated John Wildes, while Will Bakanursky's attack managed to crash through and defeat Gary Bekker. Linden Lyons held Jimmy Ying to a draw, while Luis Chan & Tanya Krstevska had wins against higher rated opponents.
Round 4 saw the two top seeds meet, with Justin Tan prevailing in an upset to take the sole lead of the tournament on 4/4. Max Chew Lee had another quick draw, this time against Jack Puccini, while Ari Dale beat John Dowling to be in second place on 3.5/4. Jason Chew continued his giant-killing start to the event with a win over David Beaumont, while Tanya Kolak had a good win over John Wildes in the last game to finish at night. Marc Grech almost managed to hold Gary Bekker to a draw, but misplayed the pawn ending & eventually lost.
As usual, the results are available on Chesschat.
Round 5 is to be played on Tuesday night ... with Ari Dale playing Justin Tan on top board for the lead in the tournament.