Shakhriyar Mammadyarov won first victory on “Chess Wimbledon”

Today in the Netherlands Wake An See, the Parties of the 4th round of the traditional Chess Super Supernir Tata Steel Masters, in which Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov takes part.

Today, Shakhriyar played white figures with the Pole Jan-Kshyshto Duda and won the 41st move. This is the first victory of our chess player at the current tournament. In the first three tours of Mammadyarov played a draw with Russians Daniel Dubov and Andrei Esipenko, as well as with the Netherlands Anise Giri.

Now I have a 2.5 points from Shakhrira, and it takes the 5th place, yielding 0.5 points by the leading Indian sees Santosh Gudjrati. 2.5 points also have Andrei Esiipenko, World Champion Magnus Karlsen, Hungarian Rahard Rapport and Jorden Van Forest from the Netherlands. It is with the latter in the 5th round I will play Shahrij Mammadyarov. Party of the 5th round will be played after tomorrow.

Also in the tournament participate Fabiano Karuana (USA), Sergey Karyakin (Russia), Sam Shenkland (USA), Nils Grondius (Sweden) and Rameshbaba Prangnandha (India).

14 chess players play on a circular system at 13 rounds. Time control is 100 minutes by 40 moves, then 50 minutes by 20 moves, after which 15 minutes for the remaining part of the game with a 30-second addition after each turn. Competition will be completed on January 30.

For the second year in a row, Tata Steel Chess, which is also called “Chess Wimbledon”, is carried out without viewers due to pandemic restrictions. There will be no traditional amateur competition. But the Challengers tournament with 14 chess players is lower.

The representative of Azerbaijan won in Wike-an-xe once. In 2007, Teymur Rajabov shared the 1st place with Bulgarian Veselin Topalova and Armenian Levon Aronian. The record holder in the number of victories is Magnus Karlsen. He won the tournament seven times.