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:
|13||Van Foreest, Jorden||1½/5||2681|
Featured photo by: Jurriaan Hoefsmit – Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2023