23 July 2018
Magnus Carlsen Takes Sole Lead at Super Tournament in Biel
Peter Svidler and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov trail by half a point.
Photo by Lennart Ootes/Official website
On July 23rd, the second round games were played at super tournament in Biel, Switzerland. The world champion Magnus Carlsen defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave with black pieces, Peter Svidler bested Nico Georgiadis, while David Navara and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov made a draw.
Standings after round 2:
1. Magnus Carlsen - 2
2-3. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Peter Svidler - 1.5
4-5. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, David Navara - 0.5
6. Nico Georgiadis - 0.
Round 3 pairings:
Carlsen - Svidler, Mamedyarov - Vachier-Lagrave, Georgiadis - Navara.