Saturday, April 16, 2011

2011 Thailand Open, Short joins the leaders

It seems the top players here are not ambitious to try to beat each other. There is another tame draw between leaders  Jan Gustafsson and  Vallejo Pons Francisco in the eight and penultimate round.

This allowed Nigel Short to join them in the lead with a clean technical win over India's Sriram Jha. Pieter Hopman needed to beat Niaz Murshed to join the leaders. The game is still in progress but it does not look likely to happen, if anybody is doing any winning it will be Murshed.

As the leaders have all played each other, it remains to be seen which opponent they will get in the final round tomorrow and who will be able pull away from the rest.


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