THREE DECISIVE GAMES AS MVL LEADS THE PACK AFTER ROUND TWO
The second round of the Sharjah Grand Prix 2017 once again resulted with three decisive games out of nine.
Some of the better matematicians will point out that it is precisely one third of the decisive games, or, even more precisely, roughly 33.33333333... %
Compared to traditional Swiss tournaments, where every non-decisive game is a surprise, this percentage may appear somewhat low. But it only proves that winning games on such a level is "heck of a hard task."
After the first two rounds, only the three-named-Frenchman, Maxime Vachier Lagrave, usually known as MVL, has the perfect score.
The Frenchman has really had a stellar 2016 year, breaking the magical 2800 ELO rating barrier, and here in Sharjah he also seems to be in a great form.
His second round game against the crowd favourite Richard Rapport, a Hungarian grandmaster with most creative and entertaining style, is really a tactical masterpiece.
In this game it can safely be assumed that he was Hungary for victory
Is there a better advertisment for a game other than chess engine indicating a possible piece sacrifice on move six!!