Round Three Completed in Wijk aan Zee
Five players are leading the race at the Tata Steel Masters.
The third round of the Tata Steel Masters was played in Wijk aan Zee on January 18.
The sole leader Nils Grandelius lost to Pentala Harikrishna as White, while Alireza Firouzja defeated David Anton with the white pieces. The games Esipenko - Vachier-Lagrave, Caruana - Duda, Giri - Donchenko, Wojtaszek - Van Foreest, and Carlsen - Tari were drawn.
Standings after Round 3:
1-5. Pentala Harikrishna, Magnus Carlsen, Anish Giri, Fabiano Caruana, Nils Grandelius - 2
6-10. Jorden Van Foreest, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Andrey Esipenko, Alireza Firouzja, Radoslaw Wojtaszek - 1.5
11-13. Jan-Krzysztof Duda, David Anton, Aryan Tari - 1
14. Alexander Donchenko - 0.5.
Round 4 pairings:
Vachier-Lagrave - Anton, Tari - Firouzja, Van Foreest - Carlsen, Donchenko - Wojtaszek, Duda - Giri, Harikrishna - Caruana, Esipenko - Grandelius