Aeroflot Open heats up
Surprise leader after 5 rounds
At the half way point of the Moscow super-open a young Russian grandmaster and prodigy, Vladimir Artemiev, finds himself in the lead with 4.5 points. Artemiev defeated Bologan in round 5. Followed closely behind him are 3 players each with 4 points, Petrosian, Lysyj and Kovalev. There are still 4 rounds to go and so an exciting second half is expected.
19-year old Vladimir Artemiev
gm Artemiev – gm Bologan Moscow 24.2.2018 (1-0)