Tata Steel Rd6: Carlsen leads with Caruana and Ding

by Albert Silver
1/22/2016 – It was a fascinating round, dominated early on by the speed with which Carlsen took apart Tomaschevsky, invading the 7th and wrapping it up a few moves later. Anish Giri was the second of the day, defeating Mamedyarov, while Hou Yifan almost joined the lead after outplaying Wei Yi in an endgame, only to stumble and draw at the end. Report with analysis by IM Sagar Shah.

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The 78th Tata Steel Chess Tournament takes place from January 15 to 31, 2016, in the coastal village of Wijk aan Zee, North Holland. It is one of the most prestigious events in the international chess calendar. The "Wimbledon of Chess" attracts the very best chess grandmasters in the world, along with thousands of amateur players, live event visitors and online visitors from around the world. The tournament has two main player groups, each with 14 players. They are known as the Tata Steel Masters and the Tata Steel Challengers. You will find the schedule, starting times, pairings and results at the bottom of the page.

Round six

All photos by Fabrice Wantiez

Round 6 Masters - Friday the 22nd
Karjakin, S. - Eljanov, P.
½-½
Carlsen, M. - Tomashevsky, E.
1-0
Adams, M. - Van Wely, L.
½-½
Giri, A. - Mamedyarov, S.
1-0
Hou, Y. - Wei, Y.
½-½
So, W. - Caruana, F.
½-½
Ding, L. - Navara, D.
½-½
Round 6 Challengers - Friday the 22nd
van Foreest, J. - Abasov, N.
0-1
Admiraal, M. - Sevian, S.
1-0
Bok, B. - Batsiashvili, N.
½-½
Ju, W. - Nisipeanu, L.
½-½
Haast, A. - Safarli, E.
0-1
Antipov, M. - Baskaran, A.
½-½
Dreev, A. - l'Ami, E.
½-½

Masters

The first result of the day was also one of the most significant as Magnus Carlsen came out swinging against Evgeny Tomashevsky. He had already shown just how much he wanted to win when he took large risks against Van Wely in order to give himself maximum practical chances. In round six, he overpowered his Russian opponent, leading him to resign after just 30 moves. The resignation wasn’t to the liking of everyone though.

Magnus Carlsen getting ready for battle

Magnus Carlsen - E. Tomashevsky (analyzed by IM Sagar Shah)

Anish Giri was also one of the winners of the day, defeating Mamedyarov in a struggle that
went sour straight in the opening

Anish Giri - S. Mamedyarov

[Event "78th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2016.01.22"] [Round "6"] [White "Giri, A."] [Black "Mamedyarov, S."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A13"] [WhiteElo "2798"] [BlackElo "2747"] [PlyCount "131"] [EventDate "2016.01.15"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. d4 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Bd6 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. b3 dxc4 9. bxc4 c5 10. e3 Qc7 11. Qc2 cxd4 12. Nxd4 a6 13. Rc1 Rd8 14. Nb3 Rb8 15. c5 Be5 16. Nd4 b6 17. c6 Nf8 18. Nc3 Ng6 19. Rab1 Qe7 {[#] After a completely botched opening by Black, White now wins the exchange.} 20. c7 Qxc7 21. Nc6 Bb7 22. Nxd8 Bxg2 23. Kxg2 Rxd8 24. Na4 Qb7+ 25. f3 b5 26. Nc5 Qa8 27. Nd3 h5 28. Ba5 Nd5 29. Qe2 Re8 30. e4 Nde7 31. Bc3 (31. a4 $1 {was stronger, attacking the pawns on the queenside, and getting ready to make the exchange felt.}) 31... Bb8 32. Qb2 f5 33. Qb3 fxe4 34. Qxe6+ Kh7 35. Qxe4 Qd5 36. Rb2 Qf7 37. Re2 h4 38. Qe6 (38. gxh4 $1 {not only gained a pawn, but opened the g-file for the rook on the first rank.}) 38... Qxe6 39. Rxe6 Rd8 40. Nf2 Nf5 41. Ne4 Rd5 42. Rxa6 hxg3 43. hxg3 Bxg3 44. Rh1+ Bh4 45. Bd2 Rd4 46. Bg5 Rb4 {[#] White now gets ready to transform the exchange into a piece up} 47. Rxg6 $1 Rb2+ 48. Kh3 Kxg6 49. Bxh4 Rxa2 50. Rg1+ Kf7 51. Bf2 Rb2 52. Kg4 g6 53. Bc5 b4 54. Nd6+ Nxd6 55. Bxd6 Ke6 56. Bf8 Kf7 57. Bd6 Ke6 58. Bb8 b3 59. Kf4 Kf7 60. Ke3 Rc2 61. Be5 Rc5 62. f4 Rb5 63. Bb2 Rh5 64. Rg2 Rh1 65. Kf3 Rf1+ 66. Kg4 1-0

