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Round 2 Report - Hikaru No Go

Jan 24, 2019


John Saunders reports: After the second round of the 2019 Gibraltar Masters, played on 23 January at the Caleta Hotel, 33 players reached a maximum score of 2/2, including just three of the top ten seeds – Wesley So, David Navara and Le Quang Liem. Of the seven that are left, two have only one point from two, having drawn both games so far – Yu Yangyi and, unusually, Hikaru Nakamura.

The maximalists on 2/2 include only one player rated below 2400, namely untitled Nigerian player Kolade Onabogun, rated 2189, who is on a roll, having defeated two 2500+ rated GMs in his first two games.

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