All of the six top matches in title contention concluded decisively, with Arik Braun once again ahead of the field after outplaying Wesley So with two rounds left to play. It could have been an eight-way logjam at the summit had Wesley managed to draw his game.

Standings after Round 11:

8.5 Braun
8.0 Rodshtein
8.0 Nguyen
8.0 Howell
8.0 Safarli
8.0 Negi
8.0 Gupta
7.5 So

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