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May 25, 2009
The three GMs who are just half a point behind the top six try to set a clock: Tigran Petrosian, Varuzhan Akobian and Loek Van Wely, Photo Betsy Dynako

After five rounds of the Chicago Open (May 22-25) , six GMs are tied for the lead, with 4/5: Gabriel Sargissian, Alexander Shabalov, Darmen Sadvakasov, Yury Shulman, Jaan Ehlvest and Giorgi Kacheishvili. Three GMs (pictured above) are just half a point behind with 3.5/5. There are two more rounds and a possible playoff for a bonus and the title. Watch it live on monroi and look for news on CLO.

Here are some game highlights from the tournament so far:








Check out the official website, standings and live game links. Download the pgn file from the tournament here.  Also see Jonathan Hilton's first CLO dispatch, "Hilton on Playing Like Finegold and Chicago" and look for his wrap-up after the tournament.

Jonathan Hilton will write another dispatch from Chicago after the final round. Photo Betsy Dynako

August - Chess Life Online 2009

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