Tata Steel Rd.10: Triumph and trauma in Wijk aan Zee

1/26/2011 – Yesterday, the top podiums were so crowded the Wijk organizers may have worried they'd have to request an extra batch of trophies. Today Anand and Nakamura both won convincing games, and once again took off into the lead. Carlsen lost in a complicated game to Nepomniachtchi. In "B", Efimenko beat McShane and joined So on top after Sargissian also lost. Full report with videos.

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This event is taking place from January 14th to 30th, 2011 in the traditional De Moriaan Center in Wijk aan Zee. There are three Grandmaster Groups, with 14 players each and each competitor playing against every other. The rate of play is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves and finally 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30 seconds/move increment starting with the first move of the game. Games begin at 13:30h local time (CET), except for the last round on January 30th, which begins at 12:00h. There are three rest days, on January 19th, 24th, and 27th.

Results of round ten

Group A: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 26th
Viswanathan Anand - Alexei Shirov
1-0
Anish Giri - Levon Aronian
½-½
Ruslan Ponomariov - Alexander Grischuk
1-0
Erwin l'Ami - Wang Hao
0-1
Jan Smeets - Vladimir Kramnik
½-½
Magnus Carlsen - Ian Nepomniachtchi
0-1
Hikaru Nakamura - Max. Vachier-Lagrave
1-0
Group B: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 26th
Laurent Fressinet - Wouter Spoelman
0-1
Li Chao - David Navara
0-1
Vlad Tkachiev - Wesley So
½-½
Friso Nijboer - Surya Ganguly
0-1
Luke McShane - Zahar Efimenko
0-1
Radek Wojtaszek - Jon Ludvig Hammer
½-½
Le Quang Liem - Gabriel Sargissian
1-0
Group C: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 26th
Benjamin Bok - Tania Sachdev
½-½
Roeland Pruijssers - Mark Bluvshtein
1-0
Mark van der Werf - Jan Willem de Jong
0-1
Sebastian Siebrecht - Murtas Kazhgaleyev
1-0
Ivan Ivanisevic - Daniele Vocaturo
1-0
Katherina Lahno - Robin van Kampen
½-½
Dariusz Swiercz - Ilya Nyzhnyk
1-0


The Open Tournament under way. Behind the spectators the A and B Groups are playing

After nine rounds, it was pretty much impossible to point to a favorite, whether in the “A” group or the “B” group. The organizers had to wonder whether they even had enough trophies at hand. Still, the tenth round was everything the fans wanted with glorious victories and disgraceful defeats to keep everyone on their toes.

In the top event, the very same two names who have been the cast stars throughout, Nakamura and Anand, once more took the spotlight. Nakamura challenged Vachier-Lagrave to play the Gruenfeld variation made famous in the 2010 World Championship, but the French GM chose to take a side road that never worked out for him. Anand actually played the exact same opening novelty Aronian employed the day before, and it was clear the Indian had come prepared, while the Spaniard had not. The other big result of the day was Nepomniachtchi’s visceral win over Carlsen.

The usual stuff

Alexei Shirov repeated in the Cambridge Springs Variation which he had lost a round earlier to Levon Aronian, deviating on move eleven. But even with the new move he got a difficult position. “It was very complicated,” Anand explained to reporters. “With so many pieces on the queenside there were a lot of tactics. You always have the feeling that you might miss something but, fortunately, it was Alexei who did so."

Anand,Viswanathan (2810) - Shirov,Alexei (2722) [D52]
73rd Tata Steel GMA Wijk aan Zee NED (10), 26.01.2011
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 Qa5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Qd2 Bb4 9.Rc1 h6 10.Bh4 c5 11.Bc4

This is exactly the same position that Shirov had a round earlier against Levon Aronian. That continued 11...cxd4 12.Qxd4 and Aronian won in 53 moves. Today Shirov tried 11...Nxc3 12.bxc3 Ba3 13.Rb1 a6 14.Be2 0-0 15.0-0 b5 16.c4 Bb4 17.Qc2 Bb7 18.Rfd1 bxc4 19.dxc5 Nxc5 20.Rd4 Rab8 21.Ne5 Bd5

