After 8 played rounds at the Tata Steel Challengers 2023 in Wijk aan Zee, Alexander Donchenko scores 6/8 points to be the sole leader of the event. Velimir Ivic and Mustafa Yilmaz trail by half a point, tying for second place.
After yesterday’s free day, the games will continue today from 14:00 CEST, and the live broadcast will start with 15-min delay due to the anti-cheating measures.
The 9th round brings interesting encounters: Velimir Ivic will play as black against top-seeded Amin Tabatabaei, Alexander Donchenko has white against Erwin L’Ami, Mustafa Yilmaz will be the favorite in his today’s game against Vaishali. // LIVE games
Round 9 pairings:
Amin Tabatabaei – Velimir Ivic
Thomas Beerdsen – Max Warmerdam
Alexander Donchenko – Erwin L’Ami
Javokhir Sindarov – Abhimanyu Mishra
Vaishali R – Mustafa Yilmaz
Adhiban B – Eline Roebers
Jergus Pechac – Luis Paulo Supi