World Blitz Championship Day2

World Blitz Championship Day2

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The second day of the World Blitz Championship in Moscow saw Magnus Carlsen move narrowly ahead of Vishy Anand to take the lead on 21 out of a possible 28 points.

Anand lies just a single point back on 20/28 and Sergei Karjakin had a strong day to move up to third place with 18.5/28.

Anatoly Karpov slipped to ninth place, but is still well placed in this very strong field.

The pgn scores of all the games played so far can be found at this link from the official site (bear in mind that records of blitz games can sometimes be inaccurate).

Detailed results from each round can be found here, together with full tournament tables.  A few of the games from day 2 can be found below.

The standings after 28 rounds:

1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 21
2 Anand, Viswanathan IND 20
3 Karjakin, Sergey UKR 18.5
4 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 16.5
5 Svidler, Peter RUS 16.5
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 16
7 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 16
8 Aronian, Levon ARM 14.5
9 Karpov, Anatoly RUS 14
10 Morozevich, Alexander RUS 13.5
11 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 13.5
12 Leko, Peter HUN 13
13 Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 12.5
14 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 12
15 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 12
16 Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB 12
17 Bareev, Evgeny RUS 12
18 Gelfand, Boris ISR 11.5
19 Polgar, Judit HUN 11.5
20 Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS 11
21 Gashimov, Vugar AZE 11
22 Tkachiev, Vladislav FRA 9.5











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