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Tunaara Fedorova and Martijn van IJzendoorn champions!

Leader Tunaara Fedorova beat Triinu Jalg who was third with 3 points behind. Ulka Babanli (Azerbaidzjan) trailed 2 point, maar verloor van Elizaveta Borodacheva (Rusland). but lost to Elizaveta Borodacheva (Russia). Tunaara goes out of sight of her followers, with 4 point ahead, into the last round.

As said before, Martijn van IJzendoorn (NL) enlarged his lead by 2 points. Uladzislau Valjuk could still surpass Martijn if he would win from a strong opponent and Martijn would lose from a less strong opponent. That’s the kind of calculus you get with a Swiss tournament. If there were to be a shared place, then the average rating of the opponent would give the result. After the pairing of the final round, the average opponent ratings already could be calculated! It was still tense, because Uladzislau got a stronger opponent than Martijn. The calculations finally revealed the average opponent rating of Martijn at 2093 and of Uladzislau at 2083. Therefore Martijn definitely is champion!

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