Anish Giri has now beaten both world no. 1 Magnus Carlsen and world no. 2 Ding Liren in the 2023 Tata Steel Masters after winning a rollercoaster game against the Chinese star in Round 9. That almost gave him a share of the lead, but Nodirbek Abdusattorov survived a lost rook endgame against Vincent Keymer. In the Challengers, Mustafa Yilmaz took the sole lead with four rounds to go.
There were two decisive games in Round 9 of the Tata Steel Masters, but it could easily have been more.
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