"After 20.Rd4 and 21.Ne5, I had to see 22.Be7" said Anand, "the position was so complicated that you never can be sure everything is working out as you hoped it would. But he just walked into it, because he didn’t see 22...Rfe8 23.Bd6 Rbd8 24.Bh5! After that it was very nice.” Indeed: 24...Rxd6 25.Bxf7+ Kf8 26.Bxe8 1-0. [Click to replay]


Shirov in despair? Actually he is trying to remember his analysis after 11.Bc4

“You have to take it step by step,” Anand said. “For today, it’s nice to stay at plus four. All I can say about my chances is that it is still very close.” Asked what he had planned for the rest day Thursday, Anand said: “I might go to the beach, depending on the weather. I’ll work, I’ll sleep, you know, the usual stuff.”


After the last two rounds where he had been " far from superb" Nakamura came to round ten well prepared. He was up against French GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, an expert in the Grünfeld. Nakamura deviated into less familiar territory with 13.Bg5, forcing Vachier to start working things out at the board.


US GM Hikaru Nakamura at the start of round ten

Nakamura,Hikaru (2751) - Vachier-Lagrave,Maxime (2715) [D86]
73rd Tata Steel GMA Wijk aan Zee NED (10), 26.01.2011
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 0-0 10.0-0 Na5 11.Bd3 b6 12.Qd2 e5 13.Bg5 Qd7 14.Bh6 Bb7 15.Bxg7 Kxg7. This position occurred in Leitao,R (2620)-Sutovsky,E (2657)/Bursa 2010, a game that ended after 36 moves in a draw. Nakamura deviates: 16.d5 f5 17.f3 Rf7 18.exf5

Here Vachier had missed that he could not play 18...Qxd5 because of 19.fxg6 Rd7 20.Qe3 Qxd3 21.Qxe5+ Kg8 22.Qe6+ Kh8 23.Rad1 Qxd1 24.Rxd1 Rxd1+ 25.Kf2 hxg6 26.Nf4 with a winning attack for White. He panicked, tried 18…c4 "and was expertly kicked off the board in the following 15 moves," as the tournament bulletin diplomatically puts it. 19.Bc2 gxf5 20.Rad1 f4 21.g3 Qd6 22.gxf4 exf4 23.Kh1 Re8 24.Rg1+ Kf8 25.Be4 Bc8 26.Nd4 Qf6?

27.Ne6+! Bxe6 28.dxe6 Qxe6 29.Bd5 Qh3 30.Bxf7 Qxf3+ 31.Rg2 Kxf7 32.Qd7+ Kf6 33.Qg7+ 1-0. [Click to replay]

“I’m happy to be retied for first again,” said Nakamura.“There are still three rounds to go and I am taking it one game at a time. But I think I’ve got good chances if I keep playing the way I did today.”


The 500 Euro “Piet Zwart Prize” for the best game of the day went to Russian national champion Ian Nepomniashchi for "trouncing" (tournament bulletin) the World's highest ranked play, Magnus Carlsen, with the black pieces.

Carlsen,Magnus (2814) - Nepomniachtchi,Ian (2733) [B92]
73rd Tata Steel GMA Wijk aan Zee NED (10), 26.01.2011
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Kh1 Nc6 10.f4 b5 11.Be3 Bb7 12.a4 exf4 13.Rxf4 Ne5 14.Qd4 Nc6 15.Qd2 Ne5 16.Qd4 Nc6 17.Qd2 Ne5. Now Carlsen could have taken the draw with 18.Qd4, but the Norwegian superstar naturally wanted (and needed) more with White. 18.axb5 axb5 19.Re1N Ng6 20.Rff1 b4 21.Nd5 Nxe4 22.Nxe7+ Qxe7 23.Qxb4 Nh4

Here some of the spectators on the Playchess server thought that the black queen was overloaded, since she had to protect three pieces. GM Daniel King explained patiently that one piece, the knight on e4, was defended by the other attacked piece, and the knight on h4 was not attacked at all, so he felt comfortable with the black position. You should listen to excerpts from Daniel's highly enjoyable commentary in the YouTube video below.

