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Top seeded Sergei Tiviakov is now the sole leader with 4.5/5 after beating a visibly disappointed R.R. Laxman.
Earlier Nguyen Anh Dung and John Paul Gomez decided to preserve energy and had a quick draw to share second to eighth places on 4/5 with Moulthun Ly who managed a win over Deepan Chakkravarthy in what looked like an equal ending, Richard Bitoon and M.K. Venkatesh who had a long hard fought game, Niaz Murshed who beat Irene Sukandar and Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy who crushed Nelson Mariano III.