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3rd Lublin Union Memorial

GM Alexei Shirov in firm lead half-way through the event

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Alexei Shirov

The 3rd International Grandmasters’ Tournament the Lublin Union Memorial is taking place on 15-21st May in Lublin, Poland. Eight Grandmasters play in the round-robin tournament with the average elo of 2680.

The Lublin Union Memorial events are organized for the purpose of promoting city’s candidacy for the status of 2016 European Capital of Culture. GM Boris Grachev was the winner of the first Lublin tournament, while in the second tournament he shared the honours with GM Bartlomiej Macieja and GM Mateusz Bartel.

After four rounds of play GM Alexei Shirov is already holding a convincing lead with 3.5 points, full points ahead of the competition. He defeated Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Sergei Zhigalko and Evgeny Alekseev, while Michael Roiz was the only to snatch a draw.

Results, standings and games on the official website

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