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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Congress 2011 - Short, Nadezhda in joint lead after four rounds

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Victoria Cmilyte and Nadezhda Kosintseva

Hi everyone,

The news from the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2011 is that Nigel Short and Nadezhda Kosintseva are leading with a perfect score of 4.0 in four rounds. In fact, there was a four-way lead up to Round 3. But Nigel Short beat Deep Sengupta and Nadezhda Kosintseva beat Victoria Cmilyte. The two leaders would now face each other in the fifth round. Meanwhile, Vassily Ivanchuk also won a nice Rook-sac game against Viktor Erdos.

Here are the top standings after Round 4.

Rk.NameFEDRtgPts. TB1 
1GMShort Nigel DENG26584.03308
2IMKosintseva NadezhdaRUS25524.03231
3GMRapport RichardHUN25313.52914
4GMIvanchuk VassilyUKR27643.52873
5GMFridman DanielGER26553.52846
6GMKotronias VasiliosGRE25993.52749
7GMKorchnoi ViktorSUI25443.02772
8GMSengupta DeepIND25303.02748
9GMSasikiran KrishnanIND26903.02737
10GMFelgaer RubenARG25853.02728
11GMZhu ChenQAT24953.02723
12GMCmilyte ViktorijaLTU25263.02722
13GMAdams MichaelENG27233.02709
14GMBuhmann RainerGER25723.02706
15GMKulaots KaidoEST25773.02683
16GMRoiz MichaelISR26493.02678
17GMHarikrishna PentalaIND26673.02674
18GMAkobian VaruzhanUSA26183.02666
19GMSandipan ChandaIND26413.02662
20GMLafuente PabloARG25513.02635
21GMGopal Geetha NarayananIND25973.02634
IMKrush IrinaUSA24833.02634
23GMCaruana FabianoITA27213.02633
24GMGeorgiev KirilBUL26693.02616
GMKacheishvili GiorgiGEO25853.02616
26GMKosintseva TatianaRUS25703.02568
27IMZatonskih AnnaUSA24933.02564
28GMIkonnikov VyacheslavRUS25803.02555
29GMKanep MeelisEST25313.02551
30GMMikhalevski VictorISR25793.02524
31Vaarala EricSWE21523.02508
32GMLemos DamianARG25533.02463
33GMRobson RayUSA25323.02446

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