In group 50+ Open, leaders Conny Holst (SWE) and GM Simen Agdestein (NOR) both won their games, and are still joint at the top of the table with 6p from 7 games. Conny beat Simen in their tie earlier in the tournament, and is therefore ahead. A group of 5 players follow 1 p behind, so most likely the winner will be either the Swede or the Norwegian. 2 games to go!

In 50+ Women, leader WIM Birgitte Burchardt (GER) drew with fellow German WFM Olga Borkholz, who is second. Birgitte still leads with 0,5 p and has a game in hand.

IN 65+ Open all top 5 tables were drawn, so no changes there: GM Leif Øgaard (NOR) still leads 0,5 p ahead of a group of 9 players. In round 8 Leif, who is second ranked,  meets top seed GM Vladislav Vorotnikov (RUS) in an important game.

In 65+ Women, the two top players drew their games, som no changes there either, with GM Nona Gaprindashvili (GEO) 0,5 p ahead of WGM Elena Fatalibekova (RUS).

Round 8 is played on Saturday August 11th, at 3 p.m.