Tuesday, 26 February 2013 06:06
Six players are on 6,5 out of 8 with two rounds to play. Ding Liren has sneeked up on the leaders after some mistakes early in the tournament. The new 2700-club member, Wesley So has white versus Dziuba of Poland in the penultimate round and Gajewski has white vs the young Chinese sensation Wei Yi.
None of the top four seeds are on 6,5 but Giri, Cheparinov and Navara all have 6 points, while Vachier-Lagrave has fallen out of contention with two losses in a row.
Round 9 top pairings:
GM Ding Liren 2709 - GM Eljanov Pavel 2678
GM So Wesley 2684 - GM Dziuba Marcin 2602
GM Gajewski Grzegorz 2644 - IM Wei Yi 2501
GM Giri Anish 2722 - GM L'ami Erwin 2622
GM Navara David 2710 - GM Amin Bassem 2631
GM Cheparinov Ivan 2709 - GM Yilmaz Mustafa 2531
GM Stefansson Hannes 2496 - GM Yu Yangyi 2688
GM Jones Gawain 2637 - GM Grandelius Nils 2566
IM Guramishvili Sopiko 2414 - GM Sokolov Ivan 2644
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