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Reggio Emilia Round Five

Gata Kamsky joins Zoltan Almasi on the top

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.

Gata Kamsky beat Baadur Jobava in an exciting game in the fifth round to catch the top-seeded Zoltan Almasi on the shared first place. The two players have 3.5 points each. The uncompromising fighter Viktor Bologan, who has no draws in the first five rounds, scored two straight points and surged forward to the shared third place, together with the five-time Italian champion Michele Godena.

Fabiano Caruana is with 50% score, while another young Italian, Sabino Brunello, celebrates first victory in the game against his compatriot Daniele Vocaturo.

Gata Kamsky square 6

Gata Kamsky

Fabiano Caruana sq 7

Fabiano Caruana

Round 4:

Safarli Eltaj – Godena Michele draw

Caruana Fabiano – Kamsky Gata draw

Jobava Baadur – Vocaturo Daniele 1-0

Brunello Sabino – Almasi Zoltan 0-1

Landa Konstantin – Bologan Viktor 0-1

Round 5:

Bologan Viktor – Safarli Eltaj 1-0

Almasi Zoltan – Landa Konstantin draw

Vocaturo Daniele – Brunello Sabino 0-1

Kamsky Gata – Jobava Baadur 1-0

Godena Michele – Caruana Fabiano draw

Round 5 standings:

1-2. Kamsky Gata USA 2695 and Almasi Zoltan HUN 2704 – 3.5

3-4. Bologan Viktor MDA 2692 and Godena Michele ITA 2537 – 3.0

5-7. Safarli Eltaj AZE 2592, Jobava Baadur GEO 2696 and Caruana Fabiano ITA 2652 – 2.5

8. Landa Konstantin RUS 2664 – 2.0

9. Brunello Sabino ITA 2507 – 1.5

10. Vocaturo Daniele ITA 2500 – 1.0

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