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Friday, August 31, 2012

Botvinnik Chess Memorial R6: Eight in Joint Lead!

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Hi everyone,

All that excitement and involvement with the Istanbul Chess Olympiad 2012 may have taken away some of the spotlight from other chess open tournaments. So, here's a nice report via Chessdom from the very interesting Botvinnik Chess Memorial 2012.

With a large field of 2600+ Grandmasters, the contest is pretty close after six rounds with GMs Alekseev, Areshchenko, Popov, Aleksandrov, Romanov, Bukavshin, Hovhannisyan and IM Demchenko all leading the field with 5,0/6.

They are closely followed by a large group of players with 4,5/6, among which are GMs Onischuk, Khairullin, Lysyj, Zvjaginsev, Khismatullin, Inarkiev, Khalifman, etc. GMs Timofeev, Tiviakov, Matlakov, Andriasian are trailing behind, but in a field of 237 players anything is possible to the end.

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