a top chess Tata Steel Chess tournament in the Dutch Wijk aan Zee hosted a party of the 7th round. The Russian participants earned three just half a point: Vladislav Artemiev played a draw with Wesley so of the USA, and Nikita Vitiugov and Daniil Dubov their party lost.
Vitiugov lost with the white pieces Dutchman van Jordano forest, and black Oaks – American Fabiano Caruana. The sole leader left the chess player from Iran Alireza Firuza winning Jeffrey Xiong (USA). World champion Norwegian Magnus Carlsen made a draw the seventh, this time with former champion Vishy Anand from India.
Firuza scored 5 points and the lead, followed by With, Caruana and van forest (4.5), Carlsen, Anand, Artemyev and Oaks scored 3.5 points, while Vitiugov and 2.5. The tournament will be played 13 rounds.