Igor Lysyj (2686) maintains the lead by half a point and could become russia’s next champion if he doesn’t lose his game against Boris Grachev. Nepomniachtchi and Jakovenko must win their games in order to catch him up and tie in the 1st place.
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Standings after Round 8:
- Igor Lysyj (5.0)
- Dmitry Jakovenko, Ian Nepomniachtchi (4.5)
- Alexander Morozevich, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Denis Khismatullin (4.0)
- Peter Svidler, Sergey Karjakin, Nikita Vitiugov, Boris Grachev (3.5)
Round 9 (Final) Pairings:
Boris Grachev – Igor Lysyj
Peter Svidler – Vladimir Zvjagintsev
Alexander Morozevich – Sergey Karjakin
Denis Khismatullin – Dmitry Jakovenko
Ian Nepomniachtchi – Nikita Vitiugov
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