MTel Masters 2008 - Ivanchuk is the sole leader after round II

Date 2008/5/9 | Topic: Chess news

MTel Masters 2008Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR) beats Bulgarian Veselin Topalov in second round of MTel Masters 2008. The game was played in French opening, Steinitz-Boleslavsky variant and took 43 moves.
The other two games in this round were drown:
Bu Xiangzhi and Tejmour Radjabov sign a completely King vs. King draw in just a 45-moves Anglo-Indian English opening. They both lost their first round games yesterday.
Levon Aronian and Ivan Cheparinov ended their Slav Defence game in a 46-moves game.
After this round Ukrainian GM Ivanchuk take the sole lead with 2/2 points.

Round 2 Standings:
RankNameIRtgFED123456PtsvictRes.SB.
1Ivanchuk Vassily2740UKR* * 11  2,020,01,50
2Cheparinov Ivan2695BUL * *  11,510,00,75
3Topalov Veselin2767BUL0 * *  11,010,00,50
4Radjabov Teimour2751AZE0  * * 0,500,50,25
Bu Xiangzhi2708CHN 0 * * 0,500,50,25
6Aronian Levon2763ARM 0  * *0,500,00,75




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