Tradewise Gibraltar, 2: Unpredictable by IM David Martínez

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Jan 25, 2017, 7:28 PM |
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The second round of the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Masters came packed with surprises. Only two of the seven theoretical favourites managed to win their games on the top boards, and it could have been worse! The greatest drama was the loss on time for Vassily Ivanchuk, who turned out to have written down his moves badly...

 

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Ivanchuk was the major victim of a crazy round | photo: Sophie Triay, official Flickr account

 

It's only in an open like Gibraltar that you can see the world's best players suffer so much only in the second round. Almost right from the beginning we got to witness the ratings favourites suffer against a series of strong masters who had them on the ropes. Let's took a look at some of the encounters.

 

 
1
IM Krysa, L. (1) 2491
½ - ½
GM Caruana, F. (1) 2827
2
GM Vachier-Lagr. (1) 2796
½ - ½
IM Steinberg, N. (1) 2486
3
IM Santos Ruiz (1) 2484
0 - 1
GM Nakamura, H. (1) 2785
4
GM Ivanchuk, V. (1) 2752
0 - 1
IM Kobo, Ori (1) 2482
5
GM Debashis, Das (1) 2472
0 - 1
GM Adams, M. (1) 2751
6
GM Svidler, P. (1) 2748
½ - ½
IM Salomon, J. (1) 2470
7
GM Riff, J. (1) 2468
½ - ½
GM Topalov, V. (1) 2739
8
GM Yu, Yangyi (1) 2738
1 - 0
IM Esserman, M. (1) 2468
9
IM Paehtz, E. (1) 2468
0 - 1
GM Vitiugov, N. (1) 2724
10
IM Ider, Borya (1) 2463
0 - 1
GM Naiditsch, A. (1) 2702
11
GM Matlakov, M. (1) 2701
½ - ½
IM Almagro Llam. (1) 2466
12
IM Javakhishvili (1) 2455
0 - 1
GM Cheparinov (1) 2689
13
GM Kovalenko, I. (1) 2684
½ - ½
IM Kantans, Toms (1) 2456
14
IM Cheng, Bobby (1) 2452
0 - 1
GM Zvjaginsev (1) 2679
15
IM Kantor, G. (1) 2448
0 - 1
GM Shankland, S. (1) 2674
16
GM Fressinet, L. (1) 2660
½ - ½
GM Cramling, Pia (1) 2454
17
GM Howell, D. W. (1) 2655
1 - 0
IM Khademalshar. (1) 2452
18
GM Khotenashvili (1) 2430
0 - 1
GM Iturrizaga B. (1) 2652
19
GM Hou, Yifan (1) 2651
1 - 0
GM Zhukova, N. (1) 2447
20
IM Wemmers, X. (1) 2424
0 - 1
GM Piorun, K. (1) 2651
21
GM Anton Guijar. (1) 2650
1 - 0
GM Womacka, M. (1) 2435
22
GM Sethuraman, S.P. (1) 2637
1 - 0
GM Sundararajan (1) 2420
23
IM Karavade, E. (1) 2418
0 - 1
GM Akobian, V. (1) 2633
24
GM Sutovsky, E. (1) 2628
1 - 0
IM Kuipers, S. (1) 2414
25