Tata Steel Rd.3: Nakamura leads A with 2.5/3; McShane on 3.0/3 in B

1/17/2011 – The tournament has certainly taken an unexpected turn, with the leaders taking a lackadaisical approach. What is one to make of Carlsen's colossal blunder, dropping a piece to Giri right out of the opening? Nakamura has shown that his arrival in the top ten is no fluke as he beat Shirov in a fine game taking sole lead, while McShane continues his rocket run with 3.0/3. Round three report.

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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 three

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 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 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

It is remarkable that reading Magnus Carlsen's blog after his second round game, we are told he was feeling sharp. The truth be told, in spite of the spate of see-saw results, it is not his sharpness that has been questioned, it is his focus. The fashion model parallel is actually a positive one, in case anyone should wish to point accusing fingers, as it has helped promote chess in a singular way with a young and charismatic number one.


Magnus Carlsen... lost in space?

There is certainly no questioning his ability either. No doubt this slew of successes has brought a great deal of distractions into his life, and we don't mean professional ones, but it is perhaps worth reminding him that a big part of his special appeal is being number one: don't lose sight of that dear Magnus. This preamble was regarding his third round game where he just dropped a piece to Giri, ending the game quicker than any could believe. Some even questioned the Playchess broadcast when it appeared.

Carlsen,M (2814) - Giri,A (2686) [D71]
73rd Tata Steel GMA Wijk aan Zee NED (3), 17.01.2011

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Nf3 Nb6 7.Nc3 Nc6 8.e3 0-0 9.0-0 Re8 10.Re1 a5 11.Qd2N








An interesting novelty that should at least yield surprise value. 11.d5 Bxc3 12.bxc3 Qxd5 13.Nd4 Qc5 14.Rb1 Rd8 15.Qb3 a4 16.Qa3 Qxa3 17.Bxa3 Bd7 18.Bc5 Ra6 19.Bf1 Ra5 20.Bxb6 cxb6 21.Rxb6 Rc5 22.Rxb7 Rxc3 23.Nxc6 Bxc6 24.Rc7 Rc2 25.Bg2 Be4 26.Rxe7 Bxg2 27.Kxg2 Rdd2 28.Rf1 Rxa2 29.Ra7 Kg7 30.g4 a3 31.Kg3 Rdc2 32.h4 h6 33.Kf3 Rd2 34.Kg3 Rdc2 35.Kf3 Rd2 1/2-1/2 Gelfand,B (2758)-Grischuk,A (2736)/Moscow 2009/EXT 2010 11...e5 12.d5 Nb4 13.e4 c6!








An excellent reply by Anish that achieves equality. Although the idea of undermining the center is elementary, it leads to a forced tactical line that had to be calculated and evaluated with great precision. 14.a3 cxd5 15.axb4 axb4 16.Rxa8 bxc3 17.bxc3 Nxa8 18.exd5 Nb6 19.Rd1 This is a mistake that drops the d-pawn, but it seems it gets worse as Carlsen seems to have prepared the following blunder. 19...e4 20.Ng5??








Oh boy. The number one blunders away the piece in a move even players rated 1000 elo less would have no trouble seeing. 20...e3! Adios los ninos.... 21.Qb2 Qxg5 22.Bxe3 Qg4 0-1. [Click to replay]

The next player to walk away with the full point was Ponomariov, who played a French defense against Smeets and took advantage of a tactical error in the opening phase to secure a serious advantage that brought him the win. That said, the biggest win was that by American Nakamura, who just joined the world's top ten, and is showing that it was not the result of happy but temporary form. His victory over Shirov demonstrated his usual tactical prowess, combined with a patience and willingness to squeeze for the time it took to get his due.


Hikaru Nakamura, sole leader with 2.5/3

Nakamura,Hi (2751) - Shirov,A (2722) [C78]
73rd Tata Steel GMA Wijk aan Zee NED (3), 17.01.2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.c3 d6 8.a4 Rb8 9.d4 Bb6 10.axb5 axb5 11.Na3 0-0 12.Nxb5 Bg4 13.d5 Ne7 14.Bc2 Qd7 15.Na3N 15.c4 Ng6 16.h3 Bxh3 17.gxh3 Qxh3 18.Ng5 Qg3+ 19.Kh1 Qh4+ 20.Kg2 h6 21.Nh3 Nxe4 22.Qe2 f5 23.Ra3 Rf6 24.Rh1 Rbf8 25.b4 Ne7 26.Rf3 Rg6+ 27.Kf1 Rg4 28.Rg1 1-0 Karjakin,S (2672)-Radjabov,T (2729)/Cap d'Agde Rapid 2006/CBM 115 (45) 15...Nexd5 16.h3. 16.exd5 e4 wins back the piece. 16...Bh5 17.exd5 e4 18.Bg5 Bxf3








