An Exciting Round 2 In Pearl Spring

An Exciting Round 2 In Pearl Spring

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Dec 12, 2008, 12:59 PM |
19 | Chess Event Coverage

In round two of this new Chinese super-tournament, Lev Aronian (pictured) and Vassily Ivanchuk clashed metaphorical swords with the Armenian ending up the winner in a complicated struggle.

Another decisive game occurred when Sergei Movsesian made amends for his first round loss by beating Peter Svidler with the black pieces, whilst his erstwhile conqueror Bu Xiangzhi drew against top seed and world #1 Veselin Topalov.  See all the games below.

The full results in round 2:

 Levon Aronian  Vassily Ivanchuk  1-0   33 
 Sicilian Maroczy Bind
 Veselin Topalov  Bu Xiangzhi  ½-½  49 
 Slav Defence
 Peter Svidler  Sergei  Movsesian  0-1  47 
 Sicilian Scheveningen


The standings after round 2:


 Bu Xiangzhi    CHN   2714 
 1.5

 Aronian, Levon   ARM  2757 
 1.5

 Topalov, Veselin   BUL  2791 
 1.0
 4 
 Movsesian, Sergei   SVK  2732 
 1.0

 Svidler, Peter   RUS  2727 
 0.5

 Ivanchuk, Vassily   UKR  2786 
 0.5


Lev Aronian and Vassily Ivanchuk start their game (pic from http://blog.sina.com.cn/chessnews):

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