30è open de Cappelle-la-Grande - Summary of round 8
The finish line is near, each full point is decisive now. In the leaders group, only the "unavoidable" Vovk wins and takes the sole lead of the tournament.
His Dutch opening has once again been decisive and Miezis' system did not hold on. Obviously Chess Anyone chose to analyze this top encounter.
Bachmann and Ganguly drew their not so exciting game.
Azarov, is coming back from a difficult beginning (3 draws in the first 4 rounds ) and wins for the fourth time in a row against Kveinis (2530) in a wild taimanov opening and is now a contender to the final victory !
Today the matches are, Vovk(7) -Bachmann(6,5) and Ganguly(6,5)-Azarov(6,5), the winner of the tournament is there !
21 players follow with 6/8 points that must fight for the places of honor, including 3 french players :
Lagarde (who benefited from a nice pairing !) Chabanon, who defeated Danin (2606 !), and the very surprising Le Goff (hardly 2224) who beated his 2nd GM in the tournament. Sadly for him, the IM norm seems unlikely since he had been paired against players too weak before.
Still a french player, Sylvia Collas continues her extraordinary tournament (draw against Dgebuaze, performance at 2521).
Congratulations to Pavel Martynov (FM) who achieves a GM norm one round before the end, and to Daulyte Demyante (WGM) who achieves an IM norm also one round before the end.
- Round 8- Miezis, N. (2548) - Vovk, A. (2605), A26, 0-1, GMI Yannick Gozzoli