Standings after 8 rounds (top 20)
After 8 rounds, Chess GMs Neiksans and Meskovs lead Baltic Chess Zonal with 6 points.
The 2018 Baltic Chess Zonal - Palanga is a 9-round Swiss chess tournament taking place from June 14-20, 2018 in Palanga, Lithuania.
This is the second of three Baltic Zonal chess tournaments and the overall winner qualifies for the 2019 Chess World Cup.
Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.