Topalov is on a tear. He scored 3.5 points in his last 4 games and is leading by 1.5 points going into the last round.

Round 9 results:

Svidler 0-1 Topalov
Bu 1/2 Aronian
Movsesian 1/2 Ivanchuk

Standings after 9 rounds:

1. Topalov Veselin 2791 6.5 2910
2-3. Bu Xiangzhi 2714 5.0 2798
2-3. Aronian Levon 2757 5.0 2795
4. Svidler Peter 2727 4.0 2712
4. Movsesian Sergei 2732 3.5 2671
6. Ivanchuk Vassily 2786 3.0 2622

Final round matchups:

Topalov Veselin – Movsesian Sergei
Ivanchuk Vassily – Bu Xiangzhi
Aronian Levon – Svidler Peter

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