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Round Five of Aeroflot Open

Mamedyarov and Moiseenko join Kurnosov on the top

Igor Kurnosov drew Etienne Bacrot in the fifth round of the Aeroflot Open after reaching an equal R+N vs R+B endgame, consequently allowing Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Alexander Moiseenko to catch him on the first place tie. Boris Grachev and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov were trading punches in an off-guard Benoni and while the position looked very perspective for White, Azeri star managed to turn the tables and win an instructive ending with Queens and opposite-coloured Bishops. Kurnosov and Mamedyarov will be matched tomorrow on the top table.

Also with four points is Ukrainian Alexander Moiseenko, who improved Wesley So’s play against Pavel Ponkratov to beat that IM in the same Sicilian Sveshnikov. Speaking of So, today he run into early trouble against fellow junior Eltaj Safarli and was forced to resign on 26th move. The young American Ray Robson scores a second consecutive win – after beating Loek Van Wely, next he took a full point off from GM Dmitry Bocharov. (Games bellow)

Tournament A1 round 5 results:

1 GM Kurnosov, Igor RUS 2602 - GM Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2722 ½-½

2 GM Grachev, Boris RUS 2655 - GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2724 0-1

3 GM Kazhgaleyev, Murtas KAZ 2630 - GM Sargissian, Gabriel ARM 2677 ½-½

4 IM Ponkratov, Pavel RUS 2557 - GM Moiseenko, Alexander UKR 2676 0-1

5 GM Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS 2664 - GM Zhou, Jianchao CHN 2612 ½-½

6 GM Pashikian, Arman ARM 2621 - GM Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2693 1-0

7 GM Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2687 - GM Romanov, Evgeny RUS 2576 ½-½

8 GM Landa, Konstantin RUS 2626 - GM Amonatov, Farrukh TJK 2647 ½-½

9 GM Zhigalko, Sergei BLR 2587 - GM Smirin, Ilia ISR 2647 1-0

10 GM Bareev, Evgeny RUS 2645 - GM Potkin, Vladimir RUS 2613 ½-½

11 GM Zhigalko, Andrey BLR 2572 - GM Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2638 1-0

12 GM Smirnov, Pavel RUS 2579 - GM Zvjaginsev, Vadim RUS 2636 ½-½

13 GM Riazantsev, Alexander RUS 2634 - GM Grigoriants, Sergey RUS 2565 ½-½

14 GM So, Wesley PHI 2627 - GM Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2564 0-1

15 GM Aleksandrov, Aleksej BLR 2636 - GM Filippov, Anton UZB 2556 ½-½

16 GM Andriasian, Zaven ARM 2564 - GM Dreev, Alexey RUS 2688 ½-½

17 GM Khairullin, Ildar RUS 2574 - GM Onischuk, Alexander USA 2659 ½-½

18 IM Yudin, Sergei RUS 2562 - GM Predojevic, Borki BIH 2650 0-1

19 GM Li, Chao CHN 2628 - GM Li, Shilong CHN 2559 ½-½

20 GM Dyachkov, Sergej RUS 2553 - GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2628 ½-½

21 GM Petrosian, Tigran L. ARM 2623 - GM Sjugirov, Sanan RUS 2562 ½-½

22 GM Lysyj, Igor RUS 2620 - GM Ajrapetjan, Yuriy UKR 2490 ½-½

23 GM Dziuba, Marcin POL 2556 - GM Akobian, Varuzhan USA 2619 ½-½

24 GM Maslak, Konstantin RUS 2541 - GM Huzman, Alexander ISR 2602 ½-½

25 GM Melkumyan, Hrant ARM 2519 - GM Vaganian, Rafael A ARM 2596 ½-½

26 GM Ehlvest, Jaan USA 2595 - GM Grigoryan, Avetik ARM 2506 1-0

27 IM Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS 2497 - GM Milov, Vadim SUI 2669 1-0

28 GM Rodshtein, Maxim ISR 2650 - GM Kotsur, Pavel KAZ 2563 0-1

29 GM Wen, Yang CHN 2504 - GM Volkov, Sergey RUS 2627 1-0

30 GM Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan IRI 2604 - GM Zhou, Weiqi CHN 2542 0-1

31 GM Minasian, Artashes ARM 2557 - GM Chuprov, Dmitry RUS 2571 1-0

32 IM Kosintseva, Nadezhda RUS 2486 - IM Chadaev, Nikolai RUS 2568 0-1

33 GM Shomoev, Anton RUS 2567 - WGM Shen, Yang CHN 2448 ½-½

34 IM Robson, Ray USA 2455 - GM Bocharov, Dmitry RUS 2647 1-0

35 GM Zherebukh, Yaroslav UKR 2558 - GM Bartel, Mateusz POL 2594 ½-½

36 GM Maze, Sebastien FRA 2578 - GM Ragger, Markus AUT 2540 1-0

37 GM Vazquez Igarza, Renier ESP 2558 - IM Ipatov, Alexander ESP 2493 ½-½

38 GM Gajewski, Grzegorz POL 2581 - IM Salem, A.R. Saleh UAE 2473 ½-½

Tournament A1 round 5 standings:

1 GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 4.0 AZE 2724

2 GM Moiseenko, Alexander 4.0 UKR 2676

3 GM Kurnosov, Igor 4.0 RUS 2602

4 GM Bacrot, Etienne 3.5 FRA 2722

5 GM Sargissian, Gabriel 3.5 ARM 2677

6 GM Tomashevsky, Evgeny 3.5 RUS 2664

7 GM Kazhgaleyev, Murtas 3.5 KAZ 2630

8 GM Pashikian, Arman 3.5 ARM 2621

9 GM Zhou, Jianchao 3.5 CHN 2612

10 GM Zhigalko, Sergei 3.5 BLR 2587

11 GM Zhigalko, Andrey 3.5 BLR 2572

12 GM Safarli, Eltaj 3.5 AZE 2564 etc

Tournament A1 round 6 top pairings:

1 GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2724 - GM Kurnosov, Igor RUS 2602

2 GM Sargissian, Gabriel ARM 2677 - GM Moiseenko, Alexander UKR 2676

3 GM Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2722 - GM Zhigalko, Andrey BLR 2572

4 GM Zhigalko, Sergei BLR 2587 - GM Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS 2664

5 GM Zhou, Jianchao CHN 2612 - GM Kazhgaleyev, Murtas KAZ 2630

6 GM Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2564 - GM Pashikian, Arman ARM 2621

7 GM Ehlvest, Jaan USA 2595 - GM Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2687

8 GM Potkin, Vladimir RUS 2613 - GM Grachev, Boris RUS 2655

9 GM Predojevic, Borki BIH 2650 - GM Smirnov, Pavel RUS 2579

10 GM Amonatov, Farrukh TJK 2647 - GM Romanov, Evgeny RUS 2576

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