Zoltan Almasi, the third strongest Hungarian grandmaster after Peter Leko and Judit Polgar, is having a fantastic home event at the Gyorgy Marx memorial. With victories against Gangualy and Acs (with black) and Safarli (with white), and only one draw against Georg Meier, Almasi is top of the table with 3,5/4.
Zoltan Almasi has been orbiting the 2700 club for quite a while. Since October 2001 he has been above 2650 on 21 occasions. His rating has not dropped under that level since April 2006 and he achieved his maximum in October 2007 – a rating of 2691.
Now after the 4th round of Gyorgy Marx memorial, GM Zoltan Almasi has a virtual rating of 2703 points and is the new member of the prestigious club.
1. Almási, Z 3,5
2. Meier, G 3
3. Berkes, F
2 4. Ganguly, S 2
5. Safarli, E 1,5
6. Ács, P 0
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