1st Vezerkepzo IM R8: Leon takes a full point lead heading into the final round
Leon extended his lead to a full point 7.5/8 as he beat IM Sandor Farago of Hungary convincingly in the penultimate round of 1st Vezerkepzo IM Round-Robin. His closest rival in the event is GM Milan Pacher who is at 6.5/8. They will clash against each other in the final round to decide the winner. Leon needs just a draw to win the event, however a win in the final round means he will finish two points ahead of the competition which will assert his dominance. Final round starts today at 6:30 p.m. IST. Check out Leon's penultimate round win over Farago. Photo: Niki Riga
Leon is just a draw away from winning the tournament
India's 67th and latest GM Leon Luke Mendonca extended his lead to a full point by scoring victory over IM Sandor Farago. Leon is now at 7.5/8 and he is pursued by GM Milan Pacher 6.5/8 who will duke it out in the final round.
A small bump
Leon scored a fantastic victory in the penultimate eighth round, however there was a slight opportunity for his opponent IM Sandor Farago to stir up some trouble.
Sandor - Leon
In a seemingly equal position, Leon defended the e6-pawn incorrectly with 17...Nc5. Find out why it is a mistake and what was the better way for black to defend it.
Standings after Round 8
|1||7||IM||Mendonca Leon Luke||IND||2538||7,5||0,0||23,25||8||0,50||10||5,0|