3 players are tied for the lead with 2 rounds to go but 20 players are in contention to win the 10th European Individual Championship in Budva, Montenegro.

Interim ranking list

Rank after round 9

Rank SNo.

Name Rtg FED Pts BH. BH. vict Fide
1 20 GM Inarkiev Ernesto 2656 RUS 7 41 52 6 39
2 19 GM Sokolov Ivan 2657 NED 7 40 50 5 35½
3 15 GM Jobava Baadur 2669 GEO 7 38½ 49 6 34½
4 98 GM Sjugirov Sanan 2562 RUS 41½ 51½ 5 36
5 38 GM Fedorchuk Sergey A 2633 UKR 41 52½ 5 34½
6 14 GM Volokitin Andrei 2671 UKR 41 52 5 36
7 208 FM Rasulov Vugar 2391 AZE 39 50 4 31½
8 36 GM Kobalia Mikhail 2634 RUS 38½ 49½ 4 34½
9 17 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2664 RUS 38½ 49½ 4 33½
10 9 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2679 BUL 38½ 49 5 32½
11 3 GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2693 GER 38½ 49 4 33½
12 4 GM Malakhov Vladimir 2692 RUS 38½ 49 4 32
13 27 GM Bocharov Dmitry 2647 RUS 38 49 4 34½
14 21 GM Grachev Boris 2655 RUS 37½ 48 5 32½
15 33 GM Navara David 2638 CZE 36 46½ 5 34
16 32 GM Mamedov Rauf 2638 AZE 35½ 46½ 4 33
17 18 GM Guseinov Gadir 2661 AZE 35½ 46 4 32
18 31 GM Nyback Tomi 2644 FIN 35½ 45 5 33
19 121 GM Savic Miodrag R 2525 SRB 34½ 44 5 29½
20 34 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 2636 BLR 32½ 41 6 28½



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