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So good for Wesley, so bad for Negi

Wesley So won his second game with Black, this time against Maxim Rodshtein, to take the lead on 2.5/3.
At the other end of the table Parimarjan Negi loses again to find himself on a lonely 0/3.

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.

NameCountryRatingResultNameCountryRatingNumber of moves
Dmitry AndreikinRUS26500.5-0.5Evgeny TomashevskyRUS270822
David HowellENG26160.5-0.5Anish GiriNED267227
Maxime Vachier-LagraveFRA27230.5-0.5Nguyen Ngoc Truong SonVIE261754
Maxim RodshteinISR26090-1Wesley SoPHI267439
Parimarjan NegiIND26150-1Fabiano CaruanaITA269728

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.

SeedNameCountryRatingPoints
1stWesley SoPHI26742.5
2nd-3rdEvgeny TomashevskyRUS27082
2nd-3rdFabiano CaruanaITA26972
4th-8thMaxime Vachier-LagraveFRA27231.5
4th-8thAnish GiriNED26721.5
4th-8thDmitry AndreikinRUS26501.5
4th-8thNguyen Ngoc Truong SonVIE26171.5
4th-8thMaxim RodshteinISR26091.5
9thDavid HowellENG26161
10thParimarjan NegiIND26150

In second place there are two players, Tomashevsky and Caruana, both having won one game and made two draws.

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