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Two matches will go to Armageddon in Aeroflot Knockout

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The second leg of the Knockout tournament has arrived to its maximum climax. Two out of the eight matches remained tied after the two first games. Eduardo Iturrizaga will play against Sanan Sjugirov and  Ivan Bukashvin against Anton Korobov.

The other six players that already qualified for the Final tomorrow are Gata Kamsky, Le Quang Liem, Rauf Mamedov, Pavel Eljanov, Aleksandr Shimanov and Dmitry Folyanov.

In each round there are two games played with the time control 15 minutes plus 10 seconds increment. If the score is equal after the second encounter, an Armageddon game is played.

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