The Indian star didn't seem to be doing that badly, but after major simplification Tomashevsky managed to snatch a pawn and retain it. Despite the elimination of the queenside, White's passed e-pawn offered him winning chances. It turned out that the only way to win was to walk his king up the board aiming to dodge checks along the way, which took time, hence the length of the game.
|Name||Country||Rating||Result||Name||Country||Rating||Number of moves|
|Evgeny Tomashevsky||RUS||2708||1-0||Parimarjan Negi||IND||2615||94|
|Fabiano Caruana||ITA||2697||0.5-0.5||Maxim Rodshtein||ISR||2609||25|
|Wesley So||PHI||2674||0.5-0.5||Maxime Vachier-Lagrave||FRA||2723||64|
|Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son||VIE||2617||0.5-0.5||David Howell||ENG||2616||35|
|Anish Giri||NED||2672||0.5-0.5||Dmitry Andreikin||RUS||2650||109|
So three players have 1.5 points after two rounds, Tomashevsky joining yesterday's winners So and Rodshtein in the lead.
|4th-8th||Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son||VIE||2617||1|
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