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Masters Round 2 Report

Jan 23, 2020

John Saunders reports: Round two of the 2020 Gibraltar Masters took place on Wednesday 22 January 2020 at the Caleta Hotel. By the end of the round, 33 players had reached the maximum score of 2/2, compsed of 31 GMs and two IMs.

One of the latter achieved the most surprising result as 19-year-old Kazakh player, Zhansaya Abdumalik, overcame the younger but higher rated GM from Iran, M. Amin Tabatabaei. The other female to reach the maximum score was Georgian GM Nino Batsiashvili who beat GM Daniele Vocaturo.