Tata Steel 7:Hatrick for Magnus,Giri wakes up
Yesterday was a day of decisive results as Magnus stormed through a hatrick win,Giri is towards a hatrick,Caruana kept in par with Magnus by winning against Ding in a long game,while wonderwomen Hou Yifan had her first loss.In the challengers,Adhiban Baskaran won a great game against co-leader Dreev and is now in sole first.A entertaining day's report.
Eljanov sacrificed a piece for some play and pawns against Carlsen but the latter handled it beautifully with some great moves.Moves of particular note were 10...g5!14...b5!!21...Na6!
Caruana ground down Ding in a long all major piece ending in which he was a pawn up.He let Ding off the hook for some time after he made a bad move,but Ding was not up to the task and eventually blundered and lost.
Mamedyarov has a nice advantage,blew it away,and then Hou Yifan did a very unusual blunder.Then Shak converted his extra pawn with ease.
Giri played a great game against Loek Van to increase his score to +1 after a first round loss.He is slowly coming back to contention.
The highlight of the day in the challengers was definitely Adhiban's amazing win against Dreev!He simply blew him off the board in a opening Dreev is known to be a big expert!Now he leads.
|Round 7 - Saturday the 23rd|
|Navara, D. - Karjakin, S.|
|Caruana, F. - Ding, L.|
|Wei, Y. - So, W.|
|Mamedyarov, S. - Hou, Y.|
|Van Wely, L. - Giri, A.|
|Tomashevsky, E. - Adams, M.|
|Eljanov, P. - Carlsen, M.|