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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lublin Chess Memorial: GM Shirov in lead after four rounds

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Hello everybody,

Grandmaster Alexei Shirov is leading at the 3rd Lublin Union Chess Memorial at the half-way mark. The 3rd International Grandmasters' Tournament the Lublin Union Memorial is taking place from May 15-21 in Lublin, Poland. Eight Grandmasters play in the round-robin tournament with the average elo of 2680.

The Lublin Union Memorial events are organised for the purpose of promoting city's candidacy for the status of 2016 European Capital of Culture. GM Boris Grachev was the winner of the first Lublin tournament, while in the second tournament he shared the honours with GM Bartlomiej Macieja and GM Mateusz Bartel. After four rounds of play GM Alexei Shirov is already holding a convincing lead with 3.5 points, a full point ahead of the competition. You can access the official website for more details.

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