Dortmund 2018, 2: Duda takes the lead
Reports Jul 16, 2018 | 11:05 AM 6

Dortmund 2018, 2: Duda takes the lead

20-year-old Jan-Krzysztof Duda beat Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu with the black pieces to take the sole lead after Round 2 of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. The world’s top junior was richly rewarded for some mild risk-taking, while former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik’s queen sacrifice gamble almost led to defeat against Radek Wojtaszek. Vladislav Kovalev gave up his queen in better circumstances but never had quite enough to beat Ian Nepomniachtchi. Meier-Giri was the one non-game, ensuring the players could watch not just the World Cup final but the build-up!

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