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Tradewise Gibraltar, 8-9: Anton's 2nd chance by Colin McGourty

sontu1296
Feb 1, 2017, 7:10 PM 0

21-year-old Spaniard David Anton beat Veselin Topalov in Round 9 of the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters to take the sole lead before Thursday’s final round. He’s been here before, since he was also the only player to take the sole lead in the 2016 Masters! The 7 players half a point back include Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Boris Gelfand, but also Ju Wenjun, who spent her 26th birthday beating Hou Yifan and crossing 2600 for the first time in her career.

 

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David Anton finished runner-up in the 2014 European Championship, but winning in Gibraltar would be a career best result | photo: Sophie Triay, Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival

 

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