Oceania chess: Igor Bjelobrk, Irina Berezina win Open, Women's Sections
Ari Dale and Justin Tan, both Australians as well, finished in second and third places, respectively. First seed GM Johansen Darryl managed a fourth place. The women’s event was won by the favorite by rating, Australian IM Irina Berezina. She edged out WIM Emma Guo on tiebreaks after both of them obtained an impressive 8/9 score.
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