8. GM Smerdon (2513) – GM Aronian (2805) 1/2-1/2
Here Smerdon holds a draw down an exchange against Aronian. Quite an impressive effort by someone who I’m sure you’re all familiar with (on account of his videos and commentary).
7. GM McNab (2441) – GM Mamedyarov (2743) 1/2-1/2
For the second time McNab has managed to hold Mamedyarov to a draw in an Olympiad. Aside from a few inaccuracies there weren’t very many points where one side was clearly better.