Tata Steel Chess Underway with US Champion Shankland in the Mix

 

Tata Steel Chess (January 11-27) is currently underway in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, with both World Champion Magnus Carlsen, and U.S. Champion Sam Shankland competing. Five-time World Champion Vishy Anand is currently sharing the lead with 1.5/2 with Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia.  Ding Liren, Anish Giri and Vladimir Kramnik are also in the mix. The 14-player round robin is a fan favorite since it often sees players on the cusp of the elite matching up against those entrenched in the top ten.

Shankland began the event with two draws, against two of the most enterprising players in the World, Mamedyarov and Rapport. He faces Anand tomorrow on January 14th.

Follow the event on the official website at https://www.tatasteelchess.com/ and watch live here. 

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