Shock leader at Nakhchivan Chess after 5 rounds

The Nakhchivan Chess Open 2018, dedicated to the memory of former Azerbaijan President Heydar Aliyev

Standings after 5 rounds

The chess tournament runs from May 1st to 11th at the Nakhchivan Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan, and is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry, the Azerbaijan Chess Federation and Nakhchivan AR Chess Federation. First prize is USD $5,000. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.