Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2016 – Masters 2nd round

Another very challenging round with a few upsets – GM Zhukova (2484) drawing GM Harikrishna (2755), GM Blomqvist (2492) winning against GM Li Chao B (2751) and WGM Pogonina (2454) winning against GM Naiditsch (2696).

Results of top 10 boards of the 2nd round

GM Fodor Tamas Jr. 2500 1 0 – 1 1 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2787
GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2785 1 1 – 0 1 GM Gunina Valentina 2496
GM Harikrishna P. 2755 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Zhukova Natalia 2484
GM Blomqvist Erik 2492 1 1 – 0 1 GM Li Chao B 2751
IM Nakar Eylon 2479 1 0 – 1 1 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2732
GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2727 1 1 – 0 1 GM Tarjan James E 2478
IM Ly Moulthun 2474 1 0 – 1 1 GM Rapport Richard 2721
GM Fressinet Laurent 2700 1 1 – 0 1 IM Prasanna Raghuram Rao 2460
IM Galyas Miklos 2459 1 0 – 1 1 GM Bacrot Etienne 2697
GM Ni Hua 2697 1 1 – 0 1 GM Krush Irina 2458

Top 15 players (our of 42 (!!) who lead with perfect score after the 2nd round

GM Nakamura Hikaru USA 2787 2,0
GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2785 2,0
GM Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2732 2,0
GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2727 2,0
GM Rapport Richard HUN 2721 2,0
GM Fressinet Laurent FRA 2700 2,0
GM Bacrot Etienne FRA 2697 2,0
GM Ni Hua CHN 2697 2,0
GM Ragger Markus AUT 2689 2,0
GM Howell David W L ENG 2685 2,0
GM Almasi Zoltan HUN 2684 2,0
GM Short Nigel D ENG 2684 2,0
GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2666 2,0
GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2639 2,0
GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2625 2,0

A few games of the round

Top 10 pairings of the 3rd round

GM Nakamura Hikaru 2787 2 2 GM Oparin Grigoriy 2565
IM Tari Aryan 2556 2 2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2785
GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2732 2 2 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2550
GM Lalith Babu M R 2553 2 2 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2727
GM Rapport Richard 2721 2 2 GM Al-Sayed Mohammed 2530
GM Muzychuk Anna 2537 2 2 GM Fressinet Laurent 2700
GM Bacrot Etienne 2697 2 2 IM Pichot Alan 2517
GM Handke Florian Dr. 2533 2 2 GM Ni Hua 2697
GM Vishnu Prasanna. V 2518 2 2 GM Ragger Markus 2689
GM Howell David W L 2685 2 2 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2515

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