five players sharing second
IM Fidel Corrales Jimenez leading Ciutat de Balaguer open by a full point after round 7. He has 6,5/7 and defeated convincingly GM Delchev, GM Aroshidze, WFM Tsatsalashvili, IM Roder, etc. The only draw was against the untitled Swapnil (IND).
Second place with 5,5/7 is shared by five players – last year’s winner GM Delchev, GM Burmakin, GM Bruzon, GM Gupta, and GM Sergey Kasparov. Other 8 players are with 5,0/7 – GM Balkan, IM Bhat, IM Kovacevic, GM Aroshidze, IM Roder, Swanpnil, FM Colas,and FM Lorenzo.
Round 8 top boards will see the interesting games GM Burmakin – IM Fidel Corrales, GM Gupta – GM Delchev, and GM Kasparov – GM Bruzon.