I'd like to respond to a few of the points made in this thread.
1. The play on Monday was the first stage of a two day event. From that a minimum of 250 players were to qualify for the second stage yesterday. After adjusting the scores (see below), all players scoring 5 points or more were invited to play yesterday; that was 267 players.
2. Games played by those disqualified for cheating were re-scored as wins for their opponents. As a result 11 players scored 7/7, as opposed to 4, including 2 disqualified players, on the original list. No-one suffered, except marginally in that there were a few more qualifiers for Day 2 than there would have been had the re-scoring not been done.
3. All the disqualifications recommended by Chess.com were indeed subject to review by the arbiters prior to implementation.
4. One of the advantages of the two stage process is that in some marginal cases you can allow the players to proceed to Day 2 and await further evidence. I know that this happened with a few players.
5. The Chess.com results of Day 2 have now appeared at https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/e ... &players=1
. If I have counted correctly, a further 5 players have been disqualified, including those in the top 2 places.
6. The official results have not yet appeared on ChessResults, possibly because the decisions about how to handle the results of the games played by the disqualified players are less straightforward. Ian Thompson's comments* upthread are not correct in respect of Day 1, but they could have some validity in relation to Day 2.
7. One thing which I can say without fear of being refuted subsequently is that the arbiters are working extremely hard.
Edit: *I was referring to the following comments by Ian:
Ian Thompson wrote: ↑
Sun May 17, 2020 9:35 pm
Assuming these players were cheating, they've seriously affected the chances of quite a few other players qualifying for the next stage. The score to guarantee qualification to the next stage was 6/7, with 5.5 and a good tie-break also being good enough. Tough to do that if you've already lost a point to a cheat.