On the 8th of June finished the 8th round of the World Draughts Championship. The leader of «Andreiko» group Alexander Georgiev (Russia) unexpectedly have the same number of points as young Oskar Budis (Poland). Yuriy Anikeev used this chance and won Angel Rafael MEIJA (Dominican Republic). Leaders have 11 points. Evgueni Watoetin (Belarus), Alexander Getmanski (Russia) Alexander Baliakin (Netherlands) have 10 points each. Finalists will be chosen tomorrow between these five players.
In the group «Baba Sy» two losses of the leaders Murodullo Amrillaew (Russia) and Dul Eredenebileg (Mongolia) completely change the situation of the tournament. These two players tomorrow play against each other. The finalists will be chosen on the results of the games. Alexander Schwarzman (Russia) (12 points) will play with Thomy Mbongo (Cameroon) (10 points), Murodullo Amrillaew (Russia) with Artem Ivanov (Ukraine), Dul (Mongolia) with Zoja Golubeva (Latvia).
N’Cho Joel Atse (Cote D’Ivoire) is the leader of the group «Kuperman». He is followed by Alexey Chozhov (Russia). They have 11 and 10 points correspondingly. Edvard Buzinskij (Lithuania), Pim Meurs (Netherlands), Alan Silva (Brazil) have 9 points each. The chance to get into the final also has Raimonds Vipulis (Latvia) who has 8 points and will play with Silva. But more important for the results is the game between Atse and Meurs.
In the group «Andreiko» was registered only one victory. This victory was gotten by Adonis Ano (Cote D’Ivoire) who was the leader of the group from the first round. He has 11 points. Jean Marc Ndjofang (Cameroon) has 10 points, 9 points has Ainur Shaibakov (Russia), Gantis Valneris (Latvia), Roel Boomstra (Netherlands). They are the main pretendants for the final, but Alexey Domchev (Litva) with 8 points also has chances to get into the final.
Tomorrow on the 9th of June will be held very important 9th round. Depending on the results of the 9th round in each group will be chosen 3 finalists. Let’s wish good luck to all the players!