World champion Magnus Carlsen from Norway and young Russian grandmaster Andrey Esipenko are among the 14 participants in the major chess tournament Tata Steel Chess in the Dutch town of Wijk aan Zee. In the 5th round, our chess player shared points with the American Fabiano Caruana.
Caruana, along with Carlsen, host of the competition Anish Giri, Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Iranian Alireza Firouja, make up a group of “paper favorites”. However, while the last two do not fully justify the hopes. Firugia lost to the world champion at the start, and Vachier-Lagrave in the 5th round lost to the Swede Niels Gandelius.
After this success, Grandelius became the sole leader of the tournament, gaining 3.5 points. He is pursued by Carlsen, Giri, Caruana and the Indian Pentala Harikrishna – all of them have 3 tournament points. Esipenko, who has five draw matches, belongs to the group of chess players who have 2.5 points each.
Source: Вести.Ru by www.vesti.ru.
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