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Alexander Donchenko joins Mustafa Yilmaz in the lead of Tata Steel Challengers 2023

The sixth round of the Tata Steel Challengers 2023 was played today in Wijk aan Zee. Three games finished with the decisive results, with Alexander Donchenko defeating Eline Roebers to join Turkish Champion Mustafa Yilmaz in the lead of the event.

Vaishali R scored her first victory in the tournament after beating Jergus Pechac. It was a drawish endgame which looked tougher for the Indian, but Pechac blundered the tactical motive in the first move after the time control and immediately resigned.

Erwin L’Ami was victorious against his compatriot Max Warmerdam with white pieces. L’Ami had a slightly worse position in the early middlegame but Warmerdam made a huge mistake with 27…Rfc8. L’Ami used his chances and won the game.

After six played rounds, Mustafa Yilmaz and Alexander Doncheko tie for first with 4.5/6 points, while Velimir Ivic and Javokhir Sindarov trail by half a point.

Rankings after 6 played rounds:

1 Yilmaz, Mustafa4½/62609
2 Donchenko, Alexander4½/62627
3 Ivic, Velimir4/62585
4 Sindarov, Javokhir4/62654
5 Beerdsen, Thomas3½/62515
6 Supi, Luis Paulo3/62608
7 Tabatabaei, M. Amin3/62686
8 Adhiban, B.3/62610
9 L’Ami, Erwin3/62627
10 Mishra, Abhimanyu2½/62559
11 Warmerdam, Max2½/62616
12 Roebers, Eline2/62361
13 Vaishali, Rameshbabu2/62425
14 Pechac, Jergus½/62637


Photo by Jurriaan Hoefsmit – Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2023

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