After a couple of successful rounds Victorian players Dusan Stojic and Nur Yachou both lost their 7th round games yesterday against strong opposition.
While Pinoy player Wesley So got his campaign back on track by drawing against GM Faruk Bistric.
Three players are leading the tournament on 6 points: GMs Sargissian, Fedorchuk and Tigran Petrossian. Here is a quick win by Sargissian over Darmen Sadvakasov in yesterday's round.
8th Dubai Open
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 b6 5. Bg5 Bb7 6. Nd2 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. d5 exd5 9. cxd5 O-O 10. e4 Re8 11. Be2 Qe7 12. f3 d6 13. Bb5 Nbd7 14. O-O g5 15. Bg3 Nh5 16. f4 Nxg3 17. hxg3 c4 18. Bxd7 Qxd7 19. Qh5 Kg7 20. Kh2 f6 21. fxg5 fxg5 22. Rf6 Re7 23. Rxh6 1-0