Round 2, Game 2: 17 players have qualified

on

toppbilde

17 matches were decided on the second day of the second round of the FIDE World Cup in Tromsø. Caruana, Grischuk, Nakamura, Gelfand, Dominguez, Morozevich and Ivanchuk were among those who guaranteed their participation in the next stage.

 By Anastasia Karlovich

After his sensational victory over Ian Nepomniachtchi Chinese 14-year-old Wei Yi upset another top player, Alexei Shirov. Peruvian GM Julio Granda Zuniga, who won the first game against Peter Leko, managed to make a draw today and eliminate the ratings favorite of the match. Alexander Shimanov won a dramatic game against Gata Kamsky and equalized the score. Norwegian Jon Ludvig Hammer made a second draw against David Navara.

15 matches in total will go to tiebreaks on Friday.

Video from Round 2 - Game 2

 

Results of Round 2 - Game 2

RANK

PLAYER

FED

RTG

RESULT

RANK

PLAYER

FED

RTG

1

Aronian, Levon

ARM

2813

1/2 - 1/2

64

Lysyj, Igor

RUS

2648

63

Yu, Yangyi

CHN

2662

1/2 - 1/2

2

Caruana, Fabiano

ITA

2796

3

Kramnik, Vladimir

RUS

2784

1/2 - 1/2

67

Kobalia, Mikhail

RUS

2651

68

Swiercz, Dariusz

POL

2654

1/2 - 1/2

4

Grischuk, Alexander

RUS

2785

5

Karjakin, Sergey

RUS

2772

1/2 - 1/2

60

Sasikiran, Krishnan

IND

2660

59

Safarli, Eltaj

AZE

2660

1/2 - 1/2

6

Nakamura, Hikaru

USA

2772

7

Gelfand, Boris

ISR

2764

1 - 0

71

Filippov, Anton

UZB

2630

57

Shimanov, Aleksandr

RUS

2655

1 - 0

8

Kamsky, Gata

USA

2741

9

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar

AZE

2775

1/2 - 1/2

56

Matlakov, Maxim

RUS

2676

55

Onischuk, Alexander

USA

2667

1/2 - 1/2

10

Dominguez Perez, Leinier

CUB

2757

11

Ponomariov, Ruslan

UKR

2756

1/2 - 1/2

75

Dubov, Daniil

RUS

2624

53

Dreev, Aleksey

RUS

2668

1/2 - 1/2

12

Wang, Hao

CHN

2747

13

Svidler, Peter

RUS

2746

1/2 - 1/2

52

Bologan, Viktor

MDA

2672

51

Kryvoruchko, Yuriy

UKR

2678

1/2 - 1/2

14

Adams, Michael

ENG

2740

15

Leko, Peter

HUN

2744

1/2 - 1/2

50

Granda Zuniga, Julio E

PER

2664

80

Leitao, Rafael

BRA

2632

1/2 - 1/2

16

Morozevich, Alexander

RUS

2739

17

Vitiugov, Nikita

RUS

2719

1 - 0

48

Ragger, Markus

AUT

2680

47

Li, Chao b

CHN

2693

0 - 1

18

Giri, Anish

NED

2737

19

Ivanchuk, Vassily

UKR

2731

1 - 0

83

Robson, Ray

USA

2623

45

Bruzon Batista, Lazaro

CUB

2698

1/2 - 1/2

20

Radjabov, Teimour

AZE

2733

21

Andreikin, Dmitry

RUS

2716

1 - 0

85

Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son

VIE

2625

43

Jobava, Baadur

GEO

2696

1 - 0

22

Korobov, Anton

UKR

2720

23

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

FRA

2719

1 - 0

87

Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo

CUB

2609

105

Wei, Yi

CHN

2551

1 - 0

41

Shirov, Alexei

LAT

2696

25

Navara, David

CZE

2715

1/2 - 1/2

89

Hammer, Jon Ludvig

NOR

2605

39

Moiseenko, Alexander

UKR

2699

1/2 - 1/2

26

Bacrot, Etienne

FRA

2714

91

Fier, Alexandr

BRA

2595

0 - 1

102

Adhiban, B.

IND

2567

37

Eljanov, Pavel

UKR

2702

1 - 0

28

Jakovenko, Dmitry

RUS

2724

29

Le, Quang Liem

VIE

2702

1/2 - 1/2

36

Vallejo Pons, Francisco

ESP

2706

94

Felgaer, Ruben

ARG

2586

0 - 1

30

Areshchenko, Alexander

UKR

2709

31

Malakhov, Vladimir

RUS

2707

1/2 - 1/2

34

Fressinet, Laurent

FRA

2708

33

So, Wesley

PHI

2710

1/2 - 1/2

32

Tomashevsky, Evgeny

RUS

2706

 01

GM Wei Yi looked calm before the second and what turned out to be the decisive game against Alexei Shirov. “I feel very happy,” said the Chinese player at the press conference before he finally smiled. He also pointed out that he'd analysed the sacrifice in the game at home.

02

Italian Fabiano Caruana didn’t have any trouble making a draw against Chinese player Yu Yangyi and now proceeds to the next stage.

03

Russian Igor Lysyj is fighting against Armenian Levon Aronian for the place on the stage – two draws so far.

04

Only two players, Russian Alexander Shimanov and Georgian Baadur Jobava, managed to force tiebreaks by equalizing the score after an unfortunate result in the first game. The Russian chose the King’s Gambit against Gata Kamsky and it was a really wild game. The evaluation swung heavily a number of times and the American Champion was the one who made the last mistake.

05

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Maxim Matlakov were the first to finish the second game. The Azeri player was unable to use the advantage of the white pieces after yesterday’s draw and the game finished peacefully after 13 moves. Perhaps the Rapid World Champion was saving his energy for the playoff.

06

Anish Giri, Vassily Ivanchuk and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave defeated their opponents 2:0. The Ukrainian player won against…

07

…Ray Robson from the USA, who had knocked out another Ukrainian Andrei Volokitin in the previous round.

08

Cuban Leinier Dominguez won confidently against Alexander Onischuk. The American player, who had White, didn’t get any advantage and offered a draw on the 21st move.  

09

Frenchman Laurent Fressinet and Norwegian Jon Ludvig Hammer drew both games and seem ready for playoffs.

10

Anish Giri and Daniil Dubov - young and strong! Daniil held former World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov to a 1-1 scoreline, while Anish outplayed Li Chao 2-0.

Time controls and rules

The time control for each two-game match is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. If the score is equal there are two rapid chess tiebreak games, played at a rate of 25 minutes for each player with an increment of 10 seconds per move. If the score is still equal then two accelerated games will be played, with a time control of 10 min + 10 sec. If the score is still equal two more games will be played at 5 min + 3 sec. If the winner is still not determined then a final Armageddon game with 5 minutes for White and 4 minutes for Black, with a 3 sec increment after move 60, will be played. In this game Black has draw odds (i.e. he wins if the game is drawn).