Vassily in form!

Another victory by Vassily Ivanchuk gives him a dream start of 2/2 and a whole point lead over the chasing group.
The Cuban pair Dominguez and Bruzon as well as Nepomniachtchi are on 50% after making two draws.

Ivanchuk saw off the third highest-rated player in a Nimzo-indian defence and remains the only player to have won a game after two days play.

WhiteRatingCountryResultBlackCountryRatingNo. MovesOpening
Vassily Ivanchuk2741UKR1-0Evgeny Alekseev2700RUS53Nimzo-indian
Lazaro Bruzon Batista2668CUB0.5-0.5Ian Nepomniachtchi2695RUS22English opening
Nigel Short2685ENG0.5-0.5Leinier Dominguez Perez2713CUB25Reti opening

Ivanchuk has already won this tournament several times and seems to relish Cuba.

PositionNameCountryOfficial RatingHighest ever RatingVirtual Rating before HavanaWorld rankingAgePoints after 2 rounds
1stVassily IvanchukUKR27412787272612412
2nd-4thLeinier Dominguez PerezCUB27132721271328261
2nd-4thIan NepomniachtchiRUS2695Actual269542191
2nd-4thLazaro Bruzon BatistaCUB26682677266863281
5th-6thEvgeny AlekseevRUS27002725271137290.5
5th-6thNigel ShortENG26852712268348450.5

The favourite Vassily Ivanchuk leads by a whole point, with his two victims sharing last place.

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