Vidit moved up to third place with his first loss at the Tata Steel Masters.

Indian Grandmaster Vidit Santosh Gujarati has also suffered a 36-move defeat to Jordan One Forest of the Netherlands in the 7th round of the Tata Steel Masters Chess Tournament. This is Vidit's first defeat in the tournament. He has slipped to the joint third position.

World number one Magnus Carlson has taken the lead by defeating India's R Pragyanananda in 34 moves. Carlson has beaten debutant Pragyananda with black pieces. Kalerson has scored five points with this win.

Daniil Dugov lost his match against Anish Giri as the Russian grandmaster has refused to play wearing a mask. Organisers had urged Dugov to do so as their close contact has been found infected with corona virus. Shakhariar Mamedayarov of Azerbaijan has come second. He is half a point behind Carlson. Vidit is third with three other players collecting four points.

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