Moscow Open round 5

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The strong field, together with the many titled players and close ratings of the top participants, make Moscow Open 2008 one of the most exciting tournaments of the year. After five rounds GM Efimenko, GM Volkov, GM Riazantsev, GM Lastin, and GM Oleksienko are leading with 4,5/5. They are closely followed by GM Jobava, GM Kazhgaleyev, GM Inarkiev, GM Zvjaginsev, and 15 more players with 4,0/5.

Upsets in such a strong field are not absent as well. GM Tiviakov is having hard time and is sharing 29th place with 3,5/5. Even worse is the situation of the number one seeded GM Akopian, who is out of the top 50 with 3,0/5. The same points have strong GMs as GM Rodshtein, GM Sutovsky, GM Macieja, GM Vitiugov, GM Iordachescu, GM Burmakin, etc.

Round 5 results

GM Timofeev Artyom 1/2 – 1/2 GM Riazantsev Alexander

GM Savchenko Boris 1/2 – 1/2 GM Jobava Baadur

GM Efimenko Zahar 1 – 0 GM Glek Igor V

GM Volkov Sergey 1 – 0 GM Svetushkin Dmitry

GM Novikov Stanislav 1/2 – 1/2 GM Kuzubov Yuriy

IM Yudin Sergei 0 – 1 GM Lastin Alexander

IM Zherebukh Yaroslav 1/2 – 1/2 GM Lysyj Igor

GM Oleksienko Mikhailo 1 – 0 GM Naumkin Igor

GM Motylev Alexander 1 – 0 GM Gasanov Eldar

GM Yemelin Vasily 1 – 0 GM Akopian Vladimir

Women section

The women section of Moscow Open is having a close race for the first place. The top 20 players are at just half a point distance, with IM Ushenina, WIM Vasilkova, IM Muzychuk, and IM Tairova with 4,5/5, followed by IM Lahno, WGM Kovanova, IM Krush, IM Harika, WGM Zhukova, etc. with 4,0/5

Round 5 results

IM Tairova Elena 1/2 – 1/2 IM Ushenina Anna

IM Gvetadze Sopio 1/2 – 1/2 IM Krush Irina

Kuzevanova Evgenia 0 – 1 IM Muzychuk Anna

WGM Zhukova Natalia 1/2 – 1/2 WGM Kovanova Baira

WIM Vasilkova Svetlana 1 – 0 WFM Severiukhina Zoja

WGM Manakova Maria 1/2 – 1/2 IM Danielian Elina

WFM Bodnaruk Anastasia 1 – 0 WGM Pogonina Natalija

IM Lahno Kateryna 1 – 0 WFM Fominykh Maria

WFM Paikidze Nazi 0 – 1 IM Harika Dronavalli

IM Matveeva Svetlana 1 – 0 WGM Fatalibekova Elena

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GM Emil Sutovsky of Israel

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GM Evgeny Najer on the left

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The expressions on the faces do not reflect the scores on the board
While Amonatov is with 2,5/5, Jobava is constantly orbiting the first place

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Akopian is not having his best tournament and is with only 3,0/5. Can he make a comeback?

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The coach of the Russian national team GM Motylev and the top Bangladesh player Emanul Hossain in action

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Current leader GM Alexander Riazantsev. He was Anatoly Karpov’s coach during Valjevo Gorenje 2007

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Arkadij Naiditsch of Germany

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GM Sergei Tiviakov, in trademarked red cardigan, talking to GM Alexander Areshchenko

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Zvyagintsev is always walking around the hall and observing the other games

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Najer in action in Moscow

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Emil Sutovsky has all the chances to climb up the table and fight for the first places at the Moscow Open

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Potos by Eugene Atarov from the Official site