Latvian grandmaster Toms Kantans is still in the lead with two rounds to go. Eight round starts already at 9:00 AM CET. Toms' margin to the chasing group has closed to half a point since GM Kobo and GM Maiorov won their games in round 7. Kantans has 5,5 points, Kobo and Maiorov 5,0 points. India's chess prodigy Sankalp Gupta has had a strong tournament. He is in reach of taking an IM norm. That would be his second IM-norm on swedish soil, the first came in Rilton Cup 2016-2017..