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 Nov 26, 2019 | 8:25 PM 11

    A new Carlsen record: Tata Steel Winners & Losers

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  • Reports Nov 25, 2019 | 10:55 PM 5

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    2019 Chess Calendar

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