After 6 rounds, some lesser known but talented players are at the top of 2006 Russian Championship.

Here are some of the leaders:

4.5 GM Inarkiev, Ernesto (I met this very nice and talented young man when I visited Moscow earlier this year), GM Timofeev, Artyom, GM Khismatullin, Denis

4.0 GM Malakhov, Vladimir, GM Tomashevsky, Evgeny, GM Khalifman, Alexander, GM Dreev, Alexey, Motylev, Alexander, Grigoriants, Sergey, GM Landa, Konstantin and IM Vitiugov, Nikita

The top Russian woman of the tournament is Kosteniuk with 2 points. According to her publicist, she had a convincing performance against IM Dmitry Sitnikov. Congratulations to Alexandra for a nice game.

Here is the official website of the tournament.
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