16 January 2022

Three Leaders Emerged in Wijk aan Zee

Two rounds are behind.

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

The second round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament finished in Wijk aan Zee. In the Masters event, Magnus Carlsen won against Anish Giri as White, Richard Rapport defeated Jorden van Foreest, while the games Shankland - Grandelius, Praggnanandhaa - Duda, Mamedyarov - Esipenko, Karjakin - Dubov, and Vidit - Caruana were drawn.


Standings after Round 2:

1-3. Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Magnus Carlsen, Santosh Vidit - 1.5
4-11. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Richard Rapport, Sergey Karjakin, Daniil Dubov, Fabiano Caruana, Andrey Esipenko, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Jorden Van Foreest - 1
12-14. Nils Grandelius, Sam Shankland, Anish Giri - 0.5.

Round 3 pairings:

Caruana - Shankland, Dubov - Vidit, Esipenko - Karjakin, Giri - Mamedyarov, Duda - Carlsen, Van Foreest - Praggnanandha, and Grandelius - Rapport.
Volodar Murzin has become the sole leader of the Challengers tournament after winning against Polina Shuvalova. 

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