Carlsen won comfortably as his novelty created great practical difficulties for his opponent.
The other win was due to a slip of the hand! Vachier-Lagrave had a draw for the taking, but inversed two moves and found himself in a lost position!
The second round summary:
|Maxime Vachier-Lagrave||2722||0-1||Alexander Morozevich||2694||41||Grünfeld Defence|
|Magnus Carlsen||2821||1-0||Alexei Shirov||2714||33||Semi-Slav Meran|
|Yannick Pelletier||2590||½-½||Fabiano Caruana||2711||59|| French Defence |