The two bottom-dwellers at the end of the previous round won this time in the penultimate round of Altibox Norway Chess 2017.
Magnus Carlsen defeated his previous challenger, Sergey Karjakin, while Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won against Vladimir Kramnik.
The rest of the games were drawn.[replay]
Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Round 8 Results
Thus, Levon Aronian still leads leading to the final round with 5.5 points (3 wins and 5 draws), followed closely behind by Hikaru Nakamura with 5 points.
Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Ranking after Round 8
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