Round 1: Tang vs Javier – Bukh vs Tianyu

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Curtis Tang

In these first-round games, very strong players make short work of their weaker opponents. Curtis Tang 6D (US) needed just 100 moves to force a resignation from 4-kyu John Erickson Javier (Phillipines), while Alexandr Bukh 5k (Kazakhstan) didn’t last much longer against Bill Tianyu Lin 7D (Canada), resigning after 103 moves.

In his game commentaries, Michael Redmond 9P shows how the games were actually over much earlier.

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Tang vs Javier
Bukh vs Tianyu

Commentaries transcribed by Chris Garlock

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