Tata Steel 2018, 7: Shak soars, Vlad catches Vishy
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Tata Steel 2018, 7: Shak soars, Vlad catches Vishy

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov keeps on climbing in Wijk aan Zee, grabbing a third win in a row as he beat Wei Yi to take his live rating to 2817.5, almost 20 points above Wesley So in third place. The gap to Magnus Carlsen is now under 18 points, though the World Champion eventually beat Hou Yifan to join Anish Giri, Wesley So and Vladimir Kramnik in 2nd place. Kramnik defeated Vishy Anand to level their lifetime score for the first time since their 2008 match, while Fabiano Caruana’s woes continued as he lost a third game with Black in a row, this time to Sergey Karjakin.

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  • Reports Dec 31, 2017 | 8:53 AM 32

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  • Reports Dec 30, 2017 | 6:06 AM 22

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  • Reports Dec 29, 2017 | 11:29 AM 13

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  • Reports Dec 28, 2017 | 10:01 AM 4

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  • Reports Dec 27, 2017 | 10:41 AM 27

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  • Reports Dec 23, 2017 | 9:50 AM 8

    Mamedyarov ends 2017 on new high

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