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Onischuk, Finegold, Shulman Take Lead

GM Alexander Onischuk joined the leaders Benjamin Finegold and Yuri Shulman after he defeated GM Stripunsky. Finegold and Shulman drew their game. Nine players are directly behind with 5.5 points.

World Open 2001

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In a round noted for its many draws, GM Maurice Ashley, GM Julian Hodgson, and GM Yudasin scored wins to move into the coveted 5.5 group.

Twenty players follow with 5 points but they would have to win both games today to have an outside shot to tie for first.

Note: 144 games are now online! You can download the PGN file or look at them in a Java Viewer.

Below are the results from key matchups in Round 7!

Board

White

Result

Black

1

Benjamin Finegold

Draw

Yuri Shulman

2

Joel Benjamin

Draw

Ilya Smirin

3

A. Onischuk

1-0

A. Stripunsky

4

A. Goldin

Draw

D. Fabian

5

Boris Gulko

Draw

Y. Gruenfeld

6

V. Gaprindishvili

Draw

Jan Ehlvest

7

L. Yudasin

1-0

E. Perelshteyn

8

Julian Hodgson

1-0

Eli Vovsha

9

Hikaru Nakamura

Draw

Sergey Kudrin

10

William Morrison

Draw

A. Le Siege

11

J. Fedorowicz

Draw

Lawrence Kaufman

12

M. Belorusov

0-1

Maurice Ashley

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