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Monday, May 30, 2011

Three-way lead for German National Chess Championship 2011

Top seed Jan Gustafsson
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Hello everyone,

The German Chess Championships 2011 is mid-way. Being held in Bonn, it is based on a nine-round Swiss event with 34 players taking part it takes place from May 26 to June 3. This year's championship is the 20th since the separate East and West German championships were combined following the re-unification of the country in 1990. Top seed is Jan Gustafsson (Elo 2646) is in a three-way tie for the lead with Igor Khenkin and Oswald Gschnitzer. All of them have a perfect score of 3/3.

There is also a separate 16-player women's championship with Heike Vogel in sole lead on 3/3. The official website for the championships can be found here

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