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World Open 2000

Last Updated: 7/7/00 (4:08pm ET)
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GM Goldin (5.5) vs. GM Ivanov (5.5)

Drawn

Goldin

 

vs.

 

Ivanov

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GM Alexander Goldin, who won the World Open two years ago, has climbed to the top of the leader board with GM Ivanov (who drew with Kaidanov in round 6). The two face off in an important 7th round game.  A strong group of players are right behind them, including (with 5 points): Miton, Ehlvest, Benjamin, Tate, and Fedorowicz; (with 4.5 points): Blatny, Garcia, Yermolinsky, Shabalov, Zaitshik, Ashley, Hodgson, Tegshsuren, and Serper.

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Here are the key matchups and results:

Board

White Player Name

Black Player Name

Result

1

Alexander Goldin (5.5)

Alexander Ivanov (5.5)

Drawn

2

John P Fedorowicz (5.0)

Jan Ehlvest (5.0)

Drawn

3

Kamil Miton (5.0)

Gregory Kaidanov (5.0)

Drawn

4

Joel Benjamin (5.0)

Emory A Tate (5.0)

Benjamin Wins

5

Alex Yermolinsky (4.5)

Gildardo Garcia (4.5)

Garcia Wins

6

Maurice A Ashley (4.5)

Alexander Shabalov (4.5)

Shabalov Wins

7

Julian Hodgson (4.5)

Enkhba Tegshsuren (4.5)

Drawn

8

Ron Burnett (4.5)

Gregory Serper (4.5)

Serper Won

9

Pavel Blatny (4.5)

Rodion Rubenchik (4.5)

Blatny Won

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