David Howell, playing White in the king's Indian, had the safer king but as the complications subsided he was just left with a miserable endgame where Black has a passed pawn that was going to prove problematic to stop.
|Name||Rating||Country||Result||Name||Rating||Country||No. of Moves|
|Evgeny Tomashevsky||RUS||2708||0.5-0.5||Wesley So||PHI||2674||24|
|Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son||VIE||2617||0.5-0.5||Fabiano Caruana||ITA||2697||31|
|Anish Giri||NED||2672||0.5-0.5||Parimarjan Negi||IND||2615||20|
|Dmitry Andreikin||RUS||2650||0.5-0.5||Maxim Rodshtein||ISR||2609||20|
|David Howell||ENG||2616||0-1||Maxime Vachier-Lagrave||FRA||2723||40|
The other four games suggested that most players are remaining in a cautious mood.
The Frenchman's win takes him up into the 'peloton' on 'plus-one' whereas Howell's loss means that he drops to equal last with Negi.
|7th||Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son||VIE||2617||3|
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