Three are leading Aeroflot

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After six rounds at the Aeroflot Open, Maxim Rodshtein (Israel), Ian Nepomniachtchi and Alexei Dreev (both from Russia) are tied for the lead with five points.

In the third round, Nepomniachtchi had beaten Dreev nicely. Here's the game, and a short interview produced by Europe-Echecs, who are back in Moscow:

In the second round, Rodshtein showed that he has studied IQP positions thouroughly:

Yesterday Rodshtein beat one of the strongest participants, Viorel Bologan:

Today, Dreev regained his first spot with a very nice victory with Black against the winner of the Moscow Open, Artyom Timofeev.

Nepomniachtchi and Rodsthein, who were leading with 4.5 out of 5, drew their game today. You would expect them to shake hands within a few moves in such a situation, but luckily these youngsters aren't lacking any fighting spirit yet:

After the game, Robert Fontaine (Europe-Echecs) also interviewed Maxim:

Standings after 6 rounds (top 30):


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