With a draw in round 5, Peter Svidler kept his lead at the Russian Championship in Nizhny Novgorod. Vladimir Kramnik won again and is now trailing by half a point, together with Nikita Vitiugov. In Bucharest Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu won against Wang Hao and in Bilbao Maxime Vachier-Lagrave defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.

Round 5 at the Russian Championship Superfinal | Photo © Eteri Kublashvili