GM Sune Berg Hansen won yet again while second placed GM Nigel Short drew, so Hansen is a full point clear at 7.5/8. A final-round draw will be sufficient to secure top prize, but with a win Hansen may achieve the magical 2600 rating – let’s see if he goes for it.
5 players share 3rd place with 6/8: IM Sunil Mokal Prathamesh, GM Dzhumaev Marat, IM Lahiri Atanu, IM Ansell Simon and IM Ashwin Jayaram.
In the challenger group, leaders Joel Pacuribot will play Andrew Horton-Kitchlew in the final round.
Stephane Reinert, local player Issara Vitithum and WFM Swati Mahota are half a point behind with 5/6.