MDI 2, Day 1: Adhiban wins in 9 moves, but Navara, Giri, Dubov & Vidit advance
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MDI 2, Day 1: Adhiban wins in 9 moves, but Navara, Giri, Dubov & Vidit advance

Adhiban took a 2:0 lead against David Navara after playing 1.b3 and forcing resignation in 9 moves, but the Czech no. 1 stormed back to win the match 6.5:4.5. That was the same scoreline by which Vidit beat Peter Heine Nielsen in a hard-fought match to reach the quarterfinals of the Mr Dodgy Invitational 2.0, while the other two matches on Day 1 were massacres. Defending Champion Anish Giri beat Pepe Cuenca 7:0 while Simon Williams managed a draw in a 6.5:0.5 loss to Daniil Dubov.




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