In round 7 Mickey Adams could only draw with 2625- rated Polish GM Bartlomiej Macieja, and has now dropped a point off the lead on 5/7. It may be difficult for him to catch up to the lead now, given that he has had 2 whites in a row. Today he has black against 2618- rated Serbian GM Robert Markus.
Keith Arkell had a bad result in round 7, losing with white against 2171 rated Bosnian Denis Kadric. Now on 3/7, he faces a big task to avoid losing rating points. A win today with black against 2311- rated Croatian IM Rikard Medancic would be a good start.
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