Ian Nepomniachtchi and Wang Hao won the first day of the tournament

Our grandmaster beat Anish Giri (Netherlands), Chinese defeated his compatriot Ding Liren. Fixed draws in the games Alexander Grischuk – Kirill Alekseenko, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) – Fabiano Caruana (USA).

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Boris Gelfand and Giri were tense tactical fight, black got an extra pawn. Anish spent a lot of time thinking about complex options, went for the continuation to return the Queen for a rook and a Bishop, however, to put his plan into action he failed. Was lost elephant, forgetful to defraud the opponent and after 73 moves to celebrate the victory.

In the other party that caused the increased interest of domestic chess players, Alexander Grischuk, winner of the special invitation of the organizers of the 22-year-old Kirill Alekseyenko played the English opening, conducted a positional struggle was in terms of the mutual time trouble. Alekseenko managed to achieve a draw by repetition of moves. Given the fact that Cyril was playing with black against the number four world ranking, the result for the advanced chess player can be considered quite successful.

the Rating favorite of the world championship in the match against Vachier-Lagrave played the Spanish party, acted carefully and draw on the 44th move is the logical outcome.

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Recall that the tournament organizers are the international chess Federation (FIDE), the chess Federation of Russia (FSHR), the government of the Sverdlovsk oblastand the chess Federation of the region. Responsible representatives of these organizations at the tournament in Yekaterinburg quickly react to changes in the environment and quickly make decisions relating to the safety of the participants. So, on the eve of the games, FIDE announced the rejection of the spectators in the playing hall. March 18, well before the second round in connection with the decree of the Governor of Sverdlovsk region, the organizing Committee and FIDE took the decision to strictly limit the work and presence of the press.

the Matches of the second round was completed on 18 March in the evening after the signing of this room “RG”. Dated: Caruana – Alekseenko, Nepomniachtchi – Grischuk, Wang Hao – Giri, Vachier-Lagrave – Ding Liren. March 19, in the third day, the chess boards will fight: Ding Liren – Caruana, Giri – Vachier-Lagrave and Grischuk – Wang Hao, Alekseenko – forgetful.