After 10 played rounds at the Tata Steel Challengers 2023, Mustafa Yilmaz and Alexander Donchenko co-lead with a score of 7/10 points.
The German grandmaster yesterday defeated Max Warmerdam with black pieces to join Yilmaz on the top. Donchenko had a slightly better endgame which ended in his favor after Warmerdam’s bad 30.Re1?? mistake.
Mustafa Yilmaz played against Adhiban Baskaran yesterday and the game finished in an uneventful draw after only 27 moves of play. Reaching the score of 7/10 points, Yilmaz secured himself a lead before the last rest day at the tournament.
Velimir Ivic was in the race for the top but suffered a bad loss to Luis Paulo Supi. Ivic had the advantage for most of the game, but it was hard to convert it into a victory. Eventually, the Brazilian equalized and Ivic made a huge mistake, eventually losing the game.
The other games finished in a draw and after 10 played rounds, Mustafa Yilmaz and Alexander Donchenko are half a point ahead of Javokhir Sindarov who scores 6.5/10 points. Velimir Ivic and Amin Tabatabaei follow with 6 points, each.
Rankings after 10 rounds:
|5||Tabatabaei, M. Amin||6/10||2686|
|9||Supi, Luis Paulo||4½/10||2608|