TATA STEEL CHESS – R4 REPORT

January 16, 2020

Four rounds have been already played at 82nd Tata Steel Masters tournament in Wijk aan Zee, often called “Wimbledon of chess”.

After four played rounds, and the resting day (15th of January), Wesley So (USA, 2765) goes to round 5 as the sole leader of the event, scoring 3/4. He is followed by Xiong, Jeffery (USA, 2712), Caruana Fabiano (USA, 2822), Firouzja, Alireza (2723), Van Foreest, Jorden (NED, 2644) and
Artemiev, Vladislav (RUS, 2731), who tie for the second place, each with 2.5 points.

Round 5, which takes place in Eindhoven, brings the following pairings:

Carlsen, Magnus (NOR, 2872) – Dubov, Daniil (RUS, 2683)
Caruana, Fabiano (USA, 2822)- Van Foreest Jorden (NED, 2644)
Anand, Viswanathan (IND, 2758) – Xiong, Jeffery (USA, 2712)
Vitiugov, Nikita (RUS, 2747)- Yu, Yangyi (CHN, 2726)
Firouzja, Alireza (2723) – Giri, Anish (NED, 2768)
Kovalev, Vladislav (BLR, 2660)- So, Wesley (USA, 2765)
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof (POL, 2758)- Artemiev, Vladislav (RUS, 2731)

LIVE transmission of the games can be followed through the Official Website of the event.

Besides the main Masters event, the Tata steel Chess comprises Challenger event and amateurs and kids events.

On the yesterdays free day, the international grandmasters of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament played their friendly football match at the Telstar FC stadium this afternoon. World champion Magnus Carlsen and Loek van Wely (grandmaster and currently a Dutch senator) were the team captains.

Official Website of the event

Photos from the Official Website.

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