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REPUBLIC CUP 2015-GOORSAHYE SOLE LEADER AFTER 4 ROUNDS -

After 4 rounds of the Republic Cup 2015 Antoine Goorsahye  is the only player with a perfect score of 4 points after he defeated young Rayen Sawmynaden in their top of the table clash. On board 2 Koster ans Schmid split the points and this has allowed Patrick Marie to be in second place with 3.5 points. Young Hoolan Naipal continues to impress as he beat Vicken Sawmynaden with  a nice endgame combination and is in the chasing pack of 3 pointers. Gerard Ah Keng beat Nuvin Dussoye and Philippe Lau saw out junior Anvesh Jhuboo to join the group on 3 points.

PATRICK MARIE WINS REPUBLIC CUP 2015

Twenty three years after his last tournament victory at the Manila Olympiad Qualifier in 1992, Patrick Marie the top seeded player in the tournament managed to hold off the challenge of the field of 25 players to take  outright fist place in  the Republic Cup 2015, with the score of 5.5 points out of 6 games. However his victory in the fifth round against runaway leader Antoine Goorsahye was achieved under dramatic circumstances.