Tomashevsky ekes out a win

The only decisive result in the second round was Evgeny Tomashevsky's (fourth from right) 94-move victory against the unfortunate Parimarjan Negi who lost his second game in a row.

The Indian star didn't seem to be doing that badly, but after major simplification Tomashevsky managed to snatch a pawn and retain it. Despite the elimination of the queenside, White's passed e-pawn offered him winning chances. It turned out that the only way to win was to walk his king up the board aiming to dodge checks along the way, which took time, hence the length of the game.

NameCountryRatingResultNameCountryRatingNumber of moves
Evgeny TomashevskyRUS27081-0Parimarjan NegiIND261594
Fabiano CaruanaITA26970.5-0.5Maxim RodshteinISR260925
Wesley SoPHI26740.5-0.5Maxime Vachier-LagraveFRA272364
Nguyen Ngoc Truong SonVIE26170.5-0.5David HowellENG261635
Anish GiriNED26720.5-0.5Dmitry AndreikinRUS2650109

So three players have 1.5 points after two rounds, Tomashevsky joining yesterday's winners So and Rodshtein in the lead.

1st-3rdEvgeny TomashevskyRUS27081.5
1st-3rdWesley SoPHI26741.5
1st-3rdMaxim RodshteinISR26091.5
4th-8thMaxime Vachier-LagraveFRA27231
4th-8thFabiano CaruanaITA26971
4th-8thAnish GiriNED26721
4th-8thDmitry AndreikinRUS26501
4th-8thNguyen Ngoc Truong SonVIE26171
9thDavid HowellENG26160.5
10thParimarjan NegiIND26150

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