2017 World Rapid Championships, Day 2: Fedoseev Leads; Anand, Svidler, and Wang Hao Half a Point Back
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 9:49PM
Dennis Monokroussos in 2017 World Rapid & Blitz Championships, Vladimir Fedoseev

Ten rounds down, five to go. Vladimir Fedoseev has led all the way, and although he has drawn his last three games he's still half a point ahead of Viswanathan Anand (who defeated Magnus Carlsen in round 9), Peter Svidler, and Wang Hao. Fedoseev has 8 points, Anand et al have 7.5, and Carlsen is in the group of five players with 7 points apiece.

Lots of interesting games have been played, and I have included a bunch here, mostly from round 2. (If other games caught or catch your eye, please let me know and I'll add them either to this list or to a new one.) Enjoy!

The website is here, and here are the top pairings for round 11 (in real board order, not fake Norwegian TV order):

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