Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Joins Magnus Carlsen in Lead of Tata Steel Masters
Eight rounds are behind.
In the eighth round of the Tata Steel Masters, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Ansrey Esipenko lost to Anish Giri, Santosh Vidit won against Nils Grandelius, while the games Shankland - Carlsen, Karjakin - Rapport, Caruana - Van Foreest, and Dubov - Duda were drawn.
Standings after Round 8:
1-2. Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 5.5 points
3-4. Anish Giri, Santosh Vidit - 5
5. Richard Rapport - 4.5
6-9. Andrey Esipenko, Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin, Jorden Van Foreest - 4
10-11. Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Sam Shankland - 3.5
12. Daniil Dubov - 3
13. Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa - 2.5
14. Nils Grandelius - 1.5.
The 24th of January is the tournament's second rest day.
Round 9 pairings:
Giri - Shankland, Duda - Esipenko, Van Foreest - Dubov, Grandelius - Caruana, Rapport - Vidit, Praggnanandhaa - Karjakin, and Carlsen - Memdyarov.
Arjun Erigaisi won the sixth game in the Challengers tournament and now has got 7 points. Volodar Murzin has gained 4.5 points, Polina Shuvalova has scored 2.5.