Excitement in the last few rounds!

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Six players are on 6,5 out of 8 with 2 rounds to play! Ding Liren has sneeked up on the leaders after some early mistakes. The new 2700-club member, Wesley So also 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 4 seeds are on 6,5 but Giri, Cheparinov and Navara all have 6 points but Vachier-Lagrave has fallen out of contention with two losses in a row.

There will almost be guaranteed drama in the last two rounds! Check the pairings: 9th round

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