Two exciting encounters
Fabiano Caruana needed several attempts to finally win his game against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, but he repeatedly fell back on the long-standing basic motif of attacking the opposite king with his queen and knight duo. The final attack is worth a look!
Things have not been going well for Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the Romanian capital so far | Photo: Lennart Ootes
The two youngest players in the field, Bogdan-Daniel Deac and Alireza Firouzja, played an entertaining, fighting game. The action on the board was somewhat overshadowed by both players’ time trouble before the first control on move 40.
Alireza Firouzja has yet to win a game in the tournament | Photo: Lennart Ootes
Round 5 results
Standings after round 5