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Kramnik again!

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A storming win over Judit Polgar makes it 2/2 for former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, whose virtual rating is now a tantalizing 2799! In the other game, Anish Giri rather ambitiously castled queenside, but Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was able to simplify to equality.

The round two summary:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating Opening
Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2791 1-0 Judit Polgar HUN 2701 Nimzoindian Defence
Anish Giri  NED 2722 ½-½ Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2712 Grünfeld Defence

The table after two rounds:

Rank Player Country Rating w1 b1 w2 b2 w3 b3 w4 b4 Total
1 Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2791 * * . . 1 . 1 . 2
2 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2712 . . * * ½ . . ½ 1
3 Judit Polgar HUN 2701 . 0 . ½ * * . . ½
4 Anish Giri NED 2722 . 0 ½ . . . * ½
White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating Opening
Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2791 1-0 Anish Giri NED 2722 King's Indian Defence
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2712 ½-½ Judit Polgar HUN 2701 Queen's Indian Defence

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