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Kovalev leading Aeroflot Open after penultimate round

Eight rounds of the International chess festival Aeroflot Open 2018 have been played in Moscow. In the main tournament, Vladislav Kovalev (Belarus) defeated Amin Tabatabaei (Iran) to take the sole lead with 6.5 points once again.

Vladislav Artemiev, Igor Lysyj, Dmitry Gordievsky (all from Russia), Tigran L. Petrosian, Gabriel Sargissian (both from Armenia), Victor Bologan (Moldavia), Amin Tabatabaei, S.P. Sethuraman (India), and Anton Korobov (Ukraine) are trailing by one point.

Tabatabaei-Kovalev

Tabatabaei-Kovalev

Photo by Boris Dolmatovsky

Round 9 pairings:

GM Sargissian Gabriel ARM 2677 5½ – GM Kovalev Vladislav BLR 2641 6½
GM Artemiev Vladislav RUS 2697 5½ – GM Lysyj Igor RUS 2618 5½
GM Petrosian Tigran L. ARM 2589 5½ – GM Korobov Anton UKR 2664 5½
GM Bologan Victor MDA 2600 5½ – GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2646 5½
IM Tabatabaei M.Amin IRI 2577 5½ – GM Gordievsky Dmitry RUS 2630 5½
GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2709 5 – GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. IND 2617 5
GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2614 5 – GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2709 5
GM Khalifman Alexander RUS 2614 5 – GM Kamsky Gata USA 2677 5
GM Xu Xiangyu CHN 2545 5 – GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2671 5
GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2632 5 – GM Alekseenko Kirill RUS 2609 5
GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2723 4½ – GM Aleksandrov Aleksej BLR 2618 4½
GM Kobalia Mikhail RUS 2599 4½ – GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 2712 4½
GM Karthikeyan Murali IND 2585 4½ – GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2684 4½
GM Najer Evgeniy RUS 2683 4½ – GM Paravyan David RUS 2603 4½
GM Tari Aryan NOR 2597 4½ – GM Piorun Kacper POL 2659 4½
GM Zvjaginsev Vadim RUS 2629 4½ – GM Yuffa Daniil RUS 2521 4½
IM Xu Yi CHN 2490 4½ – GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2625 4½
GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2621 4½ – IM Hakobyan Aram ARM 2497 4½
GM Shevchenko Kirill UKR 2538 4 – GM Fedoseev Vladimir RUS 2724 4
GM Sjugirov Sanan RUS 2652 4 – FM Esipenko Andrey RUS 2571 4
GM Chigaev Maksim RUS 2560 4 – GM Bluebaum Matthias GER 2635 4
GM Indjic Aleksandar SRB 2612 4 – GM Petrosyan Manuel ARM 2569 4
GM Aryan Chopra IND 2509 4 – GM Oparin Grigoriy RUS 2607 4
GM Antipov Mikhail Al. RUS 2598 4 – IM Abdusattorov Nodirbek UZB 2516 4
GM Predke Alexandr RUS 2595 4 – WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra RUS 2493 4
IM Gallego Alcaraz Andres Felipe COL 2461 4 – GM Maghsoodloo Parham IRI 2594 4
GM Kulaots Kaido EST 2582 4 – IM Yakubboev Nodirbek UZB 2462 4
GM Wen Yang CHN 2608 3½ – IM Praggnanandhaa R IND 2507 3½
GM Salomon Johan NOR 2503 3½ – GM Svane Rasmus GER 2586 3½
IM Repka Christopher SVK 2513 3½ – GM Sarana Alexey RUS 2577 3½
IM Liu Yan CHN 2476 3½ – GM Narayanan.S.L IND 2573 3½
IM Gholami Aryan IRI 2489 3½ – GM Pichot Alan ARG 2552 3½
GM Mikaelyan Arman ARM 2486 3½ – IM Firouzja Alireza IRI 2549 3½
IM Shinkevich Vitaly RUS 2454 3½ – GM Xu Yinglun CHN 2538 3½
IM Nihal Sarin IND 2532 3½ – FM Sorokin Aleksey RUS 2511 3½
FM Erigaisi Arjun IND 2458 3½ – IM Lomasov Semen RUS 2530 3½
IM Sychev Klementy RUS 2529 3½ – IM Iniyan P IND 2460 3½
GM Martirosyan Haik M. ARM 2586 3 – IM Golubov Saveliy RUS 2492 3
IM Vavulin Maksim RUS 2575 3 – IM Belyakov Bogdan RUS 2486 3
IM Karavade Eesha IND 2386 3 – IM Triapishko Alexandr RUS 2530 3
IM Raja Harshit IND 2448 3 – GM Gagare Shardul IND 2494 3
IM Pavlov Sergey UKR 2485 2½ – WGM Pogonina Natalija RUS 2478 3
IM Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2449 2½ – GM Debashis Das IND 2501 2½
GM Tran Tuan Minh VIE 2522 2½ – IM Dragnev Valentin AUT 2461 2
IM Sargsyan Shant ARM 2481 2½ – IM Bellaiche Anthony FRA 2485 2

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