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The 2nd round of the Autumn Cup was on April 30th, a few more upsets this time as players’ ratings got closer togeather
Autumn Cup 2018 R2 PGN by Tim Ha
The majority of the games went with rating or were fairly quiet.
Allen Fan vs Ben Hague – Neither player gained much ground and they swapped to a drawn endgame.
Bruce Watson vs John Duneas – Same as the game above.
Nathan Goodhue vs Daniel Gong – White got one of those cramped positions that he favors and eventually Black slipped up to allow White gain a lead.
Nathan Goodhue beat Daniel Gong
Allen Fan drew with Ben Hague
Rodney Li drew with Virginia Milne
John Duneas drew with Bruce Watson.
4 players were on 2 points after 2 rounds: Michael Steadman, Leo Zhang, Nathan Goodhue and Paul Garbett.
Only a few upsets.
Vincent Cai drew with Erica Hu
Kendrick Zhang beat Philip Te Whata
5 players are on 2 points: Ying Wang, Hugh Gao, Kendrick Zhang, Jacob Barry and Abraham Deng.