Remember to keep an eye on the New Zealand Chess Calendar for upcoming national events.
The 2021 NZ Chess Congress has just been announced. It will be in Palmerston North at the start of January 2021 and comprise 7 tournaments including the NZ Open Championship. An Entry form with details is online.
There are now just two players on 3 points. Allan Fan (who beat Bruce Watson in Round 3) and Alphaeus Ang.
The Black player was also the winner on the bottom 6 boards.
A Potential draw for round 4 is below.
Upsets in A Grade round 3
Allen Fan beat Bruce Watson
Lewis Jordan drew with Gordon Morell
Hugh Gao drew with Kenny Zhang
Fewer upsets on the top boards in B grade than A. There are 3 leaders Mike Steiner, Neil Sonnekus and Jacob Yuan on 3 points. 3 others are just back on 2.5 points.
Upsets in A Grade round 4
Sai Somearaju beat John McClory (986 point rating difference!)
Sophia Feng beat Liuz Filho
Anderson Chen beat Sylvia McDougall
Eden Oshri beat Ying Wang
Possible Draws for Round 4
This will change due to byes