Firouzja Fights Back, Rejoins the Lead at the End of Round 5

After losing his Round 4 game against Wesley So, Alireza Firouzja beats Anish Giri in Round 5 of Tata Steel Masters 2020, to rejoin So in the lead by the end of the round.

Tata Steel Masters 2020 Round 5 Results

Anand, ViswanathanXiong, Jeffery1-0
Carlsen, MagnusDubov, Daniil½-½
Caruana, FabianoVan Foreest, Jorden½-½
Duda, Jan-KrzysztofArtemiev, Vladislav½-½
Firouzja, AlirezaGiri, Anish1-0
Kovalev, VladislavSo, Wesley½-½
Vitiugov, NikitaYu, Yangyi½-½

Tata Steel Masters 2020 Ranking after Round 5

1So, Wesley3.59.00
Firouzja, Alireza3.57.25
3Caruana, Fabiano3.07.00
Van Foreest, Jorden3.06.75
Artemiev, Vladislav3.05.50
6Xiong, Jeffery2.57.00
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof2.56.00
Anand, Viswanathan2.55.75
Carlsen, Magnus2.55.75
Dubov, Daniil2.54.75
11Giri, Anish2.05.00
Vitiugov, Nikita2.04.75
13Yu, Yangyi1.53.50
14Kovalev, Vladislav1.03.00

Wesley So beats Alireza Firouzja in Round 4 to Take the Solo Lead in Tata Steel Masters 2020

Wesley So took the lead in the tournament by beating Alireza Firouzja in a quiet Queen’s Gambit Accepted where he steadily outplayed the youngster as white.

Tata Steel Masters 2020 Round 4 Results

Artemiev, VladislavKovalev, Vladislav1-0
Dubov, DaniilDuda, Jan-Krzysztof½-½
Giri, AnishVitiugov, Nikita½-½
So, WesleyFirouzja, Alireza1-0
Van Foreest, JordenCarlsen, Magnus½-½
Xiong, JefferyCaruana, Fabiano½-½
Yu, YangyiAnand, Viswanathan½-½

Tata Steel Masters 2020 Rankings after Round 4

1So, Wesley3.06.00
2Xiong, Jeffery2.55.75
Caruana, Fabiano2.54.75
Firouzja, Alireza2.54.00
Van Foreest, Jorden2.54.00
Artemiev, Vladislav2.52.75
7Carlsen, Magnus2.04.00
Giri, Anish2.03.75
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof2.03.25
Dubov, Daniil2.02.75
11Vitiugov, Nikita1.53.50
Anand, Viswanathan1.52.75
13Yu, Yangyi1.01.75
14Kovalev, Vladislav0.51.00

Round 2 Tata Steel 2020 Results and Standings

Seven games in the second round of Tata Steel 2020, and 4 were won by white. The rest were draws:

Tata Steel 2020 Round 2 Results

Artemiev, VladislavVitiugov, Nikita1-0
Dubov, DaniilKovalev, Vladislav1-0
Duda, Jan-KrzysztofFirouzja, Alireza½-½
Giri, AnishCaruana, Fabiano½-½
So, WesleyAnand, Viswanathan1-0
Xiong, JefferyVan Foreest, Jorden1-0
Yu, YangyiCarlsen, Magnus½-½

Tata Steel 2020 Ranking after Round 2

1Xiong, Jeffery1.51.75
So, Wesley1.51
Artemiev, Vladislav1.50.75
Dubov, Daniil1.50.75
Firouzja, Alireza1.50.5
6Caruana, Fabiano11.25
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof11
Giri, Anish11
Carlsen, Magnus10.75
Van Foreest, Jorden10.5
11Anand, Viswanathan0.50.75
Vitiugov, Nikita0.50.5
Yu, Yangyi0.50.5
14Kovalev, Vladislav00

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