This afternoon’s clash of leaders will probably lead one of them to the final victory.
Trailing by half a point are German Grandmaster Matthias Bluembaum and Azeri Grandmaster Eltaj Safarli, who will play their eighth round game this afternoon.
Adding to the block of players with 5.5 points, Italian Daniil Dvirnyy will find Hans Niemann, who has 5 points, in the opposite chair.
On the fourth board, the duel between the Spanish Grandmasters Paco Vallejo and Daniil Yuffa is expected, both still with mathematical possibilities of winning the tournament, and on the fifth board, the Austrian Valentin Dragnev will have to face the Chinese Yangyi Yu.
The tournament has the participation of 60 absolute and female Grandmasters and with a total of 175 participants from 43 countries, has achieved the highest average ELO score in the history of Spain for an open event.