When was the last time Kramnik, Gelfand, and Shirov all have a minus record in the same tournament? This is exactly what’s happening here. They are all on the negative side with just one round to go.

Round 8 results:

Karjakin, Sergey – Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0
Aronian, Levon – Grischuk, Alexander ½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Wang Hao 1-0
Nakamura, Hikaru – Gelfand, Boris ½
Shirov, Alexei – Eljanov, Pavel 1-0

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