February, 7, 2008
One half of Moscow Open 2008 passed
The leader of tournament «Open A» Alexandr Riazantsev (Russia) lost his first half a point at the game with Russian cup holder 2007 Artem Timofeev (Russia).The game continued to the last drop of blood and ended in a draw on 56th move. It gave an opportunity for some pursuers who won to catch up the leader. There are Alexandr Riazantsev, Zahar Efimov (Ukraine), Volkov Sergey (Russia), Lastin Alexander (Russia), Oleksienko Mikhailo (Ukraine) in the top of the table after the 5th round.
It is important to note, that in the 5th round chess-players from tournament with a shortcut schedule (6 and 7-day) added to the main tournament «Open A». All told, there are 304 chess-players from 27 countries at tournament «Open A», 96 of them are Grandmasters and 75 are International masters.
At tournament «Open Â» in 5th round all leaders’ games ended with results. Winning next victories, there are Vladilen Karlson (Russia), Alexandr Spichkin (Russia), Khojayan Vardan (Armenia) in the top of the table. All of them have 5 points.
The main game at women tournament «Open C» between Anna Ushenina (Ukraine) and Elena Tairova (Russian) ended in a draw. Their pursuers used the opportunity: Anna Muzychuk (Slovakia) defeated Evgenia Kuzevanova (Russia) on points and Svetlana Vasilkova (Russia) defeated Zoja Severiukhina (Russia). After the 5th round leaders have 5 points and 12 chess-players have 4 points.
Therefore, nobody have 4 out of 4. Four rounds are before.
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