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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Universiade Chess: Avetik Grigoryan and Wang Hao lead Shenzhen, Irina Vasilevich sole leader of the women section

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Hi everyone, 

The latest chess news from the Universiade Shenzhen 2011 (Summer Games for University Students) from China is that After four rounds GM Avetik Grigoryan and GM Wang Haoare leaders of the men section with perfect score. They are closely followed by GM Andriasyan, GM Kravtsiv, and GM Li Chao.

In the women section sole leader with 4,0/4 is IM Irina Vasilevich, followed by IM Purtseladze, WGM Batchimeg, WGM Tan Zhongyi, WGM Batsiashvili, and WGM Huang Qian, all with 3,5/4. 

A total of 88 men and 68 women have been registered for the tournament that runs from August 15 to 21. Follow the daily live games here and here.

Marco Gahler

Ni Hua

Sopiko Guramishvili

Wang Yue

You can check the official website: for more details or find a nice report in English at
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