Chessable Masters Day 2: So remains unbeaten in the first ten
Aronian made the biggest climb on the second day of Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Chessable Masters. The Armenian scored a massive 4.5/5, jumping from tenth to second place. Former world blitz champion, Le Quang Liem is the second-highest gainer as he scored an unbeaten 4.0/5 to move to second position. Artemiev scored only 2.0/5. With five more rounds to go, both Adhiban and Harikrishna need to have their best day of the event so far to advance to the knockout stage. Round 11 starts today at 8:30 p.m. IST. Photo: Lennart Ootes/Grand Chess Tour
Tough day for debutants
Adhiban scored 2.0/5 on the second day of the Chessable Masters. His sole win of the day was against Anton, faced internet issues against Nakamura. Harikrishna again scored 2.5/5 and Humpy made 1.0/5. Humpy drew with Adhiban and Jorden van Foreest.
Round 6: Anton - Adhiban: 0-1
Adhiban showcased a brilliant positional play against David Anton Guijarro (ESP).
Black is in complete control in the above position. Find out the correct plan for Black which Adhiban executed on the board.
Round 7: Adhiban - Nakamura: 0-1
The endgame seemed difficult for White to defend.
It is certainly not easy for White to defend the above position. However, the rook needs to go to a8 to get ready for checks from the back rank. White eventually lost the game after both f2 and h3-pawns fell.
Firouzja - Harikrishna: 0-1
Harikrishna completely managed to turn things around 180-degree after his opponent Firouzja was unable to capitalize on his advantage and instead made a grave mistake.
White could have played 28.a5 and everything would have been fine. Find out why 28.f5 is a big mistake.
So - Artemiev: 1-0
So and Artemiev had an interesting back and forth battle which ended in an anti-climactic way as Artemiev blundered his queen. He missed few good chances before that.
Round 8: Anton - Firouzja: 0-1
Anton had a couple of good chances to convert his advantage against Firouzja.
Find out the winning continuation for White.
Liem - Mamedyarov: 1-0
Le Quang Liem scored his third consecutive victory by making a nice positional squeeze against Mamedyarov who lost his second game in-a-row.
Round 9: Adhiban - Liem: 0.5-0.5
Adhiban halted Liem's winning streak as they had a hard-fought draw.
Here are a few interesting finishes from Day 2
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