14 February 2012, Kuala Lumpur – The top board is the highlight of the Aeroflot Open 2012 round 8. Eljanov takes on Bartel for sole leadership of the Aeroflot Open 2012. Both players are on 5.5 points after seven rounds and round 8 game will separate the boys from the men.
Last night, Eljanov stopped Korobov on top board of round 7, allowing Eljanov to take a shared leadership with Bartel. Meanwhile on board 2, GM Mateusz Bartel of Poland caused a stir by beating a higher rated Caruana of Italy. Round 8 tonight will be critical for those near the top of the table. A slight mistake can result in a loss or lead to a draw and losing precious points.
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