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After Sixth Round in Mediterranean Championship
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Doric and Esen leads after Round 6

Round Seven might be a decisive one for the Meditarreanean Championship since two leader IM Doric and IM Esen are going to be facing each other followed by six other players with 4.5 points including the top seed and the reigning champion GM Atalik and leading player in women's championship WGM Sedina. You can find the brief review of round 6 and former reports at the link below.

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Round 5
The first two boards ended peacefully with Doric drawing against the top seed GM Atalik as did IM Marzolo against IM Esen. IM Rodrigo won against Krvokapic in an endgame that both sides had one rook and a bishop. Sedina won against Ezat to join the leaders of the tournament and leading women in the event since Milliet lost against Belouadah and Ekaterina Atakij drew against Chahrani.

Round 4 
Suat Atalik won against Hernando Rodrigo in the Exchange Slav after obtanining an endgame with queen and knight against queen and bishop. Baris Esen won against Mokhlis to join the five-way tie together with Marzolo, Doric and Krivokapic. Sophie Milliet while Calzetta won against El Kamel and now has 2.5 points joined by Ekaterina Atalik who won against Zaibi.


Round 3

Two dark horses are currently leading the tournament with a perfect score of 3/3. Today last minute entry FM Adnani Mokhlis from Morocco beat WGM Sophie Milliet from France in convincing style after having disposed of IM Ekaterina Atalik yesterday. Also convincing so far is IM Jose Maria Hernando Rodrigo from Barcelona, Spain. Today he beat IM Ezat from Egypt to join in the lead. The tournament is very interesting and of course at this early stage it is not wise to speculate too much, but with a record 60 players and 17 countries, this is a great tournament in Hammam Sousse.



 
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