Three Leaders In Aix-Les-Bains!

Three Leaders In Aix-Les-Bains!

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Apr 1, 2011, 1:03 PM |
14 | Chess Event Coverage

After ten rounds have been completed in the European Individual Championships, three players stand above the rest with just one round remaining.

Long-time leader Vladimir Potkin was caught by the pack when his pace slowed, but he won again in round ten to be among the three leaders.

Judit Polgar in another co-leader, continuing her impressive form with more sparkling games. Radoslaw Wojtaszek of Poland (pictured), one of Vishy Anand's regular seconds, is the final co-leader after some amazing play of his own (see a selection of games below).

In the final round Potkin will have white against Polgar, and Wojtaszek has white against Peter Svidler!  Will there be a clear winner without the need for mathematical tie-breaks? And will the European Champion be a woman for the first time?

The top standings with one round remaining:


Name Nat Elo Pts
1 Potkin Vladimir RUS 2653 8.0
2 Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2711 8.0
3 Polgar Judit HUN 2686 8.0
4 Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2707 7.5
5 Ragger Markus AUT 2614 7.5
6 Feller Sebastien FRA 2657 7.5
7 Mamedov Rauf AZE 2667 7.5
8 Parligras Mircea-Emilian ROU 2598 7.5
9 Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2720 7.5
10 Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2680 7.5
11 McShane Luke ENG 2683 7.5
12 Moiseenko Alexander UKR 2673 7.5
13 Svidler Peter RUS 2730 7.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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