24.Bf3 Nxf3 25.gxf3 Qd7 26.Bf4 Ra4 27.Qb6 Nf6 28.Qxd6 Qg4 29.Nd4 Rxd4 30.Qxd4 Bxf3+ 31.Rxf3 Qxf3+ 32.Kg1 Qg4+ 33.Kh1 Qc8 34.Qf2 Qb7+ 35.Kg1 Ne4 36.Qd4 Re8 37.Re2 h6 38.h3 Re6 39.Kh2 f5 40.b4 Kh7 41.Re3 Rg6 42.Re2 Qb5 43.Re1

43...Rc6. While Nepomniachtchi was thinking the spectators on Playchess found a very deep and convincing continuation: 43...Qa6, which you will enjoy analysing with a chess engine. After the text move the continuation is obvious: 44.Rxe4 fxe4 45.Qxe4+ Rg6. White has a pawn for the exchange, but his two connected passers give him genuine drawing chances. 46.Bg3 Qd7 47.h4 h5 48.c4?! This cannot be good – White picks up one of the pawns.

48...Qd2+ 49.Kh3 Qc3 50.Qf4 Qxb4 51.Qf5 Qxc4 52.Qxh5+ Rh6 53.Qf3

53...Qe6+ 54.Kh2 Rf6 55.Qd3+ Rf5 56.Qc2 Qd5 57.Bf2 Kh6 58.Be3+ Kg6. Ian is playing quickly, because Magnus' clock has run down to almost zero. 59.Bf2 Kf6 60.Bg3. The Norwegian makes the time control, but his position is essentially lost. 60...Rf1 61.Bf2 Rd1 62.Qc3+ Qe5+ 63.Qxe5+ Kxe5. Rook vs bishop with a pawn each on the board. The tablebases announce mate in 33. 64.h5 Kf6 65.Bh4+ Kf5 66.Be7 Rd7 0-1. [Click to replay]

Carlsen second loss vs three wins dropped him to a shared fifth place and out of the race for the 10,000 Euro first prize in Group A. In the live world rankings Anand is now once more in first place, and you will be shocked to hear that it is not Carlsen who is in second – it is Levon Aronian! Incredibly, Aronian’s sheer consistency has added one Elo point after the other, and though he is behind Anand, he is also past 2812 and climbing! Staggering.

Photos by Joachim Schulze (Schachfotos...)

Live commentary on Playchess

Video report by GM Robert Fontaine for Europe Echecs

Current standings after ten rounds

Grandmaster "A" tournament

Statistics after ten rounds (63 games)

  • White won 15 games = 23.8%

  • Black won 13 games = 20.6%

  • 35 games were drawn = 55.6%

The “B” tournament’s leaderboard changed hands rather oddly. While So drew quickly and quietly prior to the rest day tomorrow, both McShane and Sargissian lost their respective games. McShane was finally replaced by his challenger from earlier rounds: Efimenko, after the latter beat him in their game. Both So and Efimenko now share the lead with 6.5/10.

Grandmaster "B" tournament

Grandmaster "C" tournament

Watching the games

It goes without saying that the options to watch the games live are wide and varied. You can watch them at no cost on Playchess, enjoying the software's new options to display multiple boards at the same time, and if you are a Premium member, live grandmaster commentary will be provided on Playchess for every round by GM Daniel King, author of the best-selling Power Play series, and GM Lubomir Ftacnik.

If you miss the live games, you can always watch the commentary after the fact, or get an abridged tale via the Daily Roundup show also hosted on Playchess. Again, if you miss the show, it remains available on the server at your disposal.


