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
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.

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