21 January 2022

Magnus Carlsen Joins Leaders in Wijk aan Zee

Sergey Karjakin scored his first victory.

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

In the sixth round of the Tata Steel Masters, Magnus Carlsen defeated Richard Rapport, Sergey Karjakin beat Jorden van Foreest, Fabiano Caruana lost to Anish Giri, while the games Shankland - Praggnanandhaa, Mamedyarov - Grandelius, Vidit - Duda, and Dubov - Esipenko were drawn.


Standings after Round 6:

1-3. Magnus Carlsen, Santosh Vidit, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 4 points  
4-5. Andrey Esipenko, Richard Rapport - 3.5
6-8. Sergey Karjakin, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Anish Giri - 3
9-13. Sam Shankland, Fabiano Caruana, Daniil Dubov, Jorden Van Foreest, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa - 2.5
14. Nils Grandelius - 1.5.

Round 7 pairings:

Esipenko - Shankland, Giri - Dubov, Duda - Caruana, Van Foreest - Vidit, Grandelius - Karjakin, Rapport - Mamedyarov, Praggnanandhaa - Carlsen
Arjun Erigaisi (India) won the fifth game in a row in the Challengers tournament to gain 5.5 points. Volodar Murzin has got 3.5 points, while Polina Shuvalova has scored 2.5.  

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