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Wednesday, October 09, 2013 15:08
Hit by the financial crisis, Tata Steel was forced to decrease its budget for the annual chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee. The 76th edition will have two Grandmaster groups instead of three with, in both, twelve players instead of fourteen. The other big news is that two rounds will be played outside Wijk aan Zee. Dook van den Boer (Director Tata...
Tata Steel: the simuls
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 12:23
Once a year, the small village of Wijk aan Zee is in the chess world’s spotlights thanks to the traditional Tata Steel Chess Tournament. The event is famous because for its super strong A-group, won this year by Magnus Carlsen, and a B- and C-group which could form a prestigious main tournament in any other city! By Lennart Ootes However, the Tata...
Magnus Carlsen holding the trophy, with Vishy Anand in the background
Sunday, January 27, 2013 19:09
Having already won the tournament, Magnus Carlsen was under pressure against Anish Giri in the final round but escaped with a draw, finishing on 10/13, the same score as Garry Kasparov achieved in 1999. World Champion Vishy Anand lost with Black against Wang Hao and Sergey Karjakin quickly beat Loek van Wely. Magnus Carlsen holding the trophy,...
Carlsen wins 75th Tata Steel with a round to spare
Saturday, January 26, 2013 17:03
Less than 3.5 hours into the penultimate round, Magnus Carlsen has secured sole victory at the 75th Tata Steel chess tournament. The Norwegian crushed Hikaru Nakamura with White in 31 moves and not long afterwards his closest rival, Levon Aronian, drew with Anish Giri. Carlsen still has something to play for tomorrow: beating Giri would get him to...
After his draw against Wang Hao, Magnus Carlsen still leads by a point
Friday, January 25, 2013 22:07
With a quick draw against Wang Hao on Friday Magnus Carlsen got a bit closer to tournament victory in Wijk aan Zee. The Norwegian's lead in Tata Steel's A group decreased to a point as Levon Aronian won his game against Hikaru Nakamura. Fabiano Caruana is not having a great tournament and in this round the Italian got crushed by Anish Giri. Peter...
Logo Bilbao Grand Slam Masters Final
Thursday, January 24, 2013 16:56
The 6th edition of the annual Grand Slam Masters Final in Bilbao was announced yesterday in a press release. Specific dates are not mentioned, and it's also not clear whether the first half of the tournament will again be hosted by a different host city (like Sao Paulo in 2011 and 2012). The organizers are urging FIDE "to hold discussions in order...
Carlsen also beat l'Ami to get to 8/10 or "+6"
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 20:21
Magnus Carlsen won yet another game at the Tata Steel tournament on Wednesday and is getting close to Garry Kasparov's "+7" (10 out of 13) in 1999 in Wijk aan Zee. This time the Norwegian won a pawn in the middlegame and ground down Erwin l'Ami after 65 moves to get to a 1.5 point lead in the A group standings. The second place is shared between...
Carlsen increases lead to a point in Tata Steel's round 9
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 19:49
Magnus Carlsen increased his lead in the A group of the Tata Steel chess tournament to a full point on Tuesday, beating Hou Yifan with the black pieces in 66 moves. Runner-up Vishy Anand drew quickly with Peter Leko. In the 9th round Loek van Wely won against the player who is his team mate in the Dutch 3rd league, Ivan Sokolov. In the B group top...
Magnus Carlsen tops the standings of the A group in Wijk aan Zee
Sunday, January 20, 2013 20:31
Magnus Carlsen squeezed blood from a stone today and defeated Sergey Karjakin in Wijk aan Zee from what seemed to be a completely drawn ending. The Norwegian is the sole leader again at the Tata Steel tournament as Vishy Anand drew quickly with Ivan Sokolov. The other winners in the A group were Levon Aronian (against Hou Yifan) and Fabiano...
Weekly Endgame Study (305) & Tata Steel Solving Weekend
Sunday, January 20, 2013 16:00
Every week we present you an endgame study selected by IM Yochanan Afek: player, trainer, endgame study composer and writer. A week later the solution is published. Today we also announce the Tata Steel Solving Weekend.  Good luck solving!  --> IM Yochanan Afek's Official Website   Tata Steel Chess and Studies Day The fourth international Tata...