Ok. There was no first round Karusevich this time. Artur lost to Vladislav Bondarenko (UKR) 46 63 36
Actually he played much better than in Moscow and Sergiev Posad but it wasn't enough just like if he himself didn't believe he could win. Seems he still can't get over the loss in Almaty when he could have won in two sets but lost in three.
btw where are pics from Balashikha? I have seen only photos of one megasuperphotograf