Tata Steel 12: Caruana wins with a round to spare
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Tata Steel 12: Caruana wins with a round to spare

Fabiano Caruana has won the 2020 Tata Steel Masters with a round to spare after beating Jan-Krzysztof Duda while Magnus Carlsen was held to a draw by Vladislav Artemiev. Fabiano's 1st ever victory in the top event in Wijk aan Zee, and his 1st tournament victory since the 2018 World Championship match, consisted of 6 wins and no losses. The world no. 2's live rating has climbed to 2837.8, heights no-one other than himself, Magnus and Garry Kasparov have ever reached. Meanwhile the Challengers still hangs in the balance after David Anton suffered a shock loss.




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    Ju Wenjun storms back into World Championship lead

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  • Reports Jan 19, 2020 | 7:12 PM 11

    Tata Steel 8: Magnus wins, Fabi catches Firouzja

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  • Reports Jan 18, 2020 | 7:14 PM 7

    Tata Steel 7: Alireza Firouzja leads again

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  • Reports Jan 18, 2020 | 10:30 AM 4

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

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  • Reports Jan 17, 2020 | 6:58 PM 2

    Goryachkina takes the lead with 4 games to go

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  • Reports Jan 16, 2020 | 6:55 PM 16

    Tata Steel 5: Firouzja beats Giri for 3rd win

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  • 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

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  • Reports Jan 12, 2020 | 6:43 PM 13

    Tata Steel 2: Wesley So beats Anand as five lead

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