Vladislav Artemiev, 19, shares the fourth-round lead while Andrey Episenko, 15, has drawn with top seeds
Moscow Aeroflot, one of the world’s great opens, reaches its critical rounds this weekend (noon GMT start, free and live online viewing) at the Cosmos Hotel. Aeroflot vies with Tradewise Gibraltar for premier status and the differences between them are interesting.
Gibraltar boasts GMs from the world top 10, almost all the best women players, a wide mix of nationalities and a fine offboard social programme. Aeroflot targets the GMs from the top 50-200 with ambitions to reach the elite and has an impressive array of junior talent, though its geographical mix is narrower.