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Abdusattorov and Ding Liren in early lead at Tata Steel Masters 2023

The 85th edition of the Tata Steel Chess kicked off today in Wijk aan Zee, featuring 14 grandmasters who will compete in a 13-round round-robin tournament from 13-29 January 2023.

Only two games of the first round finished with a decisive result. 18-year-old Nodirbek Abdusattorov prevailed against Richard Rapport in a very interesting and creative game. After the unusual opening, Abdusattorov reached a slightly better endgame managing to provoke the opponent’s mistake and score a full point.

Ding Liren was victorious against Indian prodigy Gukesh D. Chinese grandmaster reached an edged middlegame and used Bishop pair advantage to get the material advantage.

The rest of the games finished in a draw. Replay all games here / Replay Day 1 video coverage

Day 1 results:

Featured photo by © Jurriaan Hoefsmit – Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2023

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