Here we have the 1st board clash between current leader GM Arman Pashikian who yesterday beat GM Igor Kurnosov will face his stiff challenge from GM Etienne Bacrot. We will see two Asian representative GM Zhou Weiqi against GM Alexander Moiseenko and GM Jianchoa Zhou against GM Gabriel Sargissian. GM Igor Kurnosov who suffered his first lost hope to regain back his momentum will face GM Borki Predojevic and GM Sergei Zhihalko playing against Russian GM Vladimit Potkin.
|1||GM Pashikian, Arman||6||ARM||2621||GM Bacrot, Etienne||5.5||FRA||2722|
|2||GM Moiseenko, Alexander||5.5||UKR||2676||GM Zhou, Weiqi||5.5||CHN||2542|
|3||GM Kurnosov, Igor||5.5||RUS||2602||GM Predojevic, Borki||5.5||BIH||2650|
|4||GM Zhigalko, Sergei||5.5||BLR||2587||GM Potkin, Vladimir||5.5||RUS||2613|
|5||GM Sargissian, Gabriel||5||ARM||2677||GM Zhou, Jianchao||5.5||CHN||2612|