Tata Steel Masters: Adhiban corners Andreikin in 46 moves

Continuing his stunning run, B. Adhiban cornered Dmitry Andreikin into a checkmating net in 46 moves and jumped to the tied fourth spot with 4.5 points after eight rounds of the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament, here on Sunday.

Playing white, Adhiban seized control of this Vienna game between moves 17 and 19 and tightened his grip to win with ease.   -  Rajeev Bhatt

Continuing his stunning run, B. Adhiban cornered Dmitry Andreikin into a checkmating net in 46 moves and jumped to the tied fourth spot with 4.5 points after eight rounds of the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament, here on Sunday.

Playing white, Adhiban seized control of this Vienna game between moves 17 and 19 and tightened his grip to win with ease. Adhiban’s third victory, including a lucky one against Poland’s Radoslaw Wojtaszek on Saturday, in four rounds saw him overtake his more illustrious teammate P. Hari Krishna, who reached four points after drawing with China’s youth sensation Wei Yi in 27 moves of Petroff Defence.

Going into Monday's rest day, Hungary’s Richard Rapport provided the biggest upset of the event by upsetting World champion Magnus Carlsen in 33 moves.

This result overshadowed the rare defeat suffered by Anish Giri at the hands of Levon Aronian. These results came less than 24 hours of Giri miraculously escaping to a 123-move draw against Carlsen.

The results:

Eighth round: B. Adhiban (4.5) bt Dmitry Andreikin (Rus, 3.5); P. Hari Krishna (4) drew with Wei Yi (Chn, 5); Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 4.5) drew with Wesley So (US, 5.5); Richard Rapport (Hun, 3) bt Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 4.5); Pavel Eljanov (Ukr, 5) drew with Radoslaw Wojtaszek (Pol, 3.5); Levon Aronian (Arm, 4.5) bt Anish Giri (Ned, 4).