Bacrot & Kovalyov lead in Montreal

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Montreal logoAfter four rounds GMs Etienne Bacrot and Anton Kovalyov are leading the Montreal International with 3 points. The two are half a point ahead of GMs Mark Bluvshtein and Alexander Onischuk in a strong, 12-player round-robin.

The 10th Montreal International takes place August 27th till September 7th in Montreal, Canada. This year it's a 12-player round-robin with Etienne Bacrot (FRA, 2721), Alexander Onischuk (USA, 2699), Arkady Naiditsch (2697), Alexander Moiseenko (UKR, 2682), Sergei Tiviakov (NED, 2674), Yuri Shulman (USA, 2648), Varuzhan Akobian (USA, 2626), Anton Kovalyov (ARG, 2572), Mark Bluvshtein (CAN, 2558), Sebastien Maze (FRA, 2546), Thomas Roussel-Roozmon (CAN, 2487) and Vinay Bhat (USA, 2473).

Etienne Bacrot and the relatively unknown Argentine grandmaster Anton Kovalyov lead after four rounds; the Frenchman beat GM Tiviakov and IM Roussel-Roozmon while Kovalyov also beat the Canadian IM, and GM Vinay Bhat. Below are the games of the first three rounds - all that is available at the moment on the so far disappointing tournament website, which is offering only the most basic information.

Montreal International 2009 | Round 4 Standings
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