The encounter between Rodshtein and So was a highly theoretical Grünfeld where the Phillipine GM seemed to improve on known theory and equalize easily. Later after obtaining good piece play Wesley So finished off with a nice combination.
|Name||Country||Rating||Result||Name||Country||Rating||Number of moves|
|Dmitry Andreikin||RUS||2650||0.5-0.5||Evgeny Tomashevsky||RUS||2708||22|
|David Howell||ENG||2616||0.5-0.5||Anish Giri||NED||2672||27|
|Maxime Vachier-Lagrave||FRA||2723||0.5-0.5||Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son||VIE||2617||54|
|Maxim Rodshtein||ISR||2609||0-1||Wesley So||PHI||2674||39|
|Parimarjan Negi||IND||2615||0-1||Fabiano Caruana||ITA||2697||28|
The other decisive result saw Negi avoiding theory with a rather tame Closed Sicilian. Caruana played actively and obtained the initiative and won quickly as the Indian blundered under pressure.
|4th-8th||Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son||VIE||2617||1.5|
In second place there are two players, Tomashevsky and Caruana, both having won one game and made two draws.
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