After 7 rounds, Sasikiran has the sole lead with 6 points, followed by a 6-way tie for 2nd with 5.5.

Leaders after 7:

Rank SNo.
Name Rtg FED Typ Pts vict
1 13 GM K. Sasikiran 2653 IND
6 5
2 46 GM K. Chernyshov 2556 RUS
5
3 17 GM E. Bareev 2643 RUS
4
4 16 GM Q. Le 2647 VIE
4
5 15 GM E. Inarkiev 2649 RUS
4
6 3 GM V. Bologan 2692 MDA
4
7 21 GM F. Amonatov 2634 TJK
4
8 63 GM R. Khusnutdinov 2513 KAZ
5 5
9 1 GM A. Motylev 2697 RUS
5 4
10 35 IM M. Matlakov 2587 RUS
5 4
11 24 GM S. Azarov 2622 BLR
5 4
12 20 GM D. Andreikin 2635 RUS
5 4
13 6 GM I. Kurnosov 2668 RUS
5 4
14 91 FM A. Reshetnikov 2447 RUS
5 4
15 58 GM A. Shimanov 2535 RUS U18 5 4
16 23 GM S. Volkov 2623 RUS
5 4
17 56 GM E. Gasanov 2536 UKR
5 4
18 36 GM K. Miton 2586 POL
5 4
19 53 GM S. Dvoirys 2539 RUS
5 4
20 4 GM X. Bu 2673 CHN
5 3
21 12 GM B. Grachev 2653 RUS
5 3
22 2 GM S. Rublevsky 2697 RUS
5 3
23 32 GM V. Belov 2595 RUS
5 3
24 71 IM A. Ipatov 2497 ESP U18 5 3
25 25 GM E. Vorobiov 2621 RUS
5 3
26 54 GM A. Kharitonov 2538 RUS
5 3

Round 8 top board pairings:

Bo. SNo.
Name Pts Res. Pts
Name SNo.
1 16 GM Le Quang Liem 6 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 13
2 17 GM Bareev Evgeny GM Bologan Viktor 3
3 21 GM Amonatov Farrukh GM Inarkiev Ernesto 15
4 1 GM Motylev Alexander 5 GM Chernyshov Konstantin 46
5 2 GM Rublevsky Sergei 5 5 IM Matlakov Maxim 35
6 4 GM Bu Xiangzhi 5 5 GM Dvoirys Semen I 53
7 6 GM Kurnosov Igor 5 5 GM Miton Kamil 36
8 12 GM Grachev Boris 5 5 GM Kharitonov Alexandr 54
9 20 GM Andreikin Dmitry 5 5 GM Gasanov Eldar 56
10 23 GM Volkov Sergey 5 5 GM Shimanov Aleksandr 58
11 63 GM Khusnutdinov Rustam 5 5 GM Azarov Sergei 24
12 91 FM Reshetnikov Alexey 5 5 GM Vorobiov Evgeny E 25
13 71 IM Ipatov Alexander 5 5 GM Belov Vladimir 32
14 55 GM Zinchenko Yaroslav GM Zhigalko Sergei 7
15 8 GM Najer Evgeniy GM Panarin Mikhail 62
16 60 GM Gabrielian Artur GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 11
17 65 GM Kabanov Nikolai GM Savchenko Boris 19
18 66 GM Shcherbakov Ruslan GM Sjugirov Sanan 29
19 40 GM Rychagov Andrey IM Shinkevich Vitaly 67
20 72 GM Krapivin Alexander GM Shomoev Anton 44

Full pairings here.

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