Tata Steel Masters: Carlsen claim first victory; Anand slip against Caruana

January 21, 2020

ChessTata Steel Masters

  • Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand suffered a painful defeat from a nearly winning position, losing to Fabiano Caruana of United States in the eighth round of Tata Steel Masters chess tournament Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands on Monday.
  • World champion Magnus Carlsen scored his first victory in the tournament, scalping Nikita Vituigov of Russia.
  • Alireza Firouzja remained in joint lead with Caruana on 5.5 points and these two are now ahead of Wesley So of the United States and Jorden Van Foreest of Holland.
  • Carlsen, on 4.5 points, is next in standings along with Jan Krzysztof Duda of Poland. After his second loss in the event, Anand slipped to the tenth spot with 3.5 points.

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