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Korobov couldn’t make anything happen with
white against Serhiy Fedorchuk. He reached an ending with two bishops against
Fedorchuk’s bishop-knight tandem, but decided not to test the endgame waters
despite the potential advantage his two bishops would’ve afforded.

Kharkiv’s Oleksandr Moiseenko chopped a
full point from leader Volokytin in a combative game with the white pieces.
Volokytin went on the queen-side attack, eventually giving up the exchange for
activity. After Moiseenko’s well-time kingside castle on move 27, it became evident
that Volokytin had overextended his initiative. Moiseenko calculated well
defending and took over the game. After the game, Moiseenko said had Volokytin
played the game right, it would’ve ended in a draw, but the Lviv grandmaster
ran into time trouble and couldn’t find the more accurate moves.

Mukachevo’s Zakhar Efimenko won his second
game in a row
with a display of superior endgame play with black. Twenty two
year-old Yuriy Kuzubov never recovered after Efimenko’s rook to b3 on the 40th
move. The Zakarpattya-native is now only one point behind the leaders.

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