Loek Van Wely is interviewed after his game

Alina L'Ami with her inseparable camera

Hou Yifan came extremely close to joining the leaders after she completely outplayed Wei Yi
in a balanced endgame. Unfortunately for her fans, she missed a key move at the end, and
her advantage evaporated.

Hou Yifan - Wei Yi

[Event "78th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2016.01.22"] [Round "6"] [White "Hou Yifan"] [Black "Wei Yi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A15"] [WhiteElo "2673"] [BlackElo "2706"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "8/1p6/2k3N1/2n3pR/6P1/1pK1PP2/1P6/r7 w - - 0 47"] [PlyCount "40"] [EventDate "2016.01.15"] 47. Rxg5 $2 ({White has played superbly and is now dead won. Unfortunately she stumbles and lets Black off the hook.} 47. Ne5+ $1 Kb5 48. Nd3 Nxd3 49. Kxd3 Rd1+ 50. Kc3 Ka4 51. Rh2 $1 (51. Rxg5 $2 Rc1+ 52. Kd3 Rc2 (52... Rd1+ 53. Ke4) 53. f4 Rxb2 54. f5 b5 $11) 51... Rf1 52. f4 gxf4 53. exf4 Rf3+ 54. Kd2 Rxf4 55. Rg2 Rf6 56. g5 Rg6 57. Ke3 $18) 47... Kb5 48. Rxc5+ Kxc5 49. Ne5 Rc1+ 50. Kxb3 Kd5 51. Nd3 Rf1 52. Nb4+ Ke5 53. f4+ Ke4 54. Nc2 Rg1 55. g5 Kd3 56. Nd4 Kxe3 57. Ne6 Ke4 58. Kc4 Rg2 59. b4 Kf5 60. Kd5 Rd2+ 61. Nd4+ Kxf4 62. Kc4 Rg2 63. Ne6+ Ke5 64. Nc5 Rxg5 65. Nxb7 Rg4+ 66. Kb3 Rxb4+ 1/2-1/2

After six rounds, with seven more to go, Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Ding Liren share the lead with 4.0/6.

The playing hall with the Masters and Challengers in view

Replay round six Masters games (with times per moves)

[Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Masters"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.22"] [Round "6"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Eljanov, Pavel"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A40"] [WhiteElo "2769"] [BlackElo "2760"] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. d4 {(0s)} Nf6 {(0s)} 2. c4 {(0s)} e6 {(25s)} 3. g3 {(0s)} Bb4+ {(167s)} 4. Nd2 {(6s)} d5 {(291s)} 5. Bg2 {(31s)} O-O {(25s)} 6. Ngf3 {(7s)} b6 {(35s)} 7. O-O {(286s)} Bb7 {(18s)} 8. b3 {(258s)} c5 {(528 s)} 9. Bb2 {(636s)} Nc6 {(680s)} 10. cxd5 {(1207s)} exd5 {(534s)} 11. dxc5 {(1035s)} Bxc5 {(18s)} 12. Ne1 {(64s)} Qe7 {(63s)} 13. Ndf3 {(366s)} Rfe8 {(479s)} 14. Nd3 {(18s)} Ba3 {(10s)} 15. Bxa3 {(103s)} Qxa3 {(6s)} 16. Re1 {(16s)} Rac8 {(684s)} 17. Qc1 {(157s)} Qd6 {(558s)} 18. Qb2 {(79s)} d4 {(319s)} 19. Nd2 {(215s)} Nd5 {(299s)} 20. Ne4 {(579s)} Qe7 {(171s)} 21. Rac1 {(60s)} Ncb4 {(424s)} 22. Nxb4 {(892s)} Nxb4 {(13s)} 23. Nd6 {(11s)} Qxd6 {(458s)} 24. Bxb7 {(25s)} Rxc1 {(411s)} 25. Rxc1 {(7s)} d3 {(18s)} 26. exd3 {(117s)} Nxd3 {(10s)} 27. Qd2 {(117s)} Qb8 {(49s)} 28. Qxd3 {(39s)} 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Masters"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.22"] [Round "6"] [White "Giri, Anish"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2798"] [BlackElo "2747"] [PlyCount "131"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. Nf3 {(0s)} Nf6 {(102s)} 2. c4 {(0s)} e6 {(19s)} 3. g3 {(28s)} d5 {(263s)} 4. d4 {(93s)} Bb4+ {(60s)} 5. Bd2 {(16s)} Bd6 {(2s)} 6. Bg2 {(152s)} O-O {(7s)} 7. O-O {(53s)} Nbd7 {(240s)} 8. b3 {(562s)} dxc4 {(738s)} 9. bxc4 {(18s)} c5 {(2s)} 10. e3 {(336s)} Qc7 {(6s)} 11. Qc2 {(1051s)} cxd4 {(290s)} 12. Nxd4 {(514s)} a6 {(108s)} 13. Rc1 {(38s)} Rd8 {(591s)} 14. Nb3 {(233s)} Rb8 {(704s)} 15. c5 {( 62s)} Be5 {(4s)} 16. Nd4 {(560s)} b6 {(403s)} 17. c6 {(737s)} Nf8 {(61s)} 18. Nc3 {(134s)} Ng6 {(225 s)} 19. Rab1 {(119s)} Qe7 {(873s)} 20. c7 {(446s)} Qxc7 {(54s)} 21. Nc6 {(8s)} Bb7 {(16s)} 22. Nxd8 {(129s)} Bxg2 {(94s)} 23. Kxg2 {(23s)} Rxd8 {(18s)} 24. Na4 {(214s)} Qb7+ {(145s)} 25. f3 {(101s)} b5 {(135s)} 26. Nc5 {(87s)} Qa8 {(314s)} 27. Nd3 {(158s)} h5 {(282s)} 28. Ba5 {(102s)} Nd5 {(138s)} 29. Qe2 {(19s)} Re8 {(153s)} 30. e4 {(48s)} Nde7 {(4s)} 31. Bc3 {(191s)} Bb8 {(202s)} 32. Qb2 {(69 s)} f5 {(45s)} 33. Qb3 {(162s)} fxe4 {(81s)} 34. Qxe6+ {(9s)} Kh7 {(2s)} 35. Qxe4 {(30s)} Qd5 {(113s)} 36. Rb2 {(126s)} Qf7 {(353s)} 37. Re2 {(96s)} h4 {(220s)} 38. Qe6 {(116s)} Qxe6 {(5s)} 39. Rxe6 {( 3s)} Rd8 {(3s)} 40. Nf2 {(0s)} Nf5 {(0s)} 41. Ne4 {(476s)} Rd5 {(264s)} 42. Rxa6 {(103s)} hxg3 {(16s)} 43. hxg3 {(477s)} Bxg3 {(6s)} 44. Rh1+ {(670s)} Bh4 {(29s)} 45. Bd2 {(86s)} Rd4 {(36s)} 46. Bg5 {( 97s)} Rb4 {(18s)} 47. Rxg6 {(159s)} Rb2+ {(4s)} 48. Kh3 {(6s)} Kxg6 {(9s)} 49. Bxh4 {(2s)} Rxa2 {(5s)} 50. Rg1+ {(103s)} Kf7 {(10s)} 51. Bf2 {(7s)} Rb2 {(60s)} 52. Kg4 {(60s)} g6 {(41s)} 53. Bc5 {(32s)} b4 {(21s)} 54. Nd6+ {(205s)} Nxd6 {(188s)} 55. Bxd6 {(9s)} Ke6 {(3s)} 56. Bf8 {(36s)} Kf7 {(45s)} 57. Bd6 {(169s)} Ke6 {(15s)} 58. Bb8 {(11s)} b3 {(27s)} 59. Kf4 {(2s)} Kf7 {(163s)} 60. Ke3 {(0s)} Rc2 {(0s)} 61. Be5 {(428s)} Rc5 {(121s)} 62. f4 {(68s)} Rb5 {(41s)} 63. Bb2 {(5s)} Rh5 {(36s)} 64. Rg2 {(55s)} Rh1 {(10s)} 65. Kf3 {(8s)} Rf1+ {(34s)} 66. Ke4 1-0 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Masters"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.22"] [Round "6"] [White "Hou, Yifan"] [Black "Wei, Yi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2673"] [BlackElo "2706"] [PlyCount "132"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. Nf3 {(0s)} Nf6 {(257s)} 2. c4 {(0s)} g6 {(165s)} 3. Nc3 {(2s)} d5 {(4s)} 4. cxd5 {(144s)} Nxd5 {(6 s)} 5. Qb3 {(4s)} Nb6 {(8s)} 6. d4 {(4s)} Bg7 {(9s)} 7. Bf4 {(15s)} Be6 {(257s)} 8. Qa3 {(11s)} O-O {( 1083s)} 9. e3 {(180s)} N8d7 {(154s)} 10. Rd1 {(1130s)} c6 {(303s)} 11. Ne4 {(372s)} Bd5 {(2869s)} 12. Bd3 {(322s)} f5 {(40s)} 13. Nc5 {(1023s)} Nxc5 {(61s)} 14. Qxc5 {(16s)} Bxa2 {(618s)} 15. h4 {(12s)} Bb3 {(50s)} 16. Ra1 {(111s)} Nd5 {(136s)} 17. Be5 {(111s)} a5 {(7s)} 18. h5 {(294s)} Nb4 {( 138s)} 19. Bb1 {(338s)} Bd5 {(194s)} 20. Bxg7 {(708s)} Kxg7 {(2s)} 21. Ne5 {(6s)} Qd6 {(72s)} 22. Qc3 {(542s)} Be4 {(48s)} 23. Bxe4 {(290s)} fxe4 {(2s)} 24. Rh4 {(16s)} Nd5 {(70s)} 25. Qd2 {(10s)} Qb4 {(73s)} 26. Qxb4 {(136s)} axb4 {(37s)} 27. Rxa8 {(82s)} Rxa8 {(1s)} 28. hxg6 {(29s)} hxg6 {(41 s)} 29. Rxe4 {(37s)} Nf6 {(85s)} 30. Rh4 {(16s)} Ra1+ {(27s)} 31. Ke2 {(83s)} Rc1 {(8s)} 32. Kd2 {( 190s)} Rg1 {(5s)} 33. g3 {(103s)} g5 {(6s)} 34. Rh2 {(4s)} c5 {(152s)} 35. Nf3 {(277s)} Ra1 {(8s)} 36. dxc5 {(146s)} Ne4+ {(9s)} 37. Kc2 {(239s)} Ra5 {(72s)} 38. Nd4 {(91s)} Nxc5 {(29s)} 39. g4 {(19s)} Ne4 {(33s)} 40. Nf5+ {(0s)} Kf6 {(0s)} 41. f3 {(444s)} Nc5 {(34s)} 42. Rh6+ {(140s)} Ke5 {(28s)} 43. Nxe7 {(62s)} Ra1 {(3s)} 44. Ng6+ {(220s)} Kd5 {(28s)} 45. Rh5 {(20s)} b3+ {(184s)} 46. Kc3 {(163s)} Kc6 {(16s)} 47. Rxg5 {(679s)} Kb5 {(14s)} 48. Rxc5+ {(730s)} Kxc5 {(4s)} 49. Ne5 {(4s)} Rc1+ {(197 s)} 50. Kxb3 {(264s)} Kd5 {(12s)} 51. Nd3 {(5s)} Rf1 {(6s)} 52. Nb4+ {(80s)} Ke5 {(39s)} 53. f4+ {( 285s)} Ke4 {(4s)} 54. Nc2 {(4s)} Rg1 {(3s)} 55. g5 {(3s)} Kd3 {(6s)} 56. Nd4 {(77s)} Kxe3 {(16s)} 57. Ne6 {(48s)} Ke4 {(4s)} 58. Kc4 {(68s)} Rg2 {(69s)} 59. b4 {(39s)} Kf5 {(3s)} 60. Kd5 {(0s)} Rd2+ {(0s)} 61. Nd4+ {(82s)} Kxf4 {(8s)} 62. Kc4 {(70s)} Rg2 {(121s)} 63. Ne6+ {(6s)} Ke5 {(4s)} 64. Nc5 {(6s)} Rxg5 {(5s)} 65. Nxb7 {(5s)} Rg4+ {(2s)} 66. Kb3 {(