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MichaelBaron
17-01-2017, 08:35 AM
The first super-tournament of the year is on.
All info is available via: http://www.tatasteelchess.com/ and games can be followed live on chessbomb.com

Was watching last night while doing my work...and could not believe what I saw in Saw-Rappoport. Facinating battle with many mistakes by both, yet truly exciting to watch. The ''wheel of fortune'' kept turning!

Kevin Bonham
17-01-2017, 10:41 AM
Was watching last night while doing my work...and could not believe what I saw in Saw-Rappoport.

It appears you mean So-Rapport. Rapport should have won brilliantly but after various misadventures stuffed it. Here it is:

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 b6 3.d4 Bb7 4.c4 e6 5.Bg2 Be7 6.0-0 0-0 7.Nc3 Ne4 8.Bd2 Bf6 9.Rc1 Nxd2 10.Qxd2 d6 11.d5 e5 12.e4 Nd7 13.h4 a5 14.Bh3 Nc5 15.Kg2 Bc8 16.Rh1 Bxh3+ 17.Rxh3 Qd7 18.Nh2 h5 19.f3 g6 20.g4 Kh7 21.Rh1 Rg8 22.Qd1 Bg7 23.Nf1 Bh6 24.Kf2 Bc1 25.Ng3 Bxb2 26.Nb5 Bc1 27.gxh5 Bf4 28.Nc3 f5 29.hxg6+ Rxg6 30.Nxf5 Rag8 31.Kf1 b5 32.cxb5 Rg2 33.Qb1 Qf7 34.Ne2 Qg6 35.Ne7 Rf2+ 36.Kxf2 Qg2+ 37.Ke1 Rg3 38.Rxg3 Qxh1+ 39.Rg1 Qxf3 40.Nxf4 Qe3+ 41.Ne2 Nd3+ 42.Qxd3 Qxd3 43.Ng8 Qf3 44.h5 Kh8 45.Rg6 Qh1+ 46.Kd2 Qxe4 47.Nf6 Qb4+ 48.Ke3 1-0

Desmond
17-01-2017, 10:53 AM
3 draws so far for Giri

Adamski
17-01-2017, 05:53 PM
3 draws so far for GiriPar for the course for him. Didn't he end up drawing all his games in his last Super GM tournament?

Kevin Bonham
21-01-2017, 12:01 PM
Computer has malfunctioned! Giri has won a game!

Adhiban has been creating a bit of a stir, beating Karjakin and playing the King's Gambit against So.

Desmond
22-01-2017, 08:12 AM
Back to draw again, against Carlsen in 123 with the worse side of B + wrong RP

MichaelBaron
22-01-2017, 11:22 AM
Carlsen let his opponent off the hook again.

Kevin Bonham
23-01-2017, 09:57 AM
Yesterday Carlsen missed mate in 3 against the drawbot Anish Giri, today he went into meltdown and lost to Rapport. Meanwhile Adhiban beat Andreikin with a Vienna that Andreikin turned into a Closed Sicilian without success. So 5.5/8 leads Eljanov and Wei Yi 5.

Agent Smith
23-01-2017, 10:14 AM
Mate in 3! Needs a break...

MichaelBaron
29-01-2017, 09:17 AM
The longer the tournament goes the easier it is for us to divide participants' play into ''boring'' and ''not boring''

Capablanca-Fan
30-01-2017, 10:18 AM
Wesley So wins with 9/13 (http://en.chessbase.com/post/2017-tata-rd13-deserved-winner), undefeated (now a 56-game non-losing streak) and a point ahead of Carlsen. Nepomniachtchi went all out with Q-side castling but left all his K-side pieces on home squares. This victory takes So to #2 ranked in the world. So's post-tourney interview:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1T8-fd-mYQ

Adamski
31-01-2017, 09:10 AM
So So is much more than so so in his chess playing.

Frank
31-01-2017, 01:02 PM
Wesley So wins with 9/13 (http://en.chessbase.com/post/2017-tata-rd13-deserved-winner), undefeated (now a 56-game non-losing streak) and a point ahead of Carlsen. Nepomniachtchi went all out with Q-side castling but left all his K-side pieces on home squares. This victory takes So to #2 ranked in the world. So's post-tourney interview:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1T8-fd-mYQ

A great interviw by a young man now within spitting distance of the crown that will not elude him much longer

Thebes
31-01-2017, 03:45 PM
A great interviw by a young man now within spitting distance of the crown that will not elude him much longer

Definitely would not surprise to see Wesley - Carlsen next, but then again if you're good enough to get into candidates, you're good enough to have a good tournament and win it. Caruana v Carlsen will be more likely in my opinion