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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Edmonton Chess Festival: Cuban GM Lazaro Bruzón in Lead

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With three wins in as many rounds, Cuban GM Lazaro Bruzon is the sole leader at the Edmonton Chess Festival in Canada. He beat local talent Richard Wang in the third round to surge ahead. Bruzon, Wang and Cuban Rodney Perez were with perfect scores so far. The system at the event is the 3-1-0 system. Bruzon has 9 and Perez is in second place with 7 points. Perez drew with black pieces with local player Dale Haessel in the third round.
Also playing well at the event are Israeli Victor Mikhalevski and Canadians Eric Hansen and Edward Porper. Mikhalevski beat former world title challenger Nigel Short, while Hansen and Porper beat their compatriots Robert Gardner and Maxin Doroshenko respectively. The line-up for the fourth round is Bruzón-Perez, Short-Wang, Hansel-Haessel, Porper-Gardner and Mikhalevski-Doroshenko.

Standings after three rounds: Bruzón (9 points), Perez (7), Wang (6), Mikhalevski (5) Porper (4), Hansen (4) Short (3), Doroshenko (3), Haessel (1 ) and Gardner (0).

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