One of the oldest and most beloved Moscow chess festivals, like all good things, is coming to its logical conclusion. Yesterday in hotel "Cosmos" took place the opening of "Aeroflot-open", 5 March, your correspondent has recorded the events of the fifth round.
The number of strong chess players - the participants of the main tournament this year is off the charts: walking the hall with a camera, every second in the viewfinder you see the famous grandmaster, then a bright young talent, well-known chess player. Of course, I want to embrace the unembraceable and to photograph each and every one, but, alas, this is impossible, so many participants did, unfortunately, go unnoticed.
It so happened that the fifth round was not very rich in chess events. After two or three hours of play from a hall with portholes began to leave the players who made the "grandmaster" draws, and was taken to analyze your games.
Thus, after five rounds at the "Aeroflot open" retains leadership coach of female Russian national team, European champion Evgeny Najer, in which asset 4 points.
Half a point behind Boris Gelfand, Axel Bachmann, Sanan Hero, Mateusz Bartel, Vladimir Fedoseev, Daniil Dubov, Wen Yang, Alex Gaganov, Maxim Matlakov, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Vadim Zvyagintsev, Alexander Rakhmanov, Boris Grachev, Vladislav Artemiev and Robert Hovhannisyan.