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Bastia: 8th round

Hrant Melkumyan
In the eighth round the top five boards all finished with hard-fought draws. The same three players, Ivan Cheparinov, Krishnan Sasikiran and Hrant Melkumyan, retain the lead and are assured of going into the knock-out phase which starts later tomorrow.

The eighth round summary:

Table Points White Rating Results Black Rating Points
1 [6] CHEPARINOV Ivan 2650 1/2 SASIKIRAN Krishnan 2689 [6]
2 [6] MELKUMYAN Hrant 2619 1/2 BARON Tal 2505 [5,5]
3 [5,5] JONES Gawain C B 2624 1/2 TREGUBOV Pavel V. 2602 [5]
4 [5] FRESSINET Laurent 2696 1/2 MULLON Jean-Baptiste 2379 [5]
5 [5] MAMEDOV Rauf 2660 1/2 JUDKOVSKY Yair 2329 [5]
6 [5] DEBRAY Christopher 2402 0-1 GRIGORYAN Avetik 2614 [5]
7 [5] DURARBEYLI Vasif 2526 1-0 COLEMAN Teddy 2312 [5]
8 [5] ARNOLD Marc T 2505 1-0 BAGHDASARYAN Vahe 2362 [5]
9 [5] BATTAGLINI Gabriel 2452 1-0 PICARD Remi 2054 [5]
10 [5] MASSONI Michael 2304 1-0 BEDOUIN Xavier 2406 [5]
11 [4,5] IVANOV Stojan Emilov 2221 1/2 SULAVA Nenad 2540 [4,5]
12 [4,5] MAMEDJAROVA Turkan 2277 1/2 FLEAR Glenn C 2471 [4,5]
13 [4,5] PESOTSKYI Vitalii 2268 1-0 DEMUTH Adrien 2440 [4,5]
14 [4,5] DUPORT Nicolas 2220 0-1 DIMITROV Radoslav 2424 [4,5]
15 [4,5] SHACHAR Ehud 2355 1-0 STOERI Simon 2150 [4,5]
16 [4,5] DIMITROV Pavel 2353 1/2 GIUA Frederic 2193 [4,5]
17 [4,5] GIROYAN Gary 2318 1-0 PERRUSSET Barbara 1873 [4,5]
18 [4,5] KIRK Ezra 2122 1-0 MAMEDJAROVA Zeinab 2314 [4,5]
19 [4,5] INANTS Aghasi 2288 1-0 SKOUVAKLIS Alexis 2072 [4,5]
20 [4,5] LOEWE Lennard 2077 0-1 BERTHELOT Yannick 2286 [4,5]

Official site: http://www.opencorsica.com/

See also the French Federation site:

http://www.echecs.asso.fr/

Live games: http://www.echecs.asso.fr/Toma.aspx?Tournoi=Corsican%20Circuit


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