The “Edoardo Crespi” International tournament in Milano is taking place right now. Crespi founded the club of Milano “Società Scacchistica Milanese” in 1881.

The tournament this year registered a record 296 players! It is the highest number of players among all the tournaments played this year in Italy.

The event is divided into 5 groups. The Master Group (6 GMs and 8 IMs) will conclude on Saturday. Special thanks to Adolivio for the information.

1 GM Solodovnichenko Yuri 2563 UKR 6.0 +44 +16 +13 =4 +6 +8 =2
2 Herman Matthew J 2149 USA 5.5 +7 13 +56 +28 +10 +11 =1
3 GM Tratar Marko 2492 SLO 5.5 +34 =23 +35 =14 +15 =9 +5
4 GM Drazic Sinisa 2524 SRB 5.0 +53 +24 +11 =1 =9 -5 +21
5 Mertens Heiko 2320 GER 5.0 +52 9 +34 +42 +14 +4 -3
6 IM Colovic Aleksandar 2457 MKD 5.0 +31 +28 =10 +41 1 =12 +20
7 GM David Alberto 2587 LUX 5.0 2 +54 +31 +33 11 +25 +9
8 GM Marin Mihail 2562 ROU 5.0 +46 =20 =32 +24 +21 -1 +22

American player Matthew Herman (2149) is performing nearly 2600 after 7 rounds! Full standings here.

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