Schedule of Grandmaster Group A

Group A: Round 1 - Sat. Jan. 15th
Ruslan Ponomariov - Viswanathan Anand
0-1
Erwin l'Ami - Anish Giri
½-½
Jan Smeets - Alexei Shirov
1-0
Magnus Carlsen - Levon Aronian
½-½
Hikaru Nakamura - Alexander Grischuk
1-0
Max. Vachier-Lagrave - Wang Hao
½-½
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Vladimir Kramnik
½-½
Group A: Round 2 - Sun. Jan. 16th
Viswanathan Anand - Vladimir Kramnik
½-½
Wang Hao - Ian Nepomniachtchi
0-1
Alexander Grischuk - Max. Vachier-Lagrave
½-½
Levon Aronian - Hikaru Nakamura
½-½
Alexei Shirov - Magnus Carlsen
½-½
Anish Giri - Jan Smeets
½-½
Ruslan Ponomariov - Erwin l'Ami
½-½
Group A: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 17th
Erwin l'Ami - Viswanathan Anand
½-½
Jan Smeets - Ruslan Ponomariov
0-1
Magnus Carlsen - Anish Giri
0-1
Hikaru Nakamura - Alexei Shirov
1-0
Max. Vachier-Lagrave - Levon Aronian
½-½
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Alexander Grischuk
½-½
Vladimir Kramnik - Wang Hao
½-½
Group A: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 18th
Viswanathan Anand - Wang Hao
1-0
Alexander Grischuk - Vladimir Kramnik
½-½
Levon Aronian - Ian Nepomniachtchi
1-0
Alexei Shirov - Max. Vachier-Lagrave
0-1
Anish Giri - Hikaru Nakamura
½-½
Ruslan Ponomariov - Magnus Carlsen
½-½
Erwin l'Ami - Jan Smeets
½-½
Wednesday, January 19th – Free day
Group A: Round 5 - Thurs. Jan. 20th
Jan Smeets - Viswanathan Anand
0-1
Magnus Carlsen - Erwin l'Ami
1-0
Hikaru Nakamura - Ruslan Ponomariov
½-½
Max. Vachier-Lagrave - Anish Giri
½-½
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Alexei Shirov
½-½
Vladimir Kramnik - Levon Aronian
½-½
Wang Hao - Alexander Grischuk
1-0
Group A: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 21st
Viswanathan Anand - Alexander Grischuk
½-½
Levon Aronian - Wang Hao
½-½
Alexei Shirov - Vladimir Kramnik
0-1
Anish Giri - Ian Nepomniachtchi
0-1
Ruslan Ponomariov - Max. Vachier-Lagrave
½-½
Erwin l'Ami - Hikaru Nakamura
0-1
Jan Smeets - Magnus Carlsen
0-1
Group A: Round 7 - Sat. Jan. 22nd
Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand
½-½
Hikaru Nakamura - Jan Smeets
1-0
Max. Vachier-Lagrave - Erwin l'Ami
½-½
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Ruslan Ponomariov
½-½
Vladimir Kramnik - Anish Giri
1-0
Wang Hao - Alexei Shirov
½-½
Alexander Grischuk - Levon Aronian
0-1
Group A: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 23rd
Viswanathan Anand - Levon Aronian
½-½
Alexei Shirov - Alexander Grischuk
1-0
Anish Giri - Wang Hao
1-0
Ruslan Ponomariov - Vladimir Kramnik
½-½
Erwin l'Ami - Ian Nepomniachtchi
½-½
Jan Smeets - Max. Vachier-Lagrave
0-1
Magnus Carlsen - Hikaru Nakamura
1-0
Monday, January 24th – Free day
Group A: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 25th
Hikaru Nakamura - Viswanathan Anand
½-½
Max. Vachier-Lagrave - Magnus Carlsen
½-½
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Jan Smeets
0-1
Vladimir Kramnik - Erwin l'Ami
1-0
Wang Hao - Ruslan Ponomariov
1-0
Alexander Grischuk - Anish Giri
½-½
Levon Aronian - Alexei Shirov
1-0
Group A: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 26th
Viswanathan Anand - Alexei Shirov
1-0
Anish Giri - Levon Aronian
½-½
Ruslan Ponomariov - Alexander Grischuk
1-0
Erwin l'Ami - Wang Hao
0-1
Jan Smeets - Vladimir Kramnik
½-½
Magnus Carlsen - Ian Nepomniachtchi
0-1
Hikaru Nakamura - Max. Vachier-Lagrave
1-0
Thursday, January 27th – Free day
Group A: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 28th
Max. Vachier-Lagrave - Viswanathan Anand  
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Hikaru Nakamura  
Vladimir Kramnik - Magnus Carlsen  
Wang Hao - Jan Smeets  
Alexander Grischuk - Erwin l'Ami  
Levon Aronian - Ruslan Ponomariov  
Alexei Shirov - Anish Giri  
Group A: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 29th
Viswanathan Anand - Anish Giri  
Ruslan Ponomariov - Alexei Shirov  
Erwin l'Ami - Levon Aronian  
Jan Smeets - Alexander Grischuk  
Magnus Carlsen - Wang Hao  
Hikaru Nakamura - Vladimir Kramnik  
Max. Vachier-Lagrave - Ian Nepomniachtchi  
Group A: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 30st
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Viswanathan Anand  
Vladimir Kramnik - Max. Vachier-Lagrave  
Wang Hao - Hikaru Nakamura  
Alexander Grischuk - Magnus Carlsen  
Levon Aronian - Jan Smeets  
Alexei Shirov - Erwin l'Ami  
Anish Giri - Ruslan Ponomariov  

