The 85th edition of the Tata Steel Masters 2023 kicked off yesterday in Wijk aan Zee. Only two games of the first round finished in a decisive result, with Ding Liren and Nodirbek Abdusattorov taking the early lead in the event.
The second round starts at 14:00 CEST with the top seeded Magnus Carlsen taking Black against Vincent Keymer, Fabiano Caruana facing Nodirbek Abdusattorov, and Anish Giri will have white against Gukesh.
Round 2 pairings:
Nodirbek Abdusattorov – Fabiano Caruana
Ding Liren – Parham Maghsoodloo
Vincent Keymer – Magnus Carlsen
Wesley So – Arjun Erigaisi
Levon Aronian – Praggnanandhaa
Anish Giri – Gukesh D
Jorden van Foreest – Richard Rapport
Featured photo: © Jurriaan Hoefsmit – Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2023