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Monday, April 15, 2013

Dubai Chess Open R8: GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov Leads

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Hi everyone,

Russian Grandmaster Aleksandr Rakhmanov assumed the lead in the 15th Dubai Open Chess Championship after beating GM Viktor Laznicka with black pieces in round 8. Rakhmanov is holding 7 points and is paired to play white with GM Yuriy Kuzubov in the final round. Five players are just half-a-point adrift of the leader.

Round 9 top pairings:GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr 2591 – GM Kuzubov Yuriy 2619
GM Istratescu Andrei 2648 – GM Volkov Sergey 2593
WGM Ju Wenjun 2521 – GM Michalik Peter 2535
GM Akopian Vladimir 2704 – GM Gupta Abhijeet 2591
GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2530 – GM Laznicka Viktor 2674
GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2668 – GM Lalith Babu M.R. 2565
GM Sargissian Gabriel 2666 – GM Oleksienko Mikhailo 2554
GM Adhiban B. 2555 – GM Sokolov Ivan 2643
IM Debashis Das 2477 – GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2623
GM Ehlvest Jaan 2611 – GM Grover Sahaj 2467

Here is the Round 8 video by Vijay Kumar/Chessdom:

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