Draw for the Round of 32 – 15th KPMC
The draw for the round of 32 at the KPMC was made this morning. Both NZ and Australia have tough opponents in their first game. Perhaps Rie of Australia has the tougher opponent in the form of Ma (7D) of China while Chahine has one of Europe’s strongest players, Nikola Mitic (7D) of Serbia. Good luck Chahine!
Group A games (the top half of the draw) will be played on August 15th and the group B games are scheduled for August 16th. Games will start at 8pm NZST.
Players in the 5kyu - 3dan range may find good value in this commentary on one of the games from qualification round 3. YeonWoo (P1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KZwkH9BYDU provides a great analysis of the game between Chahine’s previous two opponents in which “Hulk” Edisson Albuja (2D) of Uruguay, threatened to overwhelm Alfonzo Caro (3D) from Equador but failed to take the safe road to victory and paid the price.