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Robson and Bartholomew Lead in Miami Print E-mail
By Jennifer Shahade   
September 12, 2008
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Ray Robson faces Irina Krush, Photo Ola Osanyinjobi

After three rounds of the Miami Open (September 10-14), two IMs, Ray Robson and John Bartholomew, lead with perfect 3/3 scores. Ray defeated two American stars, IM Irina Krush and GM-elect Josh Friedel, while Bartholomew defeated IM Dinoisio Aldama. Update: Robson in clear lead with 5/5!



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IM John Bartholomew, Photo Ola Osanyinjobi
There are six GMs playing, but after three rounds all had been nicked for at least half a point. The dirty work against GM was not performed by the two young IMs who faced off in round four, but other talented FMs and IMs in the field. Local FM Marcel Martinez defeated  GM Gildardo Garcia, IM Andrei Florean won against GM Alexander Shabalov and Alexander Ivanov fell to IM Salvijus Bercys. But not all of the top seeds have faltered. After three rounds, GMs Viktor Miklahevski and Julio Becerra were tied for 3rd-9th with 2.5/3.
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GM Alexander Ivanov, Photo Ola Osanyinjobi



Miami Open Crosstable after three rounds


1 IM John Bartholomew 12718516 2501 W44 W41 W13 3.0
2 IM Ray S Robson 12847250 2467 W45 W11 W12 3.0
3 GM Victor Mikhalevski 12801246 2680 W15 D24 W17 2.5
4 GM Julio J Becerra 12778049 2642 W16 D14 W24 2.5
5 Victor Kaminski 14004741 2514 W31 D9 W32 2.5
6 IM Andrei Co Florean 12878904 2471 W47 D10 W19 2.5
7 FM Marcel Martinez 12729715 2469 W46 D20 W21 2.5
8 IM Salvijus Bercys 12909023 2454 W42 D21 W20 2.5
9 Marc R Esserman 20008479 2350 W48 D5 W23 2.5
10 GM Jaan Ehlvest 12514557 2637 W27 D6 D14 2.0
11 IM Joshua Ed Friedel 12593986 2581 W35 L2 W36 2.0
12 IM Irina Krush 12543137 2516 W30 W33 L2 2.0
13 IM Dionisio $$$$ Aldama 13557810 2495 W37 W36 L1 2.0
14 IM Dean J Ippolito 12445752 2471 W40 D4 D10 2.0
15 FM Keaton Kiewra 12642647 2331 L3 W39 W41 2.0
16 Corey Acor 12788211 2297 L4 W40 W43 2.0
17 Eric Rodriguez 12661900 2249 W50 W22 L3 2.0
18 Brian Goldstein 12647080 2152 L22 X50 W33 2.0
19 GM Alexander Shabalov 12544264 2657 D26 W38 L6 1.5
20 GM Alexander Ivanov 12513936 2625 W28 D7 L8 1.5
21 GM Gildardo J Garcia 12456381 2517 W29 D8 L7 1.5
22 IM Jacek Stopa 13485890 2507 W18 L17 D30 1.5
23 IM Justin Sarkar 12561884 2487 D38 W26 L9 1.5
24 IM Vinay S Bhat 12551720 2481 W39 D3 L4 1.5
25 IM David Pruess 12601834 2464 L41 W37 D31 1.5
26 FM Charles A Galofre 12770163 2323 D19 L23 W44 1.5
27 Patrick Scharrer   2291 L10 D45 W46 1.5
28 Evan S Rosenberg 20101315 2229 L20 D46 W45 1.5
29 FM Renard W Anderson 10229391 2200 L21 D42 W47 1.5
30 Karel Gonzalez 13757120 2179 L12 W49 D22 1.5
31 Sylvain Leburgue   2168 L5 W48 D25 1.5
32 Leonardo Campiz 12552260 2065 H--- W34 L5 1.5
33 IM Daniel Fernandez 20058682 2446 W49 L12 L18 1.0
34 Tautvydas Vedrickas 13744777 2347 D43 L32 D38 1.0
35 Andres Santalla 12804989 2224 L11 D47 D42 1.0
36 Artem Edm Ruppert 12637496 2217 B--- L13 L11 1.0
37 Ernesto Alvarez 12999374 2143 L13 L25 W48 1.0
38 Matan Prilleltensky 12893934 2116 D23 L19 D34 1.0
39 Christopher Heung 12829957 2092 L24 L15 W49 1.0
40 Juan Camilo Arango 13229902 2091 L14 L16 B--- 1.0
41 Robert M Perez 12913092 1959 W25 L1 L15 1.0
42 Humberto Cruz 10231221 1820 L8 D29 D35 1.0
43 Jose Antonio Carrillo 14003486 unr. D34 H--- L16 1.0
44 Troy Daly 12718783 2148 L1 H--- L26 0.5
45 Misael D Mestres 13896801 2049 L2 D27 L28 0.5
46 Alexander Velikanov 12879882 2024 L7 D28 L27 0.5
47 Hans M Morrow 10413818 1900 L6 D35 L29 0.5
48 Emilio Gustavo Hernandez   unr. L9 L31 L37 0.0
49 Alonso USCF Jaramillo 12707642 unr. L33 L30 L39 0.0
50 Rainer Selva 13994315 unr. L17 F18 U--- 0.0
 
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