Magnus Carlsen defeated Michael Adams today in the 9th round of the Tata Steel Chess 2016 Tournament. This gives the World Champion a 1.0 and 1.5 point lead against Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So respectively. Hou Yifan also won her match against Evgeny Tomashevsky. The rest of the competitors in the Masters group recorded a tie.
In the Challengers group Samuel Sevian, Jorden van Foreest, Mikhail Antipov, Benjamin Bok and Nijat Abasov each won their games. Eltaj Safarli and Adhiban Baskaran are leading the rest with 6.5 points each.