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Akobian and Ivanov Tie for 1st in Cali Print E-mail
By Jennifer Shahade   
July 21, 2007
Photo Diego Sinisterra courtesy fideamerica.com

by Jennifer Shahade

American Grandmasters Varuzhan Akobian and Alexander Ivanov tied for first with three others in the Continental Championships (July 10-20 Cali, Colombia) Peruvian legend Julio Granda Zuniga took the title on tiebreak. For some interesting games that affected the final standings, check CLO reports from yesterday and last week, or the Continental Championship official website . In the last round, all the top boards were drawn. The top five took home $5500 each.

Continental Championships Cali Columbia, July 10-20
Final Standings
1-5- Julio Granda Zuniga, Alexander Ivanov, Varuzhan Akobian, Darcy Lima and Eduardo Iturrizaga- 8/11
6-13- Giovanni Vescovi, Manuel Leon Hoyos, Emilio Cordova, Pablo Lafuente, Ruben Felgaer, Everaldo Matsurra, Fernando Peralta and Boris Gulko- 7.5/11
14-22- Sergey Kudrin, Dmitry Gurevich, Jaan Ehlvest- 7/11