In the Dutch Wijk-aan-Zee on the big chess tournament Tata Steel Chess were the party of the 8th round. The Russians Daniil Dubov, Vladislav Artemiev of the duels ended in a draw, but Nikita Vitiugov, who met with world champion Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, lost.
Oak shared the points with American Wesley so, and Artemyev – with one of the hosts of the competition Anish Giri. Played drew and the leader of the tournament, the Iranian Alireza Firuza (with the Dutchman van Jordana Forrest) and he caught up with the chess player from the United States Fabiano Caruana, who won Indian Viswanathan Anand.
Firuza and Caruana scored 5.5 points, van forest came into clear 3rd place (5 tournament points), With, Carlsen and the pole Jan-Krzysztof Duda have 4.5 points, Artemyev and Oaks – at 4, Vitiugov – 2,5.