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Abdusattorov beats Carlsen to take sole lead in Tata Steel Masters 2023

Five rounds are played at the Tata Steel Chess Masters 2023 and 18-year-old Nodirbek Abdusattorov emerged as the sole leader of the event after defeating World Champion Magnus Carlsen yesterday.

Carlsen suffered two losses in a row, which happened in 2015 for the last time. The Uzbekistani teen prevailed in the exciting Queens endgame holding Black pieces. With his fifth round victory, Abdusattorov scores 4 points, followed by Anish Giri who holds second place with 3.5 points.

Another two games of the 5th round finished in a decisive result. Levon Aronian and Parham Maghsoodloo scored their first wins in the event playing against Vincent Keymer and Jorden van Foreest (respectively).

Rankings after 5 played rounds:

1 Abdusattorov, Nodirbek4/52713
2 Giri, Anish3½/52764
3 Praggnanandhaa3/52684
4 Aronian, Levon3/52735
5 Caruana, Fabiano3/52766
6 Erigaisi Arjun2½/52722
7 Ding, Liren2½/52811
8 So, Wesley2½/52760
9 Maghsoodloo, Parham2½/52719
10 Carlsen, Magnus2/52859
11 Rapport, Richard2/52740
12 Gukesh D1½/52725
13 Van Foreest, Jorden1½/52681
14 Keymer, Vincent1½/52696


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

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