Grischuk, Karjakin and Ding Liren share 2-4 places.
The eighth round of the sixth tournament in memory of Vugar Gashimov was played in Shamkir on April 8. Magnus Carlsen defeated Sergey Karjakin to become the winner of the super tournament for the fourth time.
Alexander Grischuk bested David Navara, Ding Liren outplayed Veselin Topalov, while the games Radjabov - Anand and Giri - Mamedyarov were drawn.
Standings after round 8:
1. Magnus Carlsen - 6
2-4. Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk, Ding Liren - 4.5
5-6. Viswanathan Anand, Teimour Radjabov - 4
8-7. David Navara, Veselin Topalov - 3.5
9. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 3
10. Anish Giri - 2.5.
Round 9 pairings:
Anand - Topalov, Navara - Radjabov, Carlsen - Grischuk, Mamedyarov - Karjakin, Ding Liren - Giri
The final 9th round will start at 1 p.m. (Moscow time).