Baadur Jobava Chases Rating Points at Dutch Tournament

Время публикации: 02.08.2015 13:29 | Последнее обновление: 02.08.2015 13:37

In the Dutch province of Zeeland, the 19th traditional Hogeschool Zeeland open tournament has started.

Leading the list of players is Baadur Jobava, whose rating has dropped sharply after an unsuccessful appearance at Poti. The current rating of the Georgian number one is 2654, the same as Loek Van Wely. The third seed is Konstantin Landa, 2624.

The first round was yesterday, and today sees two more of the planned nine. 


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