Second Round of Vugar Gashimov Memorial Finishes in Shamkir

The second round of the sixth tournament in memory of Vugar Gashimov was played in Shamkir on April 1st. The first symbolic move in the game Carlsen - Anand was made by Vugar Gashimov's nephew Aykhan.

Magnus Carlsen defeated Viswanathan Anand, Sergey Karjakin outplayed Anish Giri, while Alexander Grischuk lost to Ding Liren. The games Mamedyarov - Radjabov and Topalov - Navara were drawn.

Standings after round 2:

1-3. Magnus Carlsen, Sergey Karjakin, Ding Liren - 1.5
4-7. Teimour Radjabov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, David Navara, Veselin Topalov - 1 
8-10. Anish Giri, Viswanathan Anand, Alexander Grischuk - 0.5.

Round 3 pairings:

Karjakin - Topalov, Grischuk - Giri, Radjabov - Ding Liren, Anand - Mamedyarov, Navara - Carlsen. Read more...