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There are three Grandmasters in joint lead at the Las Vegas Chess International 2013 after five rounds: Filipino Grandmaster (GM) Wesley So defeated Georgian GM Tamaz Gelasvili to share the lead after five rounds in the 2013 Las Vegas International Chess Festival at the Riviera Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas. So hiked his total to 4.5 points, the same output of GM Alejandro Ramirez of Costa Rica, and GM Manuel Leon Hoyos of Mexico.Ramirez defeated GM Ruben Felgaer of Argentina, while Hoyos subdued defending champion GM Aleksandr Lenderman of the United States. Another Filipino entry, GM Enrico Sevillano, defeated American GM Conrad Holt to earn 4.0 points.
Sevillano is now in a six-way tie for fourth place along with Gelashvili and GMs Ray Robson of the US, Jaan Ehlvest of Estonia, Varuzhan Akobian of Armenia and Victor Mikhalevski of Israel. (Marlon Bernardino)
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