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Aleksandr Rakhmanov leading in Dubai Open after round 8 (Video)

Russian Grandmaster Aleksandr Rakhmanov assumed the lead in the 15th Dubai Open Chess Championship after beating GM Viktor Laznicka with black pieces in round 8.

Rakhmanov is holding 7 points and is paired to play white with GM Yuriy Kuzubov in the final round.

Five players are lurking the opportunity to win the tournament by following the leader half a point behind.

Round 9 top pairings:
GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr 2591 – GM Kuzubov Yuriy 2619
GM Istratescu Andrei 2648 – GM Volkov Sergey 2593
WGM Ju Wenjun 2521 – GM Michalik Peter 2535
GM Akopian Vladimir 2704 – GM Gupta Abhijeet 2591
GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2530 – GM Laznicka Viktor 2674
GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2668 – GM Lalith Babu M.R. 2565
GM Sargissian Gabriel 2666 – GM Oleksienko Mikhailo 2554
GM Adhiban B. 2555 – GM Sokolov Ivan 2643
IM Debashis Das 2477 – GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2623
GM Ehlvest Jaan 2611 – GM Grover Sahaj 2467

Check out the round eight video by Vijay Kumar. Standings are bellow.

Round 8 standings:

1. GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 2591 – 7
2. GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2593 – 6.5
3. WGM Ju Wenjun CHN 2521 – 6.5
4. GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2619 – 6.5
5. GM Istratescu Andrei FRA 2648 – 6.5
6. GM Michalik Peter SVK 2535 – 6.5
7. GM Akopian Vladimir ARM 2704 – 6
8. IM Ghosh Diptayan IND 2451 – 6
9. GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy UKR 2668 – 6
10. GM Sargissian Gabriel ARM 2666 – 6
11. GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2623 – 6
12. GM Ehlvest Jaan USA 2611 – 6
13. GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2674 – 6
14. GM Oleksienko Mikhailo UKR 2554 – 6
15. IM Debashis Das IND 2477 – 6
16. GM Lalith Babu M.R. IND 2565 – 6
17. GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2530 – 6
18. GM Adhiban B. IND 2555 – 6
19. GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2591 – 6
20. GM Sokolov Ivan NED 2643 – 6
21. GM Grover Sahaj IND 2467 – 6
22. GM Darini Pouria IRI 2505 – 5.5
23. GM Edouard Romain FRA 2670 – 5.5
24. GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2556 – 5.5
25. GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2549 – 5.5
26. GM Amin Bassem EGY 2641 – 5.5
27. IM Hayrapetyan Hovik ARM 2503 – 5.5
28. Karthikeyan Murali IND 2432 – 5.5
29. GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2511 – 5.5
30. IM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2492 – 5
31. GM Petrosian Tigran L. ARM 2663 – 5
32. GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2580 – 5
33. GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2640 – 5
34. GM Carlsson Pontus SWE 2520 – 5
35. GM Kotsur Pavel KAZ 2552 – 5
36. IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2440 – 5
37. IM Vishnu Prasanna. V IND 2470 – 5
38. IM Kanter Eduard RUS 2408 – 5
39. GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2561 – 5
40. WGM Saduakassova Dinara KAZ 2336 – 5
41. IM Shoker Samy EGY 2480 – 5
42. IM Ankit R. Rajpara IND 2421 – 5
43. IM Prathamesh Sunil Mokal IND 2389 – 5
44. IM Tania Sachdev IND 2409 – 5
45. GM Shyam Sundar M. IND 2505 – 5
46. IM Karavade Eesha IND 2389 – 5
47. GM Al-Sayed Mohammed QAT 2517 – 5
48. GM Wen Yang CHN 2631 – 5
49. FM Das Sayantan IND 2299 – 5
50. GM Shanava Konstantine GEO 2578 – 5
51. GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. IND 2477 – 5
52. GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2599 – 5
53. Krishna C.R.G. IND 2334 – 5
54. IM Yap Kim Steven PHI 2418 – 5
55. IM Paehtz Elisabeth GER 2479 – 5
56. FM De Ramos Julius PHI 2350 – 5
57. GM Harika Dronavalli IND 2509 – 5
58. IM Khukhashvili Sopiko GEO 2386 – 5
59. IM Ezat Mohamed EGY 2461 – 5
60. IM Purtseladze Maka GEO 2347 – 5
61. IM Isaev Jamshed TJK 2355 – 5
62. IM Nezad Husein Aziz QAT 2400 – 4.5
63. IM Gagare Shardul IND 2397 – 4.5
64. GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian ROU 2602 – 4.5
65. FM Visweswaran K. IND 2159 – 4.5
66. FM Anurag Mhamal IND 2401 – 4.5
67. IM Swapnil S. Dhopade IND 2475 – 4.5
68. Phadke Sohan IND 2187 – 4.5
69. WIM Olsarova Karolina CZE 2264 – 4.5
70. IM Houska Jovanka ENG 2417 – 4.5
71. WIM Olsarova Tereza CZE 2260 – 4.5
72. WGM Hoolt Sarah GER 2338 – 4.5
73. Sagar Shah IND 2376 – 4.5
74. Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan IND 2418 – 4.5
75. Tabada Jobannie C. PHI 2199 – 4.5
76. FM Chahrani Ibrahim LBA 2244 – 4.5
77. FM Vandenbussche Thibaut BEL 2387 – 4.5
78. Raes Abdul Kader SYR 2241 – 4.5
79. FM Mohannad Farhan JOR 2231 – 4.5
80. WGM Makropoulou Marina GRE 2227 – 4.5
81. Salah Romany EGY 2085 – 4.5
82. Navalgund Niranjan IND 2219 – 4.5 etc

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