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Alexander Donchenko wins Tata Steel Challengers 2023

The Tata Steel Challengers 2023 concluded yesterday in Wijk aan Zee with Alexander Donchenko lifting the Winner trophy and earning a starting ticket for the Masters of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in 2024.

Alexander Donchenko won the Challengers event with a round to spare. With a last-round victory over Velimir Ivic, Donchenko kept the sole first place with 10/13 points.

Mustafa Yilmaz trailed by a whole point, and claimed second place scoring 9/13 points. Javokhir Sindarov came third with 8.5 points.

Final rankings:

1 Donchenko, Alexander10/132627
2 Yilmaz, Mustafa9/132609
3 Sindarov, Javokhir8½/132654
4 Tabatabaei, M. Amin7½/132686
5 Warmerdam, Max7/132616
6 Adhiban, B.7/132610
7 Supi, Luis Paulo7/132608
8 Ivic, Velimir7/132585
9 L’Ami, Erwin6½/132627
10 Beerdsen, Thomas6/132515
11 Mishra, Abhimanyu5/132559
12 Vaishali, Rameshbabu4½/132425
13 Pechac, Jergus3/132637
14 Roebers, Eline3/132361

Featured photo by Lennart Ootes

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