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May 29th, 2007

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Victor wins third match, up against tourney leader next

After a 3rd round victory against Venezuela’s 1-kyu Eric Pacheco, Victor is just back into the top half of the field, at 34th. Next he is up against the US representative and current tournament leader, 9th seed Zhiyuan “Andy” Liu – the 4th round is scheduled for this afternoon. Andy is a 16-year old high school student from New York, and is entered in the tournament as a 6 dan.

The third round was all in all a good one for Africa, with Madagascar and Morocco, the other 2 nations from Africa participating both recording wins as well. Morocco’s Hatime Araki (1d) scored his first victory against Ecuador’s Oswaldo Moreano (1d) (who beat SA’s Leander Gaum in last year’s Korean Prime Minister’s Cup), and Madagascar’s Mamy Rakotoarisoa (1d) bt the Indian representative Mandish Singh (1d). Hatime’s game is available on the tournament’s kifu page:

The top 6 seeds are still all unbeaten, while the 8th seed, Hong Kong suffered his first loss against China this round.

This round saw 7 games going against the tournament seeding. 5 saw results going against rank, and 3 of those were more than one rank apart. First, the representative for Cyprus, a 4-kyu, will be pleased at getting a dan-level scalp: he defeated the Bosnia-Herzegovina representative, a shodan. In the low-dan’s there were two instances of a 2-dan defeating a 4-dan: the Swiss representative upset the Thai representative, and the Finn rookie Otso Ilmari Alanko will be pleased at a win over Belgian third-timer Jan Bogaerts. (Of course, Victor beat the Bosnian representative in the second round, so his upset loss will further penalize Victor’s SOS).

The next round is the first major round of Western elite vs Oriental clashes: among the undefeated players, the next round comprises: Korea vs Romania’s Cristian Pop, Taiwan vs Argentina’s Fernando Aguilar, Japan vs the Czech Ondrej Silt, and China vs Canada’s Jing Yang. I think among these Western players, my money would have to be on Fernando to cause an upset.

Posted by Steve in Tournaments

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