The second round of the EnterCard Scandinavian Masters Chess Tournament saw only one decisive game as GM Nils Grandelius overcame GM Curt Hansen with the black pieces. Although the game was about equal out of the opening, Hansen went astray in the later part of the Middlegame. Grandelius, thus, secured a nice advantage, which he duly converted. This was Hansen’s second consecutive loss.
In the encounter between the 2 overnight leaders, GM Hammer and GM Fressinet split points and maintained their top position. The remaining game – IM Tari vs GM Agdestein – also ended in a draw, albeit an interesting one.
After 2 rounds, GMs Hammer, Fressinet and Grandelius lead the pack with 1.5/2. The winner of this tournament will qualify for the super tournament ‘Norway Chess 2015’.