Rapid day 2 report

The FIDE World Rapid Championships continued with rounds 6-10 being played in open section and rounds 5-8 in the women’s section.

Vassily Ivanchuk finished the second day of the rapid tournament on the first place. Ukrainian player made 4,5 out of 5 by defeating among the others the World Champion Magnus Carlsen and the nearest rival Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov from Azerbaijan and Ian Nepomniatchtchi from Russia share the second place half a point behind.

The leader of the first day Anton Korobov from Ukraine lost against Levon Aronian and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and shares the 4th place in the group of seven players including Levon Aronian, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Magnus Carlsen, Alexander Grischuk, Anand Viswanathan, Leinier Dominguez.

Anna Muzychuk from Ukraine, who was convincing leader after five rounds, slowed down a bit by making 2 draws in rounds 5 and 6, but after 2 victories in rounds 7 and 8 against Nana Dzagnidze and Alina Kashlinskaya, she finished the day on the first place with 7/8 points.

 Russian players Alexandra Kosteniuk and Katerina Lagno made a draw in the 8th round and share the second place together with Iranian player Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, who defeated Inna Gaponenko from Ukraine in the last round (5,5/8).