Ernesto Inarkiev defeated the top-seed Ian Nepomniachtchi in the 7th round of the main section of the Moscow Open 2015 – RSSU Cup to retake the sole lead with 6,5 points.
The second place now belongs to the namesake of the ninth World Champion Tigran Petrosian (Armenia), who beat Russian Sergey Volkov in today’s round and scored 6 points.
The places 3-7 are divided between the Champion of Azerbaijan Rauf Mamedov and Russians Nepomniachtchi, Boris Grachev, Aleksei Pridorozhni and Vladislav Artemiev. Each of them scored 5,5 points.
A number of leaders is reduced to four in the Women’s Cup of Russia Stage. Two rounds before the finish the race is headed by Russians Aleksandra Goryachkina and Marina Guseva, Chinese Lei Tingjie and Aydan Hojjatova from Azerbaijan. All of them scored 6 points.
A brilliant result in the Women’s Student Grandmaster Tournament is shown by the player from Indonesia Irine Kharisma Sukandar. She dropped just half a point in all seven rounds and is only one step away from the victory. Russian Alina Kashlinskaya has 5 points and is one and a half point behind the leader. Petra Papp (Hungary), Dinara Saduakassova (Kazakhstan) and Gunay Mammdzada (Azerbaijan) have 4 points.
The struggle is extremely tough in the Men’s Student Grandmaster Tournament. The first place is shared by three participants: Daniel Sadzikowski (Poland), Daniil Dubov (Russia) and Samvel Ter-Sahakyan (Armenia).
The 7th round turned to be difficult for the leaders. Sadzikowski and Ter-Sahakyan suffered losses and Dubov had to remain satisfied with the draw.
Evgeny Sveshnikov (Latvia) and Evgeni Dragomarezkij (Russia) continue competing for the victory in the Veterans’ Tournament. After seven rounds they have 6 points. Nine participants are half a point behind the leaders.
The chess player from Ukraine Sergey Galakhov, representing Russia in the FIDE rating list won for the seventh time in a row in the Amateurs’ Tournament. He almost secured a victory in the competition. Five closest rivals scored one point less. Those are Russians Gleb Apryshko, Valentin Vlassow, Pavel Kolmakov, Roman Alkaev and the representative of Armenia Sargis Manukyan.