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World Amateur 2012 – Iceland takes the lead

After the 8th round of the 2012 FIDE World Amateur Championship, that is currently under way in Porto Carras, Oliver Johannesson from Iceland assumed the leading position with 7 points, half a point clear from the chasing pack.

Four players with 6.5 points are still in contention for the first place.

Results round 8 / Standings round 8

Dimitrios Zisiadis
Dimitrios Zisiadis

 

Torill Skytte
Torill Skytte

 

Daniel Mohnblatt

Daniel Mohnblatt

Top round 9 pairings are Tsakiris Haralambos – Johannesson Oliver, Akinci Muzaffer Ege – Moscotes Fernando, Reyes Rios Juan Camilo – Musiienko Danylo, Tqavadze Giorgi – Manelidis Savvas, Paetz Carsten – Liberman Alexander, Kafetzis Georgios -Bes Michal and Pertaia Enver – Ersoz Bartu.

In the Alexander the Great Open white pieces dominated on the top four boards. GM Dejan Antic defeated the earlier leader GM Kivanc Haznedaroglu after a fine positional squeeze, while GM Petar Drenchev converted the extra piece into a full point in the game against Nikolaos Galopoulos.

GM Athanasios Mastrovasilis won against IM Rasmus Skytte and IM Malcolm Pein punished the risky opening choice of WGM Andjelija Stojanovic.

Top round 9 pairings are GM Drenchev Petar – GM Antic Dejan, Galopoulos Nikolaos – GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios, GM Haznedaroglu Kivanc – IM Pein Malcolm, IM Skytte Rasmus – Tsarouhas Vasilios, FM Ali Marandi Cemil Can – WIM Djukic Sandra, Spirliadis Achileas – FM Gogolis Alexandros

Results round 8 / Standings round 8

Dejan Antic and Kivanc Haznedaroglu
GM Dejan Antic and GM Kivanc Haznedaroglu

 

Andjelija Stojanovic and Malcolm Pein
WGM Andjelija Stojanovic and IM Malcolm Pein

 

FM Ali Marandi Cemil Can

FM Ali Marandi Cemil Can

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