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22/02/11 - Kasymjanov among leaders at Aeroflot Open

posted 19 Jan 2012, 07:39 by Ambasciata Uzbekistan

Rustam Kasymjanov of Uzbekistan, who is participating in the group A of the international chess festival Aeroflot Open 2011 in Moscow, is one of the main contenders for the top prize.

In the fifth round, Kasymjanov defeated the FIDE master from Russia Ivan Bukavshin.

In the sixth round, Kasymjanov faced Le Quang Lem of Vietnam. Last November, Kasimjanov defeated his Vietnamese opponent twice during the Guangzhou Asian Games.

This time, the meeting with Le Quang Lem ended in a draw.

In the seventh round, Kasymjanov, who is among leaders with 4.5 points, will play against Russian grandmaster Nikita Vityugov.