Bartel And Eljanov Lead In Aeroflot

Bartel And Eljanov Lead In Aeroflot

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Feb 13, 2012, 12:43 PM |
7 | Chess Event Coverage

Pavel Eljanov (Chessbase).jpgAfter seven completed rounds out of nine at the Aeroflot Open in Moscow, Pavel Eljanov (pictured) of the Ukraine and Mateusz Bartel of Poland share the lead on 5½ points.  They will now meet in a crucial showdown in round eight.

Former leader Anton Korobov lost to Eljanov in round 7 and now lies half a point behind on 5 points, together with Viorel Iordachescu and Hrant Melkumyan.

Le Quang Liem's hopes of repeating his Aeroflot successes in 2010 and 2011 are in tatters after 3 consecutive losses to Alexander Khalifman, Ray Robson and Daniel Alsina Leal.

Ray Robson has 3½ points; the same score as 2 struggling 2700+ GMs, Paco Vallejo and Ian Nepomniachtchi.

The Aeroflot Open is one of the strongest Open tournaments in the world, and the winner will earn an invitation to compete at the Dortmund Super-Tournament in July.

The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes to a finish with an increment of 30 seconds per move from the start.

All rounds start at 15:00 local time (11:00 UTC). For the latest news see the official website.

 

 

 

 

The top standings after seven rounds:


Name  Nat Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pts
1  GM Bartel, Mateusz  POL  2658 1 ½  ½  ½  1 1 1 5.5
2  GM Eljanov, Pavel  UKR  2690 1 ½  ½  ½  1 1 1 5.5
3  GM Korobov, Anton  UKR  2660 1 ½  1 1 ½  1 0 5.0
4  GM Melkumyan, Hrant  ARM  2620 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 5.0
5  GM Iordachescu, Viorel  MDA  2651 1 ½  ½  ½  ½  1 1 5.0
6  GM Sokolov, Ivan  NED  2641 1 ½  ½  1 ½  ½  ½  4.5
7  GM Khalifman, Alexander  RUS  2632 ½  1 ½  ½  1 ½  ½  4.5
8  GM Socko, Bartosz  POL  2636 1 ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 4.5
9  GM Alekseev, Evgeny  RUS  2670 1 1 ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  4.5
10  GM Jobava, Baadur  GEO  2704 1 ½  ½  0 1 ½  1 4.5
11  GM Fedoseev, Vladimir  RUS  2525 ½  0 ½  1 1 1 ½  4.5
12  GM Zhigalko, Sergei  BLR  2658 1 1 ½  ½  0 ½  1 4.5
13  GM Popov, Ivan  RUS  2599 ½  0 1 1 0 1 1 4.5
14  GM Bu, Xiangzhi  CHN  2670 ½  1 ½  1 ½  ½  ½  4.5
15  GM Andreikin, Dmitry  RUS  2688 1 ½  ½  ½  1 ½  ½  4.5
16  GM Safarli, Eltaj  AZE  2638 ½  ½  1 1 ½  ½  ½  4.5
17  GM Zhou, Jianchao  CHN  2619 1 0 ½  ½  ½  1 1 4.5
18  GM Rodshtein, Maxim  ISR  2634 1 1 ½  ½  1 0 ½  4.5
19  GM Gajewski, Grzegorz  POL  2616 1 ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 4.5
20  GM Caruana, Fabiano  ITA  2736 1 ½  1 0 1 1 0 4.5
21  GM Tomashevsky, Evgeny  RUS  2740 ½  1 ½  1 ½  ½  ½  4.5
22  IM Grigoryan, Karen H.  ARM  2482 0 1 ½  ½  ½  1 4.5

 

Picture from Chessbase.

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