30 June 2018

Alexey Sarana Leads Russian Championship Higher League Before Free Day

Elena Tomilova heads the women's tournament.

The fifth round of the Russian Championship Higher League was played in Yaroslavl. Alexey Sarana, who defeated Artyom Timofeev, is leading the race in the open tournament with 4.5 points. 11 players are one point behind.

The games Motylev - Sarana, Inarkiev - Alekseenko, Konalia - Paravyan, Zvjaginsev - Popov, Timofeev - Rakhmanov, and Ponkratov - Oparin will be played in round 6.

Elena Tomilova is leading the pack in the women's event with 4.5 points out of 5. Evgenija Ovod, Oksana Gritsayeva, and Tatjana Vasilevich are trailing by half a point. 

Round 5 will see the following leaders' games: Tomilova - Vasilevich and Gritsayeva - Ovod.

July 1st is the tournament's free day.

Round 6 pairings

Tournament page

Photos by Dmitry Kryakvin