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Reggio Emilia Round Three

Godena, Almasi, Kamsky and Safarli sharing the lead

One of the world’s longest running tournaments, hosted in Reggio Emilia, Italy, is currently observing its 52nd edition. The event is taking place from 28th December 2009 until 6th January 2010.

Three rounds have already been played, and four players are concentrated on the top – five-time Italian Champion Michele Godena, winner of the jubilee 50th tournament in Reggio Emilia Zoltan Almasi, World Championship challenger Gata Kamsky and Eltaj Safarli.

Round four is currently in progress, follow the action live on the official website. Happy New Year everyone!

Gata Kamsky square 6

Gata Kamsky

Round 2:

Safarli Eltaj – Kamsky Gata draw

Godena Michele – Vocaturo Daniele 1-0

Caruana Fabiano – Almasi Zoltan draw

Jobava Baadur – Bologan Viktor 1-0

Brunello Sabino – Landa Konstantin draw

Round 3:

Landa Konstantin – Safarli Eltaj draw

Bologan Viktor – Brunello Sabino 1-0

Almasi Zoltan – Jobava Baadur 1-0

Vocaturo Daniele – Caruana Fabiano 1-0

Kamsky Gata – Godena Michele draw

Round 3 standings:

1-4. Godena Michele ITA 2537, Safarli Eltaj AZE 2592, Kamsky Gata USA 2695 and Almasi Zoltan HUN 2704 – 2.0

5-7. Jobava Baadur GEO 2696, Caruana Fabiano ITA 2652 and Landa Konstantin RUS 2664 – 1.5

8-9. Vocaturo Daniele ITA 2500 and Bologan Viktor MDA 2692 – 1.0

10. Brunello Sabino ITA 2507 – 0.5

Round 1 report


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