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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...
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...
Monday, November 05, 2012 12:20
Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Vishy Anand, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Wang Hao, Peter Leko, Anish Giri, Pentala Harikrishna, Loek van Wely, Ivan Sokolov, Erwin l’Ami and Hou Yifan are the names of the Tata Steel tournament's A group in January 2013. The 75th edition will be held 11-27 January, 2013 in Wijk aan Zee and...
Grand Slam Chess Association confirms Linares 2012, sets dates for Masters Final
Monday, January 30, 2012 22:19
The Grand Slam Chess Association announced on Sunday that the world famous tournament in Linares, Spain will be held again this year, after it was cancelled in 2011. The Association also communicated the dates for the 5th Grand Slam Masters Final, and requested FIDE to "avoid any conflicts with our schedules". The following press release was...
Sunday, January 29, 2012 12:19
Levon Aronian drew his last-round game with Teimour Radjabov in just 12 moves and thus secured clear first at the 74th Tata Steel chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands. Pentala Harikrishna won the B group while Maxim Turov emerged as the winner in 'C'. Levon Aronian giving the traditional winner's speech at the closing ceremony on...
Video: Levon Aronian shows his win against Boris Gelfand
Sunday, January 29, 2012 11:52
After beating Boris Gelfand in the 12th round of the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee, tournament leader Levon Aronian showed his game in the press room. Here's the video, filmed by the tournament crew. Enjoy!
Aronian secures at least shared first in Wijk aan Zee
Saturday, January 28, 2012 19:49
Levon Aronian beat Boris Gelfand on Saturday in Wijk aan Zee and is again leading the Tata Steel tournament by a full point, with one round to go.  Both Magnus Carlsen and Teimour Radjabov, who were trailing by half a point, drew their games. In the B group Harikrishna kept his half-point lead, while Maxim Turov and Hans Tikkanen still share the...
Tata R11: Aronian loses to Navara, still leads by half a point
Friday, January 27, 2012 20:01
Tail-ender David Navara surprised everyone today by beating tournament leader Levon Aronian with the black pieces in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands. In a very exciting game not without mistakes, Magnus Carlsen defeated Veselin Topalov to keep his chances for tournament victory alive. With two rounds to go at the 74th Tata Steel tournament the...