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Metro
19-10-2017, 01:24 PM
During a press conference on Wednesday , 12 of the 14 participants of the top group, the Tata Steel Chess Masters, were announced.


Tata Steel Chess Masters | Confirmed Participants

# Fed Name Rating Rank Born
1 Carlsen, Magnus 2826 1 1990
2 Caruana, Fabiano 2794 4 1992
3 Kramnik, Vladimir 2794 5 1975
4 Mamedyarov, Shak. 2791 6 1985
5 So, Wesley 2788 7 1993
6 Anand, Viswanathan 2783 9 1969
7 Karjakin, Sergey 2765 12 1990
8 Giri, Anish 2762 13 1994
9 Wei Yi 2740 18 1999
10 Hou Yifan 2678 64 1994
11 Adhiban, Baskaran 2671 75 1992
12 Jones, Gawain 2662 83 1987



Unfortunately the tournament will clash with the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival.
https://www.tatasteelchess.com/#

Desmond
14-01-2018, 12:10 PM
Kramnik, Anand and Giri (!) have wins in round 1.

MichaelBaron
14-01-2018, 04:46 PM
Giri-Hou pawn endgame was drawn. Curious mistake by Hou.

Desmond
15-01-2018, 08:16 AM
Giri on 2/2!

MichaelBaron
18-01-2018, 02:24 AM
Not a very exciting tournament so far. Many uneventful draws :(

Thebes
18-01-2018, 07:15 AM
Not a very exciting tournament so far. Many uneventful draws :(

Every round bar 1 in both events there's been 3 decisive results, very uncommon for super-tournaments. Not to mention the Carlsen-Kramnik and 124 move Yi-Svidler draw. I think they're saving their uneventful draws for Candidates.

Only disappointing thing for me this tournament was Hou Yifan's performance, would've liked to see her hit 2700.

Metro
21-01-2018, 10:13 AM
Shak is having a great tournament on +4.

1 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 5.5 / 7 2804
2 Giri, Anish 4.5 / 7 2752
3 Kramnik, Vladimir 4.5 / 7 2787
4 So, Wesley 4.5 / 7 2792
5 Carlsen, Magnus 4.5 / 7 2834
6 Karjakin, Sergey 4.0 / 7 2753
7 Anand, Viswanathan 4.0 / 7 2767
8 Jones, Gawain C B 3.5 / 7 2640
9 Matlakov, Maxim 3.5 / 7 2718
10 Svidler, Peter 3.5 / 7 2768
11 Wei, Yi 2.5 / 7 2743
12 Caruana, Fabiano 2.0 / 7 2811
13 Adhiban, B. 1.5 / 7 2655
14 Hou, Yifan 1.0 / 7 2680

Kevin Bonham
22-01-2018, 01:27 AM
Now Giri is having a great tournament after beating Shak.

Carlsen hung a piece for a pawn against Jones with a farcical blunder. Nine moves later he was winning. Magic!

MichaelBaron
22-01-2018, 03:10 PM
Now Giri is having a great tournament after beating Shak.

Carlsen hung a piece for a pawn against Jones with a farcical blunder. Nine moves later he was winning. Magic!

Not quite magic. Easy win for black if black is a computer. For a human -the position was still very hard to play for both sides.

Patrick Byrom
22-01-2018, 04:40 PM
Not quite magic. Easy win for black if black is a computer. For a human -the position was still very hard to play for both sides.True in general, but 22... g5 was fairly obvious.

Desmond
24-01-2018, 06:30 PM
Giri in the lead after 9 rounds. Caruana bombs out of 2nd live rating to 7th!


Rank Name Score Rating
1 Giri, Anish 6/9 2752
2 Carlsen, Magnus 6/9 2834
3 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 6/9 2804
4 Kramnik, Vladimir 5/9 2787
5 So, Wesley 5/9 2792
6 Anand, Viswanathan 5/9 2767
7 Karjakin, Sergey 5/9 2753
8 Svidler, Peter 4/9 2768
9 Jones, Gawain C B 4/9 2640
10 Matlakov, Maxim 4/9 2718
11 Wei, Yi 3/9 2743
12 Caruana, Fabiano 3/9 2811
13 Adhiban, B. 2/9 2655
14 Hou, Yifan 1/9 2680

Kevin Bonham
27-01-2018, 11:19 PM
Giri, Carlsen and Shak leading with two to play. But a few raspberries being blown for Jones-Mamedyarov then being a repetition on move 12.

Metro
28-01-2018, 03:13 PM
Score after 12 rounds
1 Giri, Anish 8.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus 8.5
3 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 8.0
4 Kramnik, Vladimir 7.5
5 Anand, Viswanathan 7.5
6 Karjakin, Sergey 7.0
7 So, Wesley 7.0
8 Svidler, Peter 5.5
9 Wei, Yi 5.0
10 Jones, Gawain C B 4.5
11 Caruana, Fabiano 4.5
12 Matlakov, Maxim 4.5
13 Adhiban, B. 3.5
14 Hou, Yifan 2.5

Round 13 - Sunday the 28th
So, Wesley - Hou, Yifan
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Anand, Viswanathan
Matlakov, Maxim - Jones, Gawain C B
Karjakin, Sergey - Carlsen, Magnus
Caruana, Fabiano - Svidler, Peter
Adhiban, B. - Kramnik, Vladimir
Wei, Yi - Giri, Anish

Kevin Bonham
28-01-2018, 03:48 PM
Jones blames Mamedyarov for yesterday's draw saying that if he was playing to win the tournament he shouldn't have played the Petroff. :)

Metro
29-01-2018, 10:54 AM
Final standings* Score
1 Giri, Anish 9.0 / 13
2 Carlsen, Magnus 9.0 / 13
3 Kramnik, Vladimir 8.5 / 13
4 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 8.5 / 13
5 Anand, Viswanathan 8.0 / 13
6 So, Wesley 8.0 / 13
7 Karjakin, Sergey 7.5 / 13
8 Svidler, Peter 6.0 / 13
9 Wei, Yi 5.5 / 13
10 Jones, Gawain C B 5.0 / 13
11 Caruana, Fabiano 5.0 / 13
12 Matlakov, Maxim 5.0 / 13
13 Adhiban, B. 3.5 / 13
14 Hou, Yifan 2.5 / 13

Metro
29-01-2018, 11:13 AM
On Sunday Magnus Carlsen won the Tata Steel Chess Tournament for a record sixth time. The Norwegian grandmaster tied for first place with Anish Giri and then beat the local hero 1.5-0.5 in a blitz playoff. www.chess.com