8th round a key game for Jobava

In the 8th round, Jobava will be facing Russian GM Grigoriy Oparin. “This will be a key game in the tournament for me. A win here with the black pieces and then I will have a good chance to also win the next game with the white pieces and then I might be able to fight for a Top 20 place”, Jobava commented briefly yesterday on his chances on improving his current ranking in the overall standings.

Photos courtesy Maria Emelianova at chess.com and FIDE Grand Swiss Isle of Man International.

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