2015 Tata Steel Masters: Round #2

2015 Tata Steel Chess

Round #2 – Sunday, 11 January 2015

Masters
Loek van Wely – Radaslaw Wojtaszek, ½-½
Magnus Carlsen – Wesley So, ½-½
Levon Aronian – Anish Giri, ½-½
Fabiano Caruana – Ivan Saric, 1-0
Hou Yifan – Ding Liren, 0-1
Baddur Jobova – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, ½-½
Teimour Radjabov – Vassily Ivanchuk, ½-½

GM Ding Liren. Photo by Alina L'Ami.

GM Ding Liren scored against his compatriot.
Photo by Alina L’Ami.

Standings after Round #2 (Masters)

1st: F. Caruana, 2; 2nd-3rd: V. Ivanchuk, M. Vachier-Lagrave; 4th-11th: T. Radjabov, M. Carlsen, A. Giri, Wesley So, R. Wojtaszek, L. Van Wely, L. Aronian, L. Ding, 1; 12th-13th: B. Jobava, I. Sarci, ½; 14th: Y. Hou, 0.

Challengers
Anna Haast – David Navara, 0-1
Samuel Sevian – Bart-Michiels, 0-1
David Klein – Robin Van Kampen, ½-½
Valentina Guinina – Salem Saleh, 1-0
Erwin L’Ami – Jan Timman, ½-½
Wei Yi – Vladimir Potkin, 1-0
Samuel Shankland – Ari Dale, ½-½

GM Ding Liren. Photo by Alina L'Ami.

WIM Anna Haast vs. GM David Navara, 0-1
Photo by Alina L’Ami.

Standings after Round #2 (Challengers)

1st-5th: V. Guinina, D. Navara, Y. Wei, B. Michiels, R. Van Kampen, 1½; 6th-10th: S. Shankland, E. L’Ami, D. Klein, J. Timman, A. Dale, 1; 11th-13th: A. Haast, V. Potkin, Saleh Salem, ½; 14th: S. Sevian, 0.

Video by GM Daniel King.

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Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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