Schedule of Grandmaster Group B

Group B: Round 1 - Sat. Jan. 15th
Vlad Tkachiev - Laurant Fressinet
½-½
Friso Nijboer - Li Chao
½-½
Luke McShane - Wouter Spoelman
1-0
Radek Wojtaszek - David Navara
0-1
Le Quang Liem - Wesley So
½-½
Gabriel Sargissian - Surya Ganguly
1-0
Jon Ludvig Hammer - Zahar Efimenko
0-1
Group B: Round 2 - Sun. Jan. 16th
Laurant Fressinet - Zahar Efimenko
½-½
Surya Ganguly - Jon Ludvig Hammer
1-0
Wesley So - Gabriel Sargissian
½-½
David Navara - Le Quang Liem
½-½
Wouter Spoelman - Radek Wojtaszek
½-½
Li Chao - Luke McShane
0-1
Vlad Tkachiev - Friso Nijboer
½-½
Group B: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 17th
Friso Nijboer - Laurent Fressinet
½-½
Luke McShane - Vlad Tkachiev
1-0
Radek Wojtaszek - Li Chao
1-0
Le Quang Liem - Wouter Spoelman
0-1
Gabriel Sargissian - David Navara
½-½
Jon Ludvig Hammer - Wesley So
½-½
Zahar Efimenko - Surya Ganguly
½-½
Group B: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 18th
Laurent Fressinet - Surya Ganguly
1-0
Wesley So - Zahar Efimenko
½-½
David Navara - Jon Ludvig Hammer
½-½
Wouter Spoelman - Gabriel Sargissian
½-½
Li Chao - Le Quang Liem
1-0
Vlad Tkachiev - Radek Wojtaszek
½-½
Friso Nijboer - Luke McShane
½-½
Wednesday, January 19th – Free day
Group B: Round 5 - Thurs. Jan. 20th
Luke McShane - Laurent Fressinet
½-½
Radek Wojtaszek - Friso Nijboer
1-0
Le Quang Liem - Vlad Tkachiev
½-½
Gabriel Sargissian - Li Chao
½-½
Jon Ludvig Hammer - Wouter Spoelman
1-0
Zahar Efimenko - David Navara
1-0
Surya Ganguly - Wesley So
0-1
Group B: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 21st
Laurant Fressinet - Wesley So
0-1
David Navara - Surya Ganguly
1-0
Wouter Spoelman - Zahar Efimenko
0-1
Li Chao - Jon Ludvig Hammer
1-0
Vlad Tkachiev - Gabriel Sargissian
½-½
Friso Nijboer - Le Quang Liem
0-1
Luke McShane - Radek Wojtaszek
1-0
Group B: Round 7 - Sat. Jan. 22nd
Radek Wojtaszek - Laurent Fressinet
1-0
Le Quang Liem - Luke McShane
1-0
Gabriel Sargissian - Friso Nijboer
1-0
Jon Ludvig Hammer - Vlad Tkachiev
0-1
Zahar Efimenko - Li Chao
½-½
Surya Ganguly - Wouter Spoelman
1-0
Wesley So - David Navara
1-0
Group B: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 23rd
Laurent Fressinet - David Navara
½-½
Wouter Spoelman - Wesley So
0-1
Li Chao - Surya Ganguly
½-½
Vlad Tkachiev - Zahar Efimenko
1-0
Friso Nijboer - Jon Ludvig Hammer
½-½
Luke McShane - Gabriel Sargissian
½-½
Radek Wojtaszek - Le Quang Liem
1-0
Monday, January 24th – Free day
Group B: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 25th
Le Quang Liem - Laurent Fressinet
1-0
Gabriel Sargissian - Radek Wojtaszek
1-0
Jon Ludvig Hammer - Luke McShane
½-½
Zahar Efimenko - Friso Nijboer
½-½
Surya Ganguly - Vlad Tkachiev
0-1
Wesley So - Li Chao
0-1
David Navara - Wouter Spoelman
1-0
Group B: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 26th
Laurent Fressinet - Wouter Spoelman
0-1
Li Chao - David Navara
0-1
Vlad Tkachiev - Wesley So
½-½
Friso Nijboer - Surya Ganguly
0-1
Luke McShane - Zahar Efimenko
0-1
Radek Wojtaszek - Jon Ludvig Hammer
½-½
Le Quang Liem - Gabriel Sargissian
1-0
Thursday, January 27th – Free day
Group B: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 28th
Gabriel Sargissian - Laurent Fressinet  
Jon Ludvig Hammer - Le Quang Liem  
Zahar Efimenko - Radek Wojtaszek  
Surya Ganguly - Luke McShane  
Wesley So - Friso Nijboer  
David Navara - Vlad Tkachiev  
Wouter Spoelman - Li Chao  
Group B: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 29th
Laurent Fressinet - Li Chao  
Vlad Tkachiev - Wouter Spoelman  
Friso Nijboer - David Navara  
Luke McShane - Wesley So  
Radek Wojtaszek - Surya Ganguly  
Le Quang Liem - Zahar Efimenko  
Gabriel Sargissian - Jon Ludvig Hammer  
Group B: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 30th
Jon Ludvig Hammer - Laurent Fressinet  
Zahar Efimenko - Gabriel Sargissian  
Surya Ganguly - Le Quang Liem  
Wesley So - Radek Wojtaszek  
David Navara - Luke McShane  
Wouter Spoelman - Friso Nijboer  
Li Chao - Vlad Tkachiev  

