30th open de Cappelle-la-Grande - Highlights of round 7
There's not one but 4 leaders ex-aequo after this 7th round, the final sprint has started !
Ganguly Surya Shekar (2623) couldn't do better than a draw with white against the IGM Kharitonov Alexandr (2554) and got joined in the lead by three other players.
The IGM Vovk Andrey (2605) who defeated with white the belgian IGM Malakhatko Vadim (2547), the IGM Bachmann Axel (2575) who won against the IM Wan Yunguo (2504) with white also and the best operation of the day was for the IGM Miezis Normunds (2548) who won with black against the IGM Gupta Abhijeet (2630).
Following these four leaders with 6/7, ten players have 5.5/7 including the top seed, the chinese IGM Ding Liren (2717), of whom the game has been annotated (cf link at the bottom of this page).
The first french player is, for now, at the 33rd place, it's the IGM Abergel Thal (2426) with 5/7. As the IGM Lagarde Maxime (2514), the IGM Lazarev Vladimir (2422), the FM Migot Tangi (2379), the IGM Chabanon Jean-Luc (2479), the IM Bailet Pierre (2477), the FM Le Goff Damien (2224) and two other french players doing excellent performances so far : Roger Medhi (2173) who has a performance of 2342 and the young player Podvin Antoine (1692) with a rating performance of 2065 !! All of them at 5/7 also.
Tomorrow for the 8th round we'll have Bachmann – Ganguly at table 1 and Miezis – Vovk on table 2.
Woe to the vainquished !
- Round round 7 - Ding, L. (2717) - Martynov, P. (2352), D43, 1-0, IGM Yannick Gozzoli