Kramnik Leads In Hoogeveen

Kramnik Leads In Hoogeveen

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Vladimir Kramnik has taken an early lead at the Unive tournament in Hoogeveens, winning his first two games in fine style.

Taking full advantage of the white pieces in both games, Kramnik beat Anish Giri and Judit Polgar, and is the only player to have won a game so far in this 4-player double round robin.

The players at the opening ceremony (left to right: Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Polgar)

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The standings after two rounds:

 Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS 2791 2
 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  FRA 2715 1
 Giri, Anish  NED 2722 ½
 Polgar, Judit  HUN 2701 ½






Vachier-Lagrave will have white against Kramnik tomorrow in the third round, and Polgar has white against Giri.

Live coverage is available at the official website.

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