Monday, March 24, 2008

Doeberl Set for Exciting End

We're now just 90 minutes from today's start of play and it is set to be an exciting finish. Fittingly our two outright leaders, Antic and Akobian, will contest the title on board 1.

In the major, Mandla leads by a slim half-point margin, but there is still possibility that he could be caught today by his opponent Andrey Bliznyuk and his tormentor from the last round, Richard Voon. Make sure you're logged in about 10AM or so as we bring you live what will hopefully be a thrilling conclusion to this unforgettable event.

Finally, Emma Guo just needs a draw in today's round to secure the minor title. Lucky for her, the two subsections in the event are not subject to Gibraltar; so if I were her, I would do the practical thing and offer a draw on move 1. Bisson, after all, is an experienced player and can be quite dangerous.

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