19.Qd2! Not surprisingly, Nakamura will go head to head with Shirov in tactics, and despite the latter's legendary imagination, it is not clear he would get the worst of it. 19.gxf3? would be a serious mistake, since 19...Qxh3 wins back the piece with interest. 20.fxe4 (Trying to hold on to it with 20.Bxf6? loses the house after 20...exf3) 20...Qg3+ 21.Kh1 Qxg5 and Black is winning. 19...e3 20.Bxe3 Bxe3 21.fxe3 Be4 22.Rxf6 Bxc2 23.Rf4 Bg6 24.Nc4 Ra8 25.Na5 Rfe8 26.Ra3 Be4 27.c4 g5 28.Rf1 g4 29.h4 Qe7 30.Qf2 Bg6 31.b4 h5 32.Rc3 Qe5 33.Rb3 Qe4 34.Rc3 Qe5 35.Rfc1 Be4 36.Qf4 g3 37.Qxe5 Rxe5 38.Ra3 Kg7 39.Rf1 Ree8 40.Rfa1 Re5 41.Nb3 Rxa3 42.Rxa3 Bxd5!








43.Nd2! 43.cxd5 is no good because after 43...Rxe3 44.Kf1 White is in a complete bind and can only get out by giving back the piece. The king is trapped on f1, and the knight is permanently pinned, leaving the black king to do as he pleases. 43...Be6 44.e4 Bg4 45.Rxg3








45...f5. This brings up the question: if Shirov had just sat back and played passively, would he have been able to hold? Instead, playing 45...Re8 as a wait-and-see continuation, might go: 46.Ra3 Re7 47.Ra5 and it seems as if White will make serious inroads with the rook and king anyhow. 46.Re3 Re8 47.Kf2 Ra8 48.exf5 Ra2 49.Rd3 Bxf5 50.Rd5 Be6 This allowed Nakamura to box in the king on h6 to protect the h5-pawn. Perhpas here was the chance for Shirov to try and keep his options open with 50...Bg4 51.Ke3 Ra3+ 52.Kf4 Kf7 53.b5 Ra4 and White's task would be far more difficult. 51.Rg5+ Kh6 52.Ke3 Ra3+ 53.Kd4 Ra1 54.g3 Rd1 55.Kc3 Rg1 56.b5 Rc1+ 57.Kd3 Bf7








58.Nb3! A tricky idea, typical of Nakamura. 58...Rd1+. 58...Bxc4+ 59.Kd2 Rb1 60.Nd4 and h5 would fall. Ex: 60...Bf7? 61.Nf5+ Kh7 62.Rg7+; 58...Rxc4 59.Nd4! and the threat of Nf5+ cannot be stopped. 59.Ke2 Rb1 60.Nd4 Bxc4+ 61.Kd2 d5 62.Nf5+ Kh7 63.Rxh5+ Kg6 64.Rg5+ Kf6 65.Ne3 Rb2+ 66.Kd1 Be2+ 67.Kc1 Rxb5 68.Kd2 Rb2+ 69.Kc3 Rb5 70.Nxd5+ Kf7 71.Re5 Bg4 72.Re7+ Kf8 73.Re4 Bf5 74.Nxc7 Rc5+ 75.Rc4 Re5 76.Rf4 Ke7 77.Kd4 Ra5 78.Nd5+ Ke6 79.Nc3 Ra8 80.g4 Bh7 81.Ke3 Rc8 82.Ne2 Ke5 83.Ra4 Rb8 84.Nd4 Rb1 85.Ra5+ Kf6 86.Kf4 Rf1+ 87.Nf3 Bc2 88.Kg3 Rb1 89.Ra6+ Kg7 90.Nd4 Bd3 91.Rd6 Kf7 92.Kf4 Ra1 93.h5 1-0. [Click to replay]

His reward for this fine victory was the sole leadership in the "A" group. In the "B" group, Englishman McShane continued his fantastic run, after benefitting from a crucial mistake by Tkachiev in what was probably a draw middlegame. This brought him to 3.0/3 and a full point ahead of the pack.

