In the Dutch Wijk aan Zee immediately after the holidays started traditional chess tournament Tata Steel Chess. It involved three grandmasters from Russia and two of them are Vladislav Artemiev and Daniil Dubov after the second round are among the leaders.
Artemyev achieved a draw against former world champion Vishy Anand Hindu, and then beat the three Russians in the grid Nikita Vitiugov. Oak shared the points with American Jeffrey Xiong and beat the representative of Belarus Vladislav Kovalev. Vitiugov in the first round played a draw with a pole Jan-Krzysztof Dudovi.
“Paper” favorite in the tournament except Anand is the current world champion Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, but he still was satisfied with two draws. By the way, Anand in second round lost to Wesley so of the United States.
the top Five leaders after the 2nd round made up Artemiev, Dubov, Xiong, and Iranian Alireza Firuza, scored 1.5 points. Carlsen is in the group of participants having 1 tournament score, Anand and Vitiugov have 0.5 points.