According to my calculation, 9 players tied for first at the World Open. They are:

GMs Nakamura, Chanda, Stripunsky, Mikhalevski, Becerra, Yudasin, Akobian, Najer and Shabalov. All players with 6 points after 8 rounds drew the last round. Shabalov defeated Perelshteyn in the last round to catch up with the leaders.

Round 9
July 04, 2007
Games by MonRoi

[Section – Board 1] Nakamura, Hikaru vs Mikhalevski, Victor 1/2-1/2
[Section – Board 2] Chanda, Sandipan vs Stripunsky, Alexander 1/2-1/2
[Section – Board 3] Yudasin, Leonid vs Becerra, Julio 1/2-1/2
[Section – Board 4] Akobian, Varuzhan vs Najer, Evgeny 1/2-1/2
[Section – Board 6] Perelshteyn, Eugene vs Shabalov, Alexander 0-1

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