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Bacrot on target

Lazaro Bruzon
Etienne Bacrot was the only winner in the fifth round of the Poikovsky tournament in Siberia, Russia. He won the exchange with a neat trick, but still had to work long and hard to break down Fabiano Caruana's resistance in a technically complex pseudo-endgame. Bacrot now replaces the Italian No.1 in the leading group.

Five players from ten still haven't won a game: Rublevsky, Onischuk, Jakovenko, Motylev and Bruzon.

Here is a summary of the fifth round results:

White Rating Results Black Rating
Sergey Rublevsky 2681 ½-½ Victor Laznicka  2701
Etienne Bacrot 2705 1-0 Fabiano Caruana 2712
Sergey Karjakin 2772 ½-½ Lazaro Bruzon Batista 2682
Zahar Efimenko 2703 ½-½ Dmitry Jakovenko 2716
Alexander Motylev 2690 ½-½ Alexander Onischuk 2669

The tournament situation after five rounds:

Rank Name Age Country Rating World rank Points
1-3 Sergey Karjakin   21 RUS 2772 5 3
1-3 Etienne Bacrot 28 FRA 2705 43 3
1-3 Zahar Efimenko  26 UKR 2703 46 3
4-7 Fabiano Caruana 19 ITA 2712  32
4-7 Viktor Laznicka 23 CZE 2701 47
4-7 Sergei Rublevsky 36 RUS 2681 63
4-7 Alexander Onischuk 36 USA 2669 76
8-10 Dmitry Jakovenko 28 RUS 2716 27 2
8-10 Alexander Motylev  32 RUS 2690 54 2
8-10 Lazaro Bruzon Batista 29 CUB 2682 62 2

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