After seven rounds with the seemingly unknown Russian Grandmaster, Nikita Vitugov, leads the massive field of 247 hungry wolves. The Russian beat last night’s joint-leader, the Bulgar, Georgiev. Gata Kamsky, the US Champ, won with Black versus Venezuelan E Iturrizaga.
1st V Vitiugov (RUS) 6.5/7; 2nd= Le Quang Liem (VIE), G Kamsky (US) and ND Short (ENG) all 6; 5th= M Adams, GCB Jones (both ENG), A Shirov (LAT), V Ivanchuk (UKR) …
Three rounds remain.