SIMPLECHESS

Vachier-Lagrave registers his first win

David Howell declined a draw offer (as he felt that he was much better) before going down to top seed Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
All the other games were drawn, and fairly quickly.

David Howell, playing White in the king's Indian, had the safer king but as the complications subsided he was just left with a miserable endgame where Black has a passed pawn that was going to prove problematic to stop.

NameRatingCountryResultNameRatingCountryNo. of Moves
Evgeny TomashevskyRUS27080.5-0.5Wesley SoPHI267424
Nguyen Ngoc Truong SonVIE26170.5-0.5Fabiano CaruanaITA269731
Anish GiriNED26720.5-0.5Parimarjan NegiIND261520
Dmitry AndreikinRUS26500.5-0.5Maxim RodshteinISR260920
David HowellENG26160-1Maxime Vachier-LagraveFRA272340

The other four games suggested that most players are remaining in a cautious mood.

The Frenchman's win takes him up into the 'peloton' on 'plus-one' whereas Howell's loss means that he drops to equal last with Negi.

SeedNameCountryRatingPoints
1stFabiano CaruanaITA26974
2nd-6thMaxime Vachier-LagraveFRA27233.5
2nd-6thEvgeny TomashevskyRUS27083.5
2nd-6thWesley SoPHI26743.5
2nd-6thDmitry AndreikinRUS26503.5
2nd-6thMaxim RodshteinISR26093.5
7thNguyen Ngoc Truong SonVIE26173
8thAnish GiriNED26722.5
9th-10thDavid HowellENG26161.5
9th-10thParimarjan NegiIND26151.5

There is a rest day on Sunday but the tournament continues on Monday!

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