2019 Almaty Open underway!
Quick 1-Minute Summary
The traditional Almaty Open (Kazakhstan) is being held between the 7th and 14th of this month. Always a tough tournament, this year’s line up includes players from 10 countries. There are 36 titled-players, including 9 GMs and 7 IMs.
The 2018 Winner, Brazilian star player gm Alexandr Fier, is back again this year and is on fire! Alexandr currently leads the tournament after 6 rounds with 5 points, and is no doubt serious on winning this year’s edition also!
Alexandr Fier defeated grandmaster Alexander Barsov in today’s 6th round. Barsov is well known to my Canadian readers, having participated in several tournaments in the country.
gm Barsov,A – gm Fier,A
Almaty rd.6; 11.10.2019