After six rounds, ten participants still have a chance to qualify for the four-player playoff that starts after round 7. On board 1 today, Javokhir Sindarov and Sipke Ernst played a fascinating game which ended in a draw although Ernst was a rook up against two pawns. It turned out that the young Uzbek had a fortress. On board 2 and 3, Jan Werle and Viktoriia Kirchei missed wins against Thomas Beerdsen and Akash Ganesan respectively.
As a result, no less than seven players are now on 4.5 points. Sindarov has 5.5, Ernst and Werle 5. Werle is playing Sindarov tomorrow, and Ernst faces Italian GM Pier Luigi Basso, who is one of the seven contenders.