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LATEST NEWS:

Parker Zhao (USA) and Victor Kaminski have both scored IM norms with one round to spare. Alisa Melekhina needs half-point in her final game to score a WGM norm. Congratulations to Parker and Victor! Good luck Alisa!

Standings after 8 rounds:

1 Gareev, Timur UZB 2570 6.5
2 Erenburg, Sergey ISR 2563 6.5

3 Zhao, Parker USA 2242 6.0

4 Vovsha, Eli ISR 2461 5.5
5 Stopa, Jacek POL 2440 5.5

6 Kritz, Leonid GER 2610 5.0
7 Friedel, Joshua E USA 2524 5.0
8 Sarkar, Justin USA 2416 5.0
9 Vigorito, David USA 2382 5.0
10 Melekhina, Alisa USA 2265 5.0
11 Liu, Elliott USA 2250 5.0
12 Kaminski, Victor CAN 2212 5.0

Here are the full standings: http://www.newenglandmasters.com/standings.htm

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