America’s top GM Hikaru Nakamura is leading Donostia by 1/2 point going into the final round. But he will have Black against former FIDE world champion Kasimdzhanov.

Another former FIDE world champion, GM Ponomariov, who is currently in 2nd place, will have White against GM Vallejo-Pons.

Will it be a quick draw on the top board to give Hikaru at least a share of 1st place or will we see a Kramnik scenario in Dortmund where he took care of business with his own victory?

Here are the final round matchups:

Name Elo Res. Name Elo
GM San Segundo Carrillo, Pablo 2570 GM Karpov, Anatoly 2644
GM Ponomariov, Ruslan 2727 GM Vallejo Pons, Francisco 2693
GM Granda, Julio 2647 GM Svidler, Peter 2739
GM Movsesian, Sergei 2716 GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2703
GM Kasimdzhanov, Rustam 2672 GM Nakamura, Hikaru 2710

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