Schedule of Grandmaster Group C

Group C: Round 1 - Sat. Jan. 15th
Mark van der Werf - Benjamin Bok
½-½
Sebastian Siebrecht - Roeland Pruijssers
½-½
Ivan Ivanisevic - Tania Sachdev
0-1
Katherina Lahno - Mark Bluvshtein
½-½
Dariusz Swiercz - Jan Willem de Jong
1-0
Ilya Nyzhnyk - Murtas Kazhgaleyev
1-0
Robin van Kampen - Daniele Vocaturo
0-1
Group C: Round 2 - Sun. Jan. 16th
Benjamin Bok - Daniele Vocaturo
½-½
Murtas Kazhgaleyev - Robin van Kampen
1-0
Jan Willem de Jong - Ilya Nyzhnyk
½-½
Mark Bluvshtein - Dariusz Swiercz
1-0
Tania Sachdev - Katherina Lahno
0-1
Roeland Pruijssers - Ivan Ivanisevic
½-½
Mark van der Werf - Sebastian Siebrecht
0-1
Group C: Round 3 - Mon. Jan. 17th
Sebastian Siebrecht - Benjamin Bok
½-½
Ivan Ivanisevic - Mark van der Werf
½-½
Katherina Lahno - Roeland Pruijssers
1-0
Dariusz Swiercz - Tania Sachdev
0-1
Ilya Nyzhnyk - Mark Bluvshtein
½-½
Robin van Kampen - Jan Willem de Jong
1-0
Daniele Vocaturo - Murtas Kazhgaleyev
1-0
Group C: Round 4 - Tues. Jan. 18th
Benjamin Bok - Murtas Kazhgaleyev
1-0
Jan Willem de Jong - Daniele Vocaturo
0-1
Mark Bluvshtein - Robin van Kampen
1-0
Tania Sachdev - Ilya Nyzhnyk
0-1
Roeland Pruijssers - Dariusz Swiercz
0-1
Mark van der Werf - Katherina Lahno
1-0
Sebastian Siebrecht - Ivan Ivanisevic
½-½
Wednesday, January 19th – Free day
Group C: Round 5 - Thurs. Jan. 20th
Ivan Ivanisevic - Benjamin Bok
1-0
Katherina Lahno - Sebastian Siebrecht
1-0
Dariusz Swiercz - Mark van der Werf
0-1
Ilya Nyzhnyk - Roeland Pruijssers
1-0
Robin van Kampen - Tania Sachdev
½-½
Daniele Vocaturo - Mark Bluvshtein
1-0
Murtas Kazhgaleyev - Jan Willem de Jong
1-0
Group C: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 21sr
Benjamin Bok - Jan Willem de Jong
0-1
Mark Bluvshtein - Murtas Kazhgaleyev
0-1
Tania Sachdev - Daniele Vocaturo
1-0
Roeland Pruijssers - Robin van Kampen
½-½
Mark van der Werf - Ilya Nyzhnyk
½-½
Sebastian Siebrecht - Dariusz Swiercz
0-1
Ivan Ivanisevic - Katherina Lahno
½-½
Group C: Round 7 - Sat. Jan. 22nd
Katherina Lahno - Benjamin Bok
1-0
Dariusz Swiercz - Ivan Ivanisevic
½-½
Ilya Nyzhnyk - Sebastian Siebrecht
1-0
Robin van Kampen - Mark van der Werf
1-0
Daniele Vocaturo - Roeland Pruijssers
