GM Le Quang Liem and GM Bu Xingzhi are the only players with full score after round 2 of Aeroflot open. The young talents from Asia defeated GM Bacrot and GM Savchenko respectively to take the top position of the A1 table. In a session of multiple draws, GM Jaan Ehlvest brought the surprise of the day, defeating the 2007 World Cup winner and participant at the 2010-2011 Candidate matches GM Gata Kamsky.
The sisters Tatiana and Nadezhda Kosintseva continued the good performance from yesterday, drawing with opponents 100 ELO points stronger.
It was a good day for the young players. GM Wesley So, GM Safarli, GM Nguyen, GM Vachier Lagrave, and GM Sanan Sjugirov all scored victories.
The hope of UAE GM Salem A.R. Saleh (ELO 2484) scored a full point against the 2600+ rated GM Pavel Tregubov.
Full report by chessdom here.
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