What's happened in 6 days? Same opponent as in round 1, but today I just wanted to finish the game. I didn.t sleep well and was happy to force a repetition of moves around move 30. Nakamura was visibly unhappy but realistic enough to take the draw instead of playing on in a slightly worse position.
He didn.t get much of an advantage from the opening. His d5 closing the pawn structure in the Ruy Lopez resulted in a positional game with only a tiny edge for white initially. When he traded rooks in the a-file black, if any, is probably slightly better. On a normal day I would have continued, but today the early draw suited me just fine. I thoroughly enjoyed the excellent pizza in Sighisoara below the hills of the castle of Vlad Tepes (Dracula) afterwards.
Karjakin won a long endgame struggle against Nisipeanu to join me at 4/6 with 4 rounds to go.
I will be fit for fight again tomorrow as white against Ivanchuk.
Magnus Carlsen, Bazna, June 17th