Current standings after three rounds

Grandmaster "A" tournament

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.


A sample of the first round commentary by GM Daniel King, commenting and analyzing the moves of the game
as well as suggestions by the spectators in the chat. The variations and arrows can be saved for later replay by
all who are watching.

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  
Alexander Grischuk - Vladimir Kramnik  
Levon Aronian - Ian Nepomniachtchi  
Alexei Shirov - Max. Vachier-Lagrave  
Anish Giri - Hikaru Nakamura  
Ruslan Ponomariov - Magnus Carlsen  
Erwin l'Ami - Jan Smeets  
Wednesday, January 19th – Free day
Group A: Round 5 - Thurs. Jan. 20th
Jan Smeets - Viswanathan Anand  
Magnus Carlsen - Erwin l'Ami  
Hikaru Nakamura - Ruslan Ponomariov  
Max. Vachier-Lagrave - Anish Giri  
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Alexei Shirov  
Vladimir Kramnik - Levon Aronian  
Wang Hao - Alexander Grischuk  
Group A: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 21st
Viswanathan Anand - Alexander Grischuk  
Levon Aronian - Wang Hao  
Alexei Shirov - Vladimir Kramnik  
Anish Giri - Ian Nepomniachtchi  
Ruslan Ponomariov - Max. Vachier-Lagrave  
Erwin l'Ami - Hikaru Nakamura  
Jan Smeets - Magnus Carlsen  
Group A: Round 7 - Sat. Jan. 22nd
Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand  
Hikaru Nakamura - Jan Smeets  
Max. Vachier-Lagrave - Erwin l'Ami  
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Ruslan Ponomariov  
Vladimir Kramnik - Anish Giri  
Wang Hao - Alexei Shirov  
Alexander Grischuk - Levon Aronian  
Group A: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 23rd
Viswanathan Anand - Levon Aronian  
Alexei Shirov - Alexander Grischuk  
Anish Giri - Wang Hao  
Ruslan Ponomariov - Vladimir Kramnik  
Erwin l'Ami - Ian Nepomniachtchi  
Jan Smeets - Max. Vachier-Lagrave  
Magnus Carlsen - Hikaru Nakamura  
Monday, January 24th – Free day
Group A: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 25th
Hikaru Nakamura - Viswanathan Anand  
Max. Vachier-Lagrave - Magnus Carlsen  
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Jan Smeets  
Vladimir Kramnik - Erwin l'Ami  
Wang Hao - Ruslan Ponomariov  
Alexander Grischuk - Anish Giri  
Levon Aronian - Alexei Shirov  
Group A: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 26th
Viswanathan Anand - Alexei Shirov  
Anish Giri - Levon Aronian  
Ruslan Ponomariov - Alexander Grischuk  
Erwin l'Ami - Wang Hao  
Jan Smeets - Vladimir Kramnik  
Magnus Carlsen - Ian Nepomniachtchi  
Hikaru Nakamura - Max. Vachier-Lagrave  
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  
Wesley So - Zahar Efimenko  
David Navara - Jon Ludvig Hammer  
Wouter Spoelman - Gabriel Sargissian  
Li Chao - Le Quang Liem  
Vlad Tkachiev - Radek Wojtaszek  
Friso Nijboer - Luke McShane  
Wednesday, January 19th – Free day
Group B: Round 5 - Thurs. Jan. 20th
Luke McShane - Laurent Fressinet  
Radek Wojtaszek - Friso Nijboer  
Le Quang Liem - Vlad Tkachiev  
Gabriel Sargissian - Li Chao  
Jon Ludvig Hammer - Wouter Spoelman  
Zahar Efimenko - David Navara  
Surya Ganguly - Wesley So  
Group B: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 21st
Laurant Fressinet - Wesley So  
David Navara - Surya Ganguly  
Wouter Spoelman - Zahar Efimenko  
Li Chao - Jon Ludvig Hammer  
Vlad Tkachiev - Gabriel Sargissian  
Friso Nijboer - Le Quang Liem  
Luke McShane - Radek Wojtaszek  
Group B: Round 7 - Sat. Jan. 22nd
Radek Wojtaszek - Laurent Fressinet  
Le Quang Liem - Luke McShane  
Gabriel Sargissian - Friso Nijboer  
Jon Ludvig Hammer - Vlad Tkachiev  
