After 9 rounds, Grischuk and Gashimov are tied for the lead with 6 points. Grischuk had the clear lead coming into this round but was held to a draw by Akopian. In the mead time, Gashimov defeated Mamedyarov to regain a share of the lead.

Round 9 results:

Gashimov, Vugar

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar

1-0

Jakovenko, Dmitry

Kasimdzhanov, Rustam

1-0

Wang Yue

Cheparinov, Ivan

1-0

Eljanov, Pavel

Radjabov, Teimour

0-1

Inarkiev, Ernesto

Lékó, Peter

½-½

Alekseev, Evgeny

Bacrot, Etienne

½-½

Akopian, Vladimir

Grischuk, Alexander

½-½



Standings after 9 rounds:

1-2.

Gashimov, Vugar

AZE

2703

6

1-2.

Grischuk, Alexander

RUS

2719

6

3-4.

Jakovenko, Dmitry

RUS

2737

3-4.

Radjabov, Teimour

AZE

2751

5-7.

Inarkiev, Ernesto

RUS

2669

5-7.

Bacrot, Etienne

FRA

2705

5-7.

Wang Yue

CHN

2736

8-11.

Cheparinov, Ivan

BUL

2696

4

8-11.

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar

AZE

2731

4

8-11.

Lékó, Peter

HUN

2747

4

8-11.

Alekseev, Evgeny

RUS

2715

4

12-14.

Akopian, Vladimir

ARM

2679

12-14.

Kasimdzhanov, Rustam

UZB

2672

12-14.

Eljanov, Pavel

UKR

2720



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