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