Tata Steel 10: Magnus wins again, but Fabi leads
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Tata Steel 10: Magnus wins again, but Fabi leads

(MORE LATER) Magnus Carlsen made it three wins in a row after what he called a "pretty easy day" against Vladislav Kovalev, but Fabiano Caruana remains the sole leader after inflicting a second defeat in a row on 16-year-old Alireza Firouzja. The day's only other winner in the Tata Steel Masters was Jeffery Xiong, who ground down Vladislav Artemiev in a tricky ending. Meanwhile in the Challengers, 24-year-old Spanish GM David Antón crossed 2700 for the first time as he beat Pavel Eljanov to take pole position in the race to qualify for next year's Masters.

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  • Reports Jan 18, 2020 | 10:30 AM 4

    Tata Steel 6: Giri & Dubov win, Magnus held again

    Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana drew their 19th consecutive game of classical chess as the World Champion's frustrating start to the 2020 Tata Steel Chess Masters continues. Wesley So and Alireza Firouzja also drew and continu...

  • Reports Jan 17, 2020 | 6:58 PM 2

    Goryachkina takes the lead with 4 games to go

    21-year-old Russian Grandmaster Aleksandra Goryachkina leads the Women’s World Championship match 4.5:3.5 after crashing through against Ju Wenjun in Game 8. That followed a tense 67-move draw in Game 7 where it was reigning Wome...

  • Reports Jan 16, 2020 | 6:55 PM 16

    Tata Steel 5: Firouzja beats Giri for 3rd win

    16-year-old Alireza Firouzja hit straight back to join Wesley So in the Tata Steel Masters lead after luring Anish Giri into a lost pawn ending in their first ever classical game. That was Firouzja's third win in this year's event, ...

  • Reports Jan 15, 2020 | 10:49 PM 4

    Women’s World Championship moves to Vladivostok

    Ju Wenjun and Aleksandra Goryachkina are tied 3:3 as the second half of the Women’s World Championship match now starts in Vladivostok, Russia. Goryachkina fell behind in Game 4 but hit straight back in Game 5 to score the first ...

  • Reports Jan 14, 2020 | 5:34 PM 19

    Tata Steel 4: Magnus Carlsen sets 111-game record

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen has surpassed Sergei Tiviakov to set a new record of 111 classical games unbeaten after surviving a real test at the hands of Jorden van Foreest. The other big story of Round 4 of the 2020 Tata Steel Ma...

  • Reports Jan 13, 2020 | 5:47 PM 14

    Tata Steel 3: Firouzja leads as Carlsen ties streak

    16-year-old Alireza Firouzja is the sole leader of the 2020 Tata Steel Masters on 2.5/3 after easing to victory over Vladislav Artemiev in Round 3. Fabiano Caruana picked up his first win by defeating Yu Yangyi, while Jorden van For...

  • Reports Jan 12, 2020 | 6:43 PM 13

    Tata Steel 2: Wesley So beats Anand as five lead

    Wesley So took time out to “thank the Lord for an early win” after Vishy Anand’s bishop sacrifice backfired in Round 2 of the Tata Steel Masters. There were also wins for Vladislav Artemiev over Nikita Vitiugov, Daniil Dubov over...

  • Reports Jan 12, 2020 | 10:52 AM 5

    Tata Steel 1: Firouzja and Van Foreest strike

    16-year-old Alireza Firouzja lived up to the hype by getting off to a winning start in his first super-tournament, though his Tata Steel Masters victory owed a lot to Vladislav Kovalev blundering in the opening. Magnus Carlsen des...

  • General Jan 10, 2020 | 7:16 AM 16

    Magnus Carlsen hunts 8th Wijk aan Zee title

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen starts 2020 as the top seed for the Tata Steel Masters that begins in Wijk aan Zee on Saturday. His rivals include world no. 2 Fabiano Caruana, local hero Anish Giri, who finished runner-up for the l...

  • Reports Jan 10, 2020 | 5:07 AM 3

    Ju Wenjun takes Women’s World Championship lead

    Reigning champion Ju Wenjun leads the Women’s World Championship match against Aleksandra Goryachkina 2.5:1.5 after winning Game 4. Goryachkina had seemed to hold the initiative in the match, pressing for 97 and 85 moves with the...


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