GM Magnus Carlsen defeated his longtime rival GM Fabiano Caruana in round eight of the 2023 Tata Steel Chess Tournament, inching up the scoreboard, back to plus-one with his third victory.

Iran PressEurope: The Tata Steel Chess Tournament takes place January 13-29, 2023 in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. The format is a 14-player round-robin. The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move one. 

GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov maintained his full-point lead with a draw vs. GM Levon Aronian. GMs Richard Rapport, Jorden van Foreest, and Gukesh D. earned their first victories of the event.


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