25 February 2018
Vladislav Artemiev Grabs the Lead at Aeroflot Open 2018
The most part of the distance is over.
Five rounds of the International chess festival Aeroflot Open 2018 are played. Vladislav Artemiev (Russia) defeated Victor Bologan (Moldavia) to take the lead with 4.5 points out of 5.
Tigran L. Petrosian (Armenia), Igor Lysyj (Russia), and Vladislav Kovalev (Belarus) are half a point behind. Murali Karthikeyan (India), Vladimir Fedoseev, Dmitry Gordievsky, Kirill Alekseenko, Alexander Khalifman, Maxim Matlakov (all from Russia), Victor Bologan (Moldavia), Anton Korobov (Ukraine), Gabriel Sargissian (Armenia), and Amin Tabatabaei (Iran) have scored 3.5 points.
Round 6 pairings
Photos by Eteri Kublashvili