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Yesterday the 5th round of all tournaments was played and, as always happens after the halfway point [...]
31 Maggio 2023

Yesterday the 5th round of all tournaments was played and, as always happens after the halfway point, the various classifications are emerging more clearly and the direct clashes have begun which in the end will be decisive for the final victory.

Over 65

The English GM John Nunn stopped the German Matthias Kierzek who was on the run 4/4 and so now there are three players in the lead (4.5/5) and two of them, John Nunn and the Slovakian GM Lubomir Ftacnick, they will clash today: if there is a victory, whoever achieves it will have placed a nice brick for the title.

Among the 5 players of the group that chases with 4/5 the Italian Master Carlo Luciani, author of an excellent tournament so far.

Also among the Italians yesterday was an exciting performance by Master Marco Ubezio who stopped GM Nona Gaprindashvili on the draw.

Over 65 women

The women have been included in the Open tournament and therefore the final result will depend on the matches which will certainly not all be between them.

At the moment, two players are in the lead with 3.5/5 Georgian GM Nona Gaprindashvili and German WGM Fischdick Gisela.

Over 50

Georgian GM Zurab Sturua (2022 world senior champion) and our IM Fabrizio Bellia (2021 European senior champion) are alone in the lead with 4.5/5 and today, even in this tournament, the direct clash could already be decisive.

We report in the small group that chases the Italian IM Daniel Contin with 4/5.

These 4 will play with each other today and we'll see who really will apply for the final rush.

Over 50 women

Here we have a 9-round Round Robin and for the moment Greek WGM Marina Makropoulou and French WIM Martine Dubois are in the lead with 3/5.

All rankings can be found here.

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