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Morozevich's good form continues

Alexander Morozevich (Biel official site)
Peter Svidler, who beat Vladimir Kramnik yesterday, and Alexander Morozevich, who downed Alexander Grischuk, lead after the second round. Kramnik bounced back from his first round loss with victory over Artyom Timofeev.

Here are the results of the first two rounds:

Round 1: 

White Rating Result Black Rating
Peter Svidler 2739 1-0 Vladimir Kramnik 2781
Sergey Karjakin 2788 ½-½ Alexander Morozevich 2694
Alexander Galkin 2598 ½-½ Artyom Timofeev 2665
Alexander Grischuk 2746 ½-½ Ian Nepomniachtchi 2711

Round 2:

White Rating Result Black Rating
Peter Svidler 2739 ½-½ Sergey Karjakin 2788
Alexander Morozevich 2694 1-0 Alexander Grischuk 2746
Ian Nepomniachtchi 2711 ½-½ Alexander Galkin 2598
Vladimir Kramnik 2781 1-0 Artyom Timofeev 2665

Here is the table after the first couple of rounds:

Place Name Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Score
1 Peter Svidler 2739 * . ½ . . 1 . .
2 Alexander Morozevich 2694 . * ½ . . . 1 .
3 Sergey Karjakin 2788 ½ ½ * . . . . . 1
4 Ian Nepomniachtchi 2711 . . . * ½ . ½ . 1
5 Alexander Galkin 2598 . . . ½ * . . ½ 1
6 Vladimir Kramnik 2781 0 . . . . * . 1 1
7 Alexander Grischuk 2746 . 0 . ½ . . * . ½
8 Artyom Timofeev 2665 . . . . ½ 0 . * ½

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