Fabiano Caruana and Bogdan-Daniel Deac Take Lead in Bucharest
Two round are played at the GCT event.
The second round of the Superbet Chess Classic super tournament, the first event of the 2021 Grand Chess Tour, was played in the capital of Romania. Fabiano Caruana defeated Constantin Lupulescu with White, while Bogdan-Daniel Deac won against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave with the black pieces. The games So - Aronian, Giri - Radjabov, and Mamedyarov - Grischuk. were drawn.
Standings after Round 2:
1-2. Fabiano Caruana, Bogdan-Daniel Deac - 1.5
3-8. Levon Aronian, Anish Giri, Alexander Grischuk, Wesley So, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimour Radjabov - 1
9-10. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Constantin Lupulescu - 0.5.
Round 3 pairings:
Aronian - Caruana, Deac - Mamedyarov, Grischuk - So, Radjabov - Vachier-Lagrave, Lupulescu - Giri