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Tata R7: Anand beats Van Wely, joins Carlsen in the lead
Saturday, January 19, 2013 19:34
Vishy Anand joined Magnus Carlsen in the lead in the 7th round of the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee. On Saturday the World Champion defeated Loek van Wely, who is playing a completely different tournament with the white and the black pieces so far. Hikaru Nakamura won against Wang Hao with Black and the other games in the A group ended in...
Saturday, January 19, 2013 0:05
Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader after six rounds of play at the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee. On Friday the Norwegian beat Ivan Sokolov with White to reach 4.5 points, while co-leaders Vishy Anand and Sergey Karjakin both drew their games with Black. In the B group Richard Rapport is a full point ahead of Daniil Dubov, Arkadij Naiditsch...
Anand vs Carlsen, the top game in round 5
Thursday, January 17, 2013 20:29
In the 5th round of the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee Vishy Anand, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin maintained their lead. The top clash Anand-Carlsen was a quick draw from a Petroff while Karjakin split the point with Anish Giri in a Grünfeld. The game of the day was Harikrishna-Van Wely (1-0) which finished in a nice mating combination...
Viswanathan Anand played one of his best games ever
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 19:39
After four rounds the A group of the Tata Steel tournament has three leaders: Vishy Anand, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. The World Champion won a magnificent game with Black against Levon Aronian; the Norwegian defeated Pentala Harikrishna from a... Ponziani Opening! Loek van Wely, Wang Hao and Fabiano Caruana also scored full points on a...
Sergey Karjakin leads the A group after three rounds
Monday, January 14, 2013 19:50
Sergey Karjakin beat Wang Hao in the third round of the Tata Steel's A group and is now the sole leader. The Russian grandmaster is the only player at 2.5/3 with two wins and one draw. Magnus Carlsen scored the first win of the day against Loek van Wely and Vishy Anand quickly followed, profiting from a mistake by Fabiano Caruana in timetrouble....
Sunday, January 13, 2013 20:42
All games in the A group of the Tata Steel tournament ended in draws on Sunday. Loek van Wely was pressing for most of the time against Hou Yifan, and at the end he was completely lost briefly. Ivan Sokolov had a winning ending against Hikaru Nakamura, but failed to score the full point. Sergey Tiviakov leads the B group with 2/2 after beating...
Sergey Karjakin
Saturday, January 12, 2013 20:31
Sergey Karjakin celebrated his 23rd birthday with a victory against Hou Yifan in the first round of the Tata Steel tournament's Grandmaster group A. Pentala Harikrishna won an ending against Anish Giri that was probably drawn at some point, according to the debutant of India. The other games ended in draws. In the B group Dutchmen Jan Timman and...
Dook van den Boer
Saturday, January 12, 2013 3:13
The 75th Tata Steel Chess Tournament was officially opened on Friday afternoon by Tata official Dook van den Boer, who announced the good news that there will be another tournament in 2014. The A group pairings of the first round: Aronian-Van Wely, Carlsen-Caruana, Harikrishna-Giri, Anand-Nakamura, Sokolov-Wang Hao, Leko-l'Ami, Karjakin-Hou Yifan...
Logo Tata Steel tournament 2013
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 9:39
The 75th jubilee edition of the second longest running tournament in the world will take off on Saturday with the first round of the Grandmaster Groups A, B and C. Traditionally, a few events will take place earlier: on Thursday there's a "meet & greet" with the drawing of lots of GM group C, on Friday there's the official opening ceremony...
Tata 2013 Grandmaster Group C participants announced
Saturday, December 22, 2012 12:11
Earlier this week the organizers of the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament announced 13 of the 14 participants of Grandmaster Group C: GM Fernando Peralta, GM Sabino Brunello, GM Salem Saleh, GM Krikor Mekhitarian, GM Oleg Romanishin, IM Hjörvar Steinn Gretarsson, GM Robin Swinkels, IM Twan Burg, IM David Klein, IM Mark van der Werf, IM Igor...

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