The battle continues...

PÓVOA DE VARZIM, Portugal - After two days and eight excruciating sessions former World Champion Linghua Jiao from China still dominates the top spot (28 pnts). Runner-up with one (!) table point less is OEMC2014 winner Yoshihiro Suzuki and at number three Aleksander Bogatikov from Russia (26 pnts), who has been victorious several times at both the Saint-Petersburg and the Moscow MCR tournament.

OEMC players during session 7.

PÓVOA DE VARZIM, Portugal - After seven sessions and three more to go, Linghua Jiao (China) manages to attain top spot of the OEMC 2017 with 24 table points, followed closely by Yoshihiro Suzuki (Japan) with 23, and Matthieu Pfeiffer (France) with 22.

Marco Milandri from Italy has taken the first position in the OEMC 2017 after 6 sessions. 
Session 6 of the OEMC: runner-up player Doris Salmutter meets with the Nr. 1 player, Ryuichi Ohori.

PÓVOA DE VARZIM, Portugal - After six sessions of grueling competition, the standings are as such: Italian player and winner of the Italian 2016/17 Itinerant Tournament Marco Milandri claims the first position; winner of the WMC2010 Linghua Jiao from China is in second and Patrizia Buscarini (also from Italy) is in third.

After five sessions in the OEMC 2017, Japanese player Ryuichi Ohiri is in the lead. Photo Pilvikki Kause