Giri leads in the Netherlands by IM Juan Röhl
Giri leads in the Netherlands
The talented Dutch GM Anish Giri leads the Tata Steel Tournament after 9 rounds. The GM of Russian origin accumulates 6.5 points, undefeated character (with 4 wins and 5 draws) and is emerging as a serious candidate to succeed in the first big tournament of the year, followed by World Champion Magnus Carlsen tied with GM Shakriyar Mamedyarov with 6 points. A tenacious battle is expected in the last 4 rounds of the event. Challenger Group are tied atop the Hindu GM Vidit and his Ukrainian colleague Anton Korobov, with 6.5 out of 9.
In the Rock of Gibraltar, the Tradewise Festival was started. Considered the best Open Tournament in the World, this year it has the participation of 92 Grand Masters from 50 countries. Highlights the presence of the GMs of the elite, the Armenian Levon Aronian, the Frenchman Maxime Vachier Lagrave and the American Hikaru Nakamura. The Latin American presence is led by the Creole GM Eduardo Iturrizaga. From this space, we wish the greatest success in such a great event.
At the national level, highlights the triumph of MF Ronald Brizuela in the 5th IRT "Feria de Santa Inés", held in Cumana, accumulated 6 points to overcome in the tie-breaking system Cuban-Venezuelan MI, Ariel Marichal. In the event, 43 chess players participated. Today begins in Caracas, the Superior League for Teams, which will be played under the Swiss System to 6 rounds. Embassy Hotel in Chacao, will serve as headquarters. RSA is the favorite team led by Carabobeño MI, Johann Alvarez.
See the excellent finish of Giri in his game of Round 8, against the world number two Mamedyarov, where with white pieces, masterfully handling the concept of the initiative. After move 24 of the black, the position that reflects the Diagram was reached.
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