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Saturday, March 26, 2011

European Chess Championship R4: Potkin, Savchenko in joint lead with perfect score

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Hello everyone,

The 12th European Individual Chess Championship for Men is being held from March 21 till April 3rd, 2011 in Aix les Bain, France. The thermal city is in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

After four rounds, Vladimir Potkin and Boris Savchenko are the only two players left with a 100% score. Judit Polgar is one of the 19 players on 3.5 points while top seed Peter Svidler has half a point less as he was held to a draw by two IMs.

The Championship is a Swiss system of 11 rounds. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves and then 30 minutes to finish the game, plus 30 seconds per move starting with the first move. The games start every day at 15:00 CET (live here) while Tuesday, March 29th is a rest day.

You can access the official website here.

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