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Friday, January 17, 2014

IM Max Illingworth is Australia Chess Champion 2014

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

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The 2014 Australian Chess Championships were held at Springvale Town Hall, Springvale, Victoria from 2nd to 11th January 2014. The Australian Chess Championship is the most prestigious event on the Australian Chess calendar, which features many of the country’s strongest competitors, striving for the title of national champion.

Australia 2014 Chess Champion IM Max Illingworth

The 2014 Championships included four different events: Australian Championship, Reserves, Challengers and Blitz Championships with over 190 entrants. The total prize fund was over $13,000. The event attracted over 190 entrants and featured many of the country's strongest chess players, a GM from Russia and Vietnam and a WGM from Indonesia.

The main section had 42 participants. IM Max Illingworth emerged new national champion after concluding the event with 8,0/11 points.

Full standings on the official website along with lots of great photos.

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