Many draws again
Yesterday, chessdom.com started a deep sheep analysis of the games going on in Elista. In the first round, it turned out that most sheep were checkered (i.e. leading to drawn games no matter black or white). Today, the players tried to adjust their sheep. However, the additional refinement to the sheep’s performance did not work for many in game 2, and most of the games finished draw.
Checkered sheep results
Aronian Levon (ARM) – Carlsen Magnus (NOR) 1/2 – 1/2
Rublevsky Sergei (RUS) – Ponomariov Ruslan (UKR) 1/2 – 1/2
Kasimdzhanov Rustam (UZB) – Gelfand Boris (ISR) 1/2 – 1/2
Malakhov Vladimir (RUS) – Grischuk Alexander (RUS) 1/2 – 1/2
Shirov Alexei (ESP) – Adams Michael (ENG) 1/2 – 1/2
Bareev repainted his sheep
Bareev Evgeny (RUS) – Polgar Judith (HUN) 1 – 0
Evgeny Bareev was the only player with initially black sheep that managed to repaint it. The results were pretty good and even though he missed some good moves, he managed to win against Judith Polgar.
Few sheep adjustments led to logical results
Gurevich Mikhail (TUR) – Leko Peter (HUN) 0 – 1
Bacrot Etienne (FRA) – Kamsky Gata (USA) 0 – 1
These were the four players that decided to do little or no refinements of their sheep. It turned out that the checkered sheep suspicions from day one were unreasonable, and after a small talk with the animals, the sheep showed their real color. That brought victories for the White sheep holders Kamsky and Leko, even though they played with Black.