1. Unive: So now it's official. Vladimir Kramnik finished the tournament off with a quick and easy draw with Judit Polgar, winning with a fine 4.5-1.5 score that put him 1.5 points clear of the field. Anish Giri pushed Maxime Vachier-Lagrave for a long time in the other game before acquiescing in the day's second draw. Still, it was good enough to keep Giri in clear second place with a 50% score, half a point ahead of Vachier-Lagrave and a point ahead of Polgar. In rating news, Kramnik lost a point for the draw, but if he doesn't play again before the next official list comes out his 2799.6 will be rounded up to 2800.
Turning now to the open event. American Aleksandr Lenderman and Ukranian Ilya Nyzhnyk took turns leading all tournament long, and entered the last round tied for first with 6.5/8. Which player won the tournament? Neither. Lenderman was ground down by Sergei Tiviakov; Nyzhnyk was upended by Sipke Ernst; and a third winner was Robin Van Kampen, on the strength of his victory over Stewart Haslinger.