Thursday, June 23, 2011

AAI Tournament, Round Two

Indian National champion Parimarjan Negi got himself on the scoreboard with a convincing win over women’s world champion Hou Yifan of China in the second round of the inaugural AAI Grandmasters at the AAI Officer’s Institute on Thursday. Negi’s win over Yifan came in 32 moves.

Meanwhile top seed Fabiano Caruana of Italy and Czech champion, Viktor Laznicka scored their second successive wins even as India’s Krishnan Saskiran suffered his second loss and Filipino Wesley So his first defeat. Sasi lost to Caruana in a complicated game lasting 45 moves and where both players were in time trouble at one time. Laznicka beat Wesley So in 39 moves just before the first time control and the winner described the result as "slightly lucky".

Interestingly white won the games on each of three tables and each of the six games have produced results. Replay the games with computer analysis.

Wesley So

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