Universiade Chess Event: Seven Leaders after Four Rounds
The 27th Summer Universiade event is taking place on July 6-17 2013 in Kazan, Russia. Once again, chess has been included among the 27 sports that will be featured. The strong tournament features players from 37 different countries. Among them, we can find 24 GMs and 19 IMs. Three members of the 2700-club are in the lineup: Dmitry Andreikin, Evgeny Alekseev and Wesley So.
The biggest surprise in the leading pack is Georgian IM Gaioz Nigalidze, who arrived only as the 26th seeded player with an Elo rating of 2498. He has already defeated two GMs with an Elo over 2600. Favorites Andreikin and Alekseev are lagging with only 2.5 points. (Chessdom.com)
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