Fabiano Caruana and Anish Giri caught Iran's chessplayer, Alireza Firouzja in the Tata Steel Masters lead after beating Radek Wojtaszek and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave respectively in Round 9.

Iran Press/Europe: While Fabi won in unconventional but convincing style, Anish admitted he was just hanging on in the middlegame, but a 3rd Najdorf loss in the row for Maxime saw the Frenchman bottom of the table and out of the world top 10.

Magnus Carlsen bounced straight back from the loss to Andrey Esipenko to defeat Nils Grandelius and move within a point of the lead.

Tata Steel Chess Masters Tournament is being held at Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands.


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