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Mustafa Yilmaz and Alexander Donchenko leading at Tata Steel Challengers 2023

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.

Photo © Jurriaan Hoefsmit – Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2023

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:

1 Donchenko, Alexander7/102627
2 Yilmaz, Mustafa7/102609
3 Sindarov, Javokhir6½/102654
4 Ivic, Velimir6/102585
5 Tabatabaei, M. Amin6/102686
6 Adhiban, B.5½/102610
7 L’Ami, Erwin5/102627
8 Beerdsen, Thomas5/102515
9 Supi, Luis Paulo4½/102608
10 Warmerdam, Max4½/102616
11 Vaishali, Rameshbabu4/102425
12 Mishra, Abhimanyu3½/102559
13 Roebers, Eline3/102361
14 Pechac, Jergus2½/102637

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