Round 3 of the Aeroflot Open chess tournament was held in Moscow with four Armenian players out of five competing in A tournament winning their games. Armenian players Hayk Martirosyan, Tigran Petrosyan, Manuel Petrosyan, Shant Sargsyan claimed victories against Chinese players, Aram Hakobyan played draw.
Krishnan Sasikiran and Maksim Chigaev won their third games in a row and now share the lead at the Aeroflot Open. Eight players are in close pursuit a half point behind, with Armenian grandmaster Hayk Martirosyan in the pack. Tigran Petrosyan and Manuel Petrosyan have scored 2 points, Shant Sargsyan 1.5 and
The Aeroflot Open in Moscow is one of the strongest open tournaments of the world. In the A-Group 101 players take part, and almost all of them are International Masters or Grandmasters. 76 participants have a rating of 2500+.