Both players on six points, Jobava and Efimenko, had the advantage of playing with the white pieces, however they were floating down to the highest-ranked players on 5.5. Before the eighth round there were two on six, nine on 5.5 and 37 players on 5 points.
Here are the results on the leading tables.
Efimenko only drew but Jobava won yet again!
|1||GM||Baadur Jobava (6)||GEO||2695||1-0||GM||Zoltan Almasi (5.5)||HUN||2720|
|2||GM||Zahar Efimenko (6)||UKR||2640||0.5-0.5||GM||Vladimir Akopian (5.5)||ARM||2688|
|3||GM||Ian Nepomniachtchi (5.5)||RUS||2656||1-0||GM||Ernesto Inarkiev (5.5)||RUS||2667|
|4||GM||Alexander Riazantsev (5.5)||RUS||2660||0-1||GM||Ivan Sokolov (5.5)||BIH||2638|
|5||GM||Rauf Mamedov (5.5)||AZE||2639||0.5-0.5||GM||Denis Khismatullin (5.5)||RUS||2657|
|6||GM||Francisco Vallejo Pons (5)||ESP||2708||0.5-0.5||GM||Bojan Vuckovic (5.5)||SRB||2630|
|7||GM||Pavel Tregubov (5)||RUS||2625||0.5-0.5||GM||Sergei Movsesian (5)||SVK||2709|
|8||GM||Nidjat Mamedov (5)||AZE||2623||0.5-0.5||GM||David Navara (5)||CZE||2708|
|9||GM||Alexander Motylev (5)||RUS||2705||0.5-0.5||GM||Viorel Iordachescu (5)||MDA||2621|
|10||GM||Robert Markus (5)||SRB||2618||0.5-0.5||GM||Michael Adams (5)||ENG||2704|
|11||GM||Evgeny Vorobiov (5)||RUS||2616||0.5-0.5||GM||Evgeny Tomashevsky (5)||RUS||2701|
|12||GM||Evgeny Alekseev (5)||RUS||2700||0.5-0.5||GM||Zbynek Hracek (5)||CZE||2615|
Note Sokolov's win with Black, which means he will play with White tomorrow.
In the Women's tournament, after seven rounds, there was one player on six points, six on 5.5 and thirteen on five.
The European champion will almost certainly come from one of these twenty players.
|1||GM||Monika Socko (6)||POL||2465||0.5-0.5||GM||Pia Cramling (5.5)||SWE||2523|
|2||IM||Yelena Dembo (5.5)||GRE||2457||0.5-0.5||GM||Antoaneta Stefanova (5.5)||BUL||2555|
|3||IM||Viktorija Cmilyte (5.5)||LTU||2485||1-0||GM||Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant (5.5)||SCO||2447|
|4||IM||Anna Muzychuk (5)||SLO||2533||1-0||WGM||Lilit Galojan (5.5)||ARM||2380|
|5||IM||Eva Moser (5)||AUT||2437||0-1||GM||Tatiana Kosintseva (5)||RUS||2524|
|6||IM||Mariya Muzychuk (5)||UKR||2444||0.5-0.5||GM||Marie Sebag (5)||FRA||2506|
|7||IM||Marina Romanko (5)||RUS||2409||0.5-0.5||IM||Lela Javakhishvili (5)||GEO||2500|
|8||WGM||Natalia Zhukova (5)||UKR||2492||1-0||IM||Iweta Rajlich (5)||POL||2459|
|9||WGM||Anastasia Savina (5)||RUS||2391||0-1||GM||Hoang Thanh Trang (5)||HUN||2487|
|10||IM||Almira Skripchenko (4.5)||FRA||2456||0-1||IM||Nino Khurtsidze (5)||GEO||2434|
The leader Monika Socko had White and down-floated to veteran contender Pia Cramling. The game was drawn which gave a chance for her closest rivals to catch her up, one of whom managed to do so.
After Sunday's games, two players share the lead on 6.5 points, Monika Socko along with Viktorija Cmilyte who overcame Arakhamia.
On six points there are eight players including several of the top seeds.
More information on the official tournament site