Local players Ed Player and Adam Taylor both scored 5 points. Adam should gain some rating points, but Ed might lose a few.
The Chess Grand Tour has reached Round 7 (out of nine). Current leader is Wesley So, the latest GM to attain the 2800 rating level. He is on five points, closely followed by Fabiano Caruana on 4½ points. The only English player in the event, Michael Adams, is on three points.
The photo above shows the stage and auditorium at the Olympia Conference Centre where the tournament is being held.