Friday, July 3, 2009
World Open 2009 Top Scores After Five Rounds
Hikaru Nakumura Current U.S. Chess Champion 2009
Here are the scores of the top six players after five rounds after the five day and seven day schedules merged. A wild card in the field is when the three day schedule merges with the five day and seven schedule tomorrow Satuday July 4, 2009 , Saturday .
That wild card is Hikaru Nakumura current U.S. Chess Champion. He already has 3 1/2 points coming out of the three day schedule event. Since tomorrow is the Fouth of July it is only fitting that Mr. Hikaru Nakumura set off the fireworks on the chess board at the World Open.
Will this be a showdow between Nakumura and Shabalov ? Time will only tell in the last round of the World Open.
All GM's listed below now have four points each after five round of phay.
1 GM Ilya Smirin 2754 ISR
2 GM Jaan Ehlvest 2691
3 GM Victor Mikhalevski
4 GM Timur Gareev 2661 TX
5 IM Alex Lenderman 2654 NY
6 GM Alexande Shabalov 2624 PA