Magnus gained an early advantage, but then the Ukrainian grandmaster started defending very resourcefully. The World Champion kept looking for winning chances as persistently as usual, and managed to trade his queen for two rooks, avoiding the perpetual. In the diagrammed position he could keep torturing his opponent for quite a while, however, took a bit more time than could afford, and forfeited the game.
In the next round game with the talented young Uzbek player Shamsiddin Vokhidov Carlsen yielded to emotions by making a childish opening choice (1.e4 e5 2.Qh5), however, as soon as the outline of the game began to look more normal, the Norwegian sacrificed a pawn and obtained excellent compensation.
M. Carlsen – S. Vokhidov