28 January 2022

Round 11 of Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022 Played in Wijk aan Zee

Daniil Dubov left the event due to a positive PCR test.

Photo: Lennart Ootes / Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022
Photo: Lennart Ootes / Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022 resumed in Wijk aan Zee after the third rest day. Several rounds prior to the 11th round, it became known that the Russian grandmaster Daniil Dubov had tested positive for the Covid-19 and would leave the tournament race. His opponents in the next three rounds, Richard Rapport, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, and Magnus Carlsen, will get a forfeit win. 

We wish a speedy recovery to Daniil and good health to all the participants and organisers. 

On this match day, Jorden van Foreest defeated Anish Giri, Fabiano Caruana bested Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, while the games Duda - Shankland, Mamedyarov - Karjakin, Grandelius - Esipenko, and Carlsen - Vidit were drawn.


Standings after Round 11:

1. Magnus Carlsen - 7.5 points
2. Richard Rapport - 7
3-4. Anish Giri, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 6.5
5-8. Andrey Esipenko, Fabiano Caruana, Santosh Vidit, Sergey Karjakin - 6
9. Jorden van Foreest - 5.5
10. Jan-Krzysztof Duda - 5
11. Sam Shankland - 4.5
12-14. Nils Grandelius, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Daniil Dubov - 3.5.

Round 12 pairings:

Shankland - Karjakin, Vidit - Mamedyarov, Caruana - Carlsen, Esipenko - Rapport, Giri - Grandelius, and Duda - van Foreest.

Arjun Erigaisi maintains leadership in the Challengers tournament with 9 points scored. Volodar Murzin has got 5.5 points, and Polina Shuvalova 4.  

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