Amber Round 2

Amber Round 2

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You just can't keep the world's #1 rated player down. After losing 2-0 to Vassily Ivanchuk in round one at Amber, Magnus Carlsen hit back in round two against Lev Aronian to record his own 2-0 win.

That brings Carlsen back to an even score, and once again you can read his comments on the round at his blog.

It was also a good day for Boris Gelfand who also staged an identical comeback by recovering from losing 2-0 on day one to emerge a 2-0 winner on day two.

First day leaders Ivanchuk and Ponomariov (pictured) maintained their position by splitting the points against Svidler and Grischuk respectively.

The full results from day two:

Blind   Aronian-Carlsen   0-1

Smeets-Karjakin  ½-½

Ivanchuk-Svidler  ½-½
Blind  Gelfand-Gashimov  1-0

Kramnik-Dominguez  1-0

Ponomariov-Grischuk  ½-½
Rapid  Carlsen-Aronian  1-0

Karjakin-Smeets  ½-½

Svidler-Ivanchuk  ½-½
Rapid  Gashimov-Gelfand  0-1

Dominguez-Kramnik  ½-½

Grischuk-Ponomariov  ½-½

Magnus Carlsen in relaxed mood after good results in round 2. Picture from the official site.


The combined standings after two rounds:

Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  3
Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR  3
Svidler, Peter  RUS   
Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS   
Grischuk, Alexander  RUS  2
Gelfand, Boris  ISR  2
Karjakin, Sergey  UKR  2
Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2
Smeets, Jan  NED   
Gashimov, Vugar  AZE   
Aronian, Levon  ARM  1
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB  1






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