26 January 2021

Round Nine Completed in Wijk aan Zee

Andrey Esipenko chases the leaders.

Photo: Official website
Photo: Official website

The Tata Steel Masters resumed in Wijk aan Zee after a free day. 

In the ninth round, Andrey Esipenko made a draw with Black against the leader Alireza Firouzja. Magnus Carlsen defeated Nils Grandelius, Fabiano Caruana beat Radoslaw Wojtaszek with the black pieces, while Anish Giri outplayed Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The games Anton - Harikrishna, Tari - Duda, and Van Foreest - Donchenko were drawn.


Standings after Round 9:

1-3. Anish Giri, Fabiano Caruana, Alireza Firouzja - 6
4-5. Andrey Esipenko, Jorden Van Foreest - 5.5
6. Magnus Carlsen - 5
7-8. Pentala Harikrishna, Nils Grandelius - 4.5
9-12. Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Aryan Tari, David Anton - 3.5
13-14. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Alexander Donchenko - 3.

Round 10 pairings:

Vachier-Lagrave - Donchenko, Duda - Van Foreest, Harikrishna - Tari, Esipenko - Anton, Grandelius - Firouzja, Caruana - Carlsen, Giri - Wojtaszek

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