Anish Giri first spoiled Carlsen’s day by completely outplaying him but evened out the field by delivering the same result to Wesley So. The Dutchman is only a wildcard and cannot compete for overall tour points, but his games have had quite the impact on the standings.
Former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik had the second best result in blitz with 6/9. He remains in fifth place, 3.5 points behind the leaders.
Ian Nepomnichtchi started the rapid off strongly, but is having difficulty scoring a lot of points. Fan favorite Levon Aronian and five-time World Champion Vishy Anand are also out of contention.
Event wildcards Vassily Ivanchuk and Baadur Jobava seem to be outclassed by the rest of the field, with the latter only scoring two draws in eighteen games.