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Yi Wei stunt at Tata Steel Chess, Carlsen plays equal

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Yi Wei stunt at Tata Steel Chess, Carlsen plays equal

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The only 17-year-old Chinese Yi Wei has Friday announced as the main rival for Wesley So at the international is received in Wijk aan Zee.

The young chess player started to charge in the eleventh round of Tata Steel Chess with the Russian Sergei Karjakin, who a few weeks back almost Magnus Carlsen dethroned as world champion.

Yi Wei climbed thanks to his fourth victory of the tournament to the second place in the standings, a half point So.

The American quickly got a draw match with Dmitri Andrejkin from Russia. So after eleven rounds in the lead with 7,5 point, but know that Saturday, during the penultimate turn of the game his lead on the game state in a direct duel with Yi Wei.

The Norwegian defending champion Carlsen came not further than a draw against the Indian Baskaran Adhiban, Anish Giri shared the point with Pentala Harikrishna, also from India.

Carlsen has, just as the Armenian Levon Aronian and Pavel Eljanov from Ukraine, 1 point behind So and seems titelprolongatie from his head. Giri does with a 5.5 point was not more to take the victory.

The Dutch grandmaster won only one time in Wijk aan Zee and had already nine times satisfied with a draw. Loek van Wely, Giri Wednesday during the outing of the chess players to Haarlem, in control, loved, picked up against the Hungarian Richard Rapport for the second time in a row, a half-point.

With a total of 2.5 is Wely still bleak at the bottom of the standings. Saturday and Sunday are the last two rounds of Tata Steel Chess.

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