1-0
Murtas Kazhgaleyev - Tania Sachdev
1-0
Jan Willem de Jong - Mark Bluvshtein
0-1
Group C: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 23rd
Katherina Lahno - Dariusz Swiercz
½-½
Ivan Ivanisevic - Ilya Nyzhnyk
1-0
Tania Sachdev - Jan Willem de Jong
1-0
Mark van der Werf - Daniele Vocaturo
0-1
Benjamink Bok - Mark Bluvshtein
1-0
Sebastian Siebrecht - Robin van Kampen
1-0
Roeland Pruijssers - Murtas Kazhgaleyev
½-½
Monday, January 24th – Free day
Group C: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 25th
Dariusz Swiercz - Benjamin Bok
0-1
Ilya Nyzhnyk - Katherina Lahno
½-½
Robin van Kampen - Ivan Ivanisevic
½-½
Daniele Vocaturo - Sebastian Siebrecht
1-0
Murtas Kazhgaleyev - Mark van der Werf
1-0
Jan Willem de Jong - Roeland Pruijssers
½-½
Mark Bluvshtein - Tania Sachdev
1-0
Group C: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 26th
Benjamin Bok - Tania Sachdev
½-½
Roeland Pruijssers - Mark Bluvshtein
1-0
Mark van der Werf - Jan Willem de Jong
0-1
Sebastian Siebrecht - Murtas Kazhgaleyev
1-0
Ivan Ivanisevic - Daniele Vocaturo
1-0
Katherina Lahno - Robin van Kampen
½-½
Dariusz Swiercz - Ilya Nyzhnyk
1-0
Thursday, January 27th – Free day
Group C: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 28th
Ilya Nyzhnyk - Benjamin Bok  
Robin van Kampen - Dariusz Swiercz  
Daniele Vocaturo - Katherina Lahno  
Murtas Kazhgaleyev - Ivan Ivanisevic  
Jan Willem de Jong - Sebastian Siebrecht  
Mark Bluvshtein - Mark van der Werf  
Tania Sachdev - Roeland Pruijssers  
Group C: Round 12 - Sat. Jan. 29th
Benjamin Bok - Roeland Pruijssers  
Mark van der Werf - Tania Sachdev  
Sebastian Siebrecht - Mark Bluvshtein  
Ivan Ivanisevic - Jan Willem de Jong  
Katherina Lahno - Murtas Kazhgaleyev  
Dariusz Swiercz - Daniele Vocaturo  
Ilya Nyzhnyk - Robin van Kampen  
Group C: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 30th
Robin van Kampen - Benjamin Bok  
Daniele Vocaturo - Ilya Nyzhnyk  
Murtas Kazhgaleyev - Dariusz Swiercz  
Jan Willem de Jong - Katherina Lahno  
Mark Bluvshtein - Ivan Ivanisevic  
Tania Sachdev - Sebastian Siebrecht  
Roeland Pruijssers - Mark van der Werf  

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