All photos by Maria Emelianova
For some leaders, the sixth round represented a bad day at the office. This was the case for British GM Gawain Jones, who fell to Martyn Kravtsiv. As a result, he is now in 9th place, while Kravitsiv is tied for first.
For others, it was a simple draw... on the surface. Unsuspectingly, Laurent Fressinet agreed to a draw precisely when he had a shot that gave him excellent winning chances. See for yourself below.
Svane Rasmus was in good spirits, but fell to Baskaran Adhiban
The result was that Adhiban, the unexpected star of Tata Steel a couple of months ago, is now tied for first with 5.5/6
It was another fascinating battle by 11-year-old Paggnanandhaa, and this time against one of South America's top grandmasters, who has been very active on the European circuit this year. Eduardo Iturrizaga analyzes the game with Daniel King.
25-year-old IM S. Nitin is from India and has 3.5/6
Top seed Radoslaw Wojtaszek joins Daniel King to show his quick win in round six
GM Harika Dronavalli is the top female performer with 4.5/6
Makhija Aashna has 2.0/6
Top player from UAE, Salem Saleh, the 2015 Asian Champion, faced Mamedyarov's sister Turkan and goes over it, showing some of the dangers he had to avoid.
It might seem as if these two were just goofing off, but not so. They are both players and are both playing.
Taking a page out of Carlsen's playbook
|9||10||GM||Jones Gawain C B||ENG||2676||4,5||20,0||3,1|
|20||12||GM||Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo||VEN||2673||4,5||17,0||-2,5|
|26||49||GM||Vishnu Prasanna. V||IND||2534||4,5||15,0||3,4|
|30||76||IM||Viani Antonio Dcunha||IND||2410||4,0||18,0||8,8|
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