In the 50+ Open Group, GM Simen Agdestein (NOR) won his 4th straight game, and the field of close-up chasers was dramatically reduced to two fellow Scandinavians from Sweden on 3,5p, one of whom – Conny Holst – Simen plays today.

In 50+ Women, WIM Birgitte Burchard (GER) had a walkover round (9 players in their round-robin), and was caught up by WFM Olga Birkholz, also from Germany. They both now have 3 points, but Burchard has played one game less.

The biggest group is 65+ Open. GM Leif Øgaard (NOR) drew yesterday, and is now in joint lead 0n 3,5p with Janez Barle (SLO), with 11 players chasing with 3p out of 4.

In 65+ Women, who plays together with 65+, GM Nona Gaprindashvili (GEO) continued her strong run with another victory, and now sits pretty on 3,5p, with WGM Tamar Khmiadashvili (also GEO) only opponent in sight with 3p/4.

Round 5 is plyed Wednesday August 8th at 3 p.m..