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Ivanchuk beats Vallejo

Ivanchuk against Vallejo (official site)
Vassily Ivanchuk has joined Levon Aronian in the lead, as he too was able to beat Francisco Vallejo Pons. On a day with three hard-fought games, the other encounters were drawn.

Here are the results from the second round:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating Opening
Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2765 1-0 Francisco Vallejo Pons ESP 2716 English Opening
Magnus Carlsen NOR 2823 ½-½  Levon Aronian  ARM 2807 Spanish with d3
Hikaru Nakamura  USA 2753 ½-½ Viswanathan Anand  IND 2817 Semi-Slav, Botvinnik

Francisco Vallejo Pons has now lost both games.

The tournament table takes into account the Sofia rules: 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw, but the traditional scoring system can be found in brackets.

Rank Name Country Rating 1w 1b 2w 2b 3w 3b 4w 4b 5w 5b 6w 6b Points
1-2 Levon Aronian ARM 2807 * * . . . ½ . . . . 1 . 4 (1½)
1-2 Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2765 . . * * . . . . . ½ 1 . 4 (1½)
3-5 Magnus Carlsen NOR 2823 ½ . . . * * . ½ . . . . 2 (1)
3-5 Viswanathan Anand IND 2817 . . . . ½ . * * . ½ . . 2 (1)
3-5 Hikaru Nakamura USA 2753 . . ½ . . . ½ . * * . . 2 (1)
6 Francisco Vallejo Pons ESP 2716 . 0 . 0 . . . . . . * * 0 (0)

As a reminder, here is what happened in the first round:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating Opening
Levon Aronian ARM 2807 1-0 Francisco Vallejo Pons ESP 2716 Slav Defence
Viswanathan Anand IND 2817 ½-½  Magnus Carlsen NOR 2823 Spanish Berlin
Hikaru Nakamura  USA 2753 ½-½ Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2765 Keres Defence

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