Our highlight-video of the 2nd round of the GRENKE Chess Classic.
A perfect start of the GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 for Hou Yifan. The best female chess player in the world also won her second game. She is the sole leader of the tournament with two points. Fabiano Caruana came back with a win over Arkadij Naiditsch, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won his first game of the event with a win against Matthias Blübaum. Magnus Carlsen had some good chances against Levon Aronian but had to be content with his second draw oft he tournament.
The first round of the GRENKE Chess Classic gave us a number of surprises. Especially the win of Hou Yifan against Caruana made a great stir. Another surprise was the win by Naiditsch with the black pieces against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. In the other two games, the two German players showed a good performance. Matthias Blübaum defended a slightly worse position against Magnus Carlsen and Georg Meier showed his class when he accepted a draw in a slighty better position against Levon Aronian.
Today the GRENKE Chess Classic has begun. This year the chess event in Karlsruhe turned into a unique chess festival. We produced a highlight video of round 1 for you.