Zahar Efimenko - Li Chao  
Surya Ganguly - Wouter Spoelman  
Wesley So - David Navara  
Group B: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 23rd
Laurent Fressinet - David Navara  
Wouter Spoelman - Wesley So  
Li Chao - Surya Ganguly  
Vlad Tkachiev - Zahar Efimenko  
Friso Nijboer - Jon Ludvig Hammer  
Luke McShane - Gabriel Sargissian  
Radek Wojtaszek - Le Quang Liem  
Monday, January 24th – Free day
Group B: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 25th
Le Quang Liem - Laurent Fressinet  
Gabriel Sargissian - Radek Wojtaszek  
Jon Ludvig Hammer - Luke McShane  
Zahar Efimenko - Friso Nijboer  
Surya Ganguly - Vlad Tkachiev  
Wesley So - Li Chao  
David Navara - Wouter Spoelman  
Group B: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 26th
Laurent Fressinet - Wouter Spoelman  
Li Chao - David Navara  
Vlad Tkachiev - Wesley So  
Friso Nijboer - Surya Ganguly  
Luke McShane - Zahar Efimenko  
Radek Wojtaszek - Jon Ludvig Hammer  
Le Quang Liem - Gabriel Sargissian  
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  
Jan Willem de Jong - Daniele Vocaturo  
Mark Bluvshtein - Robin van Kampen  
Tania Sachdev - Ilya Nyzhnyk  
Roeland Pruijssers - Dariusz Swiercz  
Mark van der Werf - Katherina Lahno  
Sebastian Siebrecht - Ivan Ivanisevic  
Wednesday, January 19th – Free day
Group C: Round 5 - Thurs. Jan. 20th
Ivan Ivanisevic - Benjamin Bok  
Katherina Lahno - Sebastian Siebrecht  
Dariusz Swiercz - Mark van der Werf  
Ilya Nyzhnyk - Roeland Pruijssers  
Robin van Kampen - Tania Sachdev  
Daniele Vocaturo - Mark Bluvshtein  
Murtas Kazhgaleyev - Jan Willem de Jong  
Group C: Round 6 - Fri. Jan. 21sr
Benjamin Bok - Mark Bluvshtein  
Tania Sachdev - Jan Willem de Jong  
Roeland Pruijssers - Murtas Kazhgaleyev  
Mark van der Werf - Daniele Vocaturo  
Sebastian Siebrecht - Robin van Kampen  
Ivan Ivanisevic - Ilya Nyzhnyk  
Katherina Lahno - Dariusz Swiercz  
Group C: Round 7 - Sat. Jan. 22nd
Katherina Lahno - Benjamin Bok  
Dariusz Swiercz - Ivan Ivanisevic  
Ilya Nyzhnyk - Sebastian Siebrecht  
Robin van Kampen - Mark van der Werf  
Daniele Vocaturo - Roeland Pruijssers  
Murtas Kazhgaleyev - Tania Sachdev  
Jan Willem de Jong - Mark Bluvshtein  
Group C: Round 8 - Sun. Jan. 23rd
Benjamin Bok - Tania Sachdev  
Roeland Pruijssers - Mark Bluvshtein  
Mark van der Werf - Jan Willem de Jong  
Sebastian Siebrecht - Murtas Kazhgaleyev  
Ivan Ivanisevic - Daniele Vocaturo  
Katherina Lahno - Robin van Kampen  
Dariusz Swiercz - Ilya Nyzhnyk  
Monday, January 24th – Free day
Group C: Round 9 - Tues. Jan. 25th
Dariusz Swiercz - Benjamin Bok  
Ilya Nyzhnyk - Katherina Lahno  
Robin van Kampen - Ivan Ivanisevic  
Daniele Vocaturo - Sebastian Siebrecht  
Murtas Kazhgaleyev - Mark van der Werf  
Jan Willem de Jong - Roeland Pruijssers  
Mark Bluvshtein - Tania Sachdev  
Group C: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 26th
Benjamin Bok - Tania Sachdev  
Roeland Pruijssers - Mark Bluvshtein  
Mark van der Werf - Jan Willem de Jong  
Sebastian Siebrecht - Murtas Kazhgaleyev  
Ivan Ivanisevic - Daniele Vocaturo  
Katherina Lahno - Robin van Kampen  
Dariusz Swiercz - Ilya Nyzhnyk  
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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The games are being broadcast live on the official web site and on the chess server Playchess.com. If you are not a member you can download the free PGN reader ChessBase Light, which gives you immediate access. You can also use the program to read, replay and analyse PGN games. New and enhanced: CB Light 2009!


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