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Tata Steel Challengers 2023 R5: Vaishali splits the point with Adhiban

by Shahid Ahmed - 19/01/2023

IM Vaishali R had her second scoring game at Tata Steel Challengers 2023. She had a peaceful draw with GM B Adhiban in the fifth round. The reigning Turkey champion, GM Mustafa Yilmaz defeated the highest rated player of the section, GM M Amin Tabatabaei (IRI). Mustafa has gained an early sole lead 4/5. The other two victors of the round were IM Thomas Beerdsen (NED) and GM Javokhir Sindarov (UZB). IM Eline Roebers missed a great opportunity to convert her chance against Beerdsen. Today is a rest day for the Challengers. Masters Round 5 starts today at 6:30 p.m. IST. Photo: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2023

Mustafa Yilmaz grabs an early sole lead

IM Vaishali drew with GM B Adhiban | Photo: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2023

Tabatabaei - Mustafa: 0-1

GM M Amin Tabatabaei (IRI, 2686) went for an incorrect break against GM Mustafa Yilmaz (TUR, 2609).

Position after 36...Rd8

The d4-pawn is under attack or is it? A careful inspection reveals that it is not a real threat, which means White does not need to defend it. 37.Qc2 stepping away from the protection of d4 actually defends it tactically, which is what White should have done. 37.d5 cxd5 38.Rxd5 Bxd5 39.Rxd5 Rxd5 40.Nexd5 Qxf5 41.Nxf6 Kf7 and White's knights did not offer as much as he would have wanted them to be.

GM M Amin Tabatabaei (IRI) - GM Mustafa Yilmaz (TUR): 0-1 | Photo: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2023

Beerdsen - Eline: 1-0

IM Eline Roebers (NED, 2361) had a decisive advantage for the better part of the game against IM Thomas Beerdsen (NED, 2515).

Position after 21.Bf3

21...Qc4 was the better continuation for Black than 21...Bf5 which is also winning. 22.Bc6+ bxc6 23.Qxf5 Rxe2 24.gxf6 Bxf6 25.Rg1 Kf8 26.Bc3 Rb8 27.Ka1 Rf2 28.Qxh7

Position after 28.Qxh7

28...Ke7 maintains the upper hand for Black. However, Black blundered 28...e2 29.Qg8+ Ke7 30.Qxb8 exd1Q+ 31.Rxd1 and tables turned. Now White is winning.

IM Eline Roebers missed a good opportunity against IM Thomas Beerdsen | Photo: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2023

GM Javokhir Sindarov (UZB) defeated GM Jergus Pechac (SVK) | Photo: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2023

Praggnanandhaa played some football on the rest day

World's most successful chess coach, GM Peter Heine Nielsen tweeted some info about the football match

Replay Round 5 Challengers games

Round 5 results

Mustafa, Beerdsen and Sindarov were the victors in Round 5 | Photo: Tata Steel Chess

Round 6 pairings

Challengers Round 6 pairings | Photo: Official site

Standings after Round 5

Mustafa Yilmaz is the early sole leader 4/5 | Photo: Official site


Starting from Saturday, 14th January, all round starts at 6:30 p.m. IST, only Sunday 29th January, the final round will start at 4:30 p.m. IST. Rest days are - 18th (Masters), 19th (Challengers), 23rd and 26th January.

Time Control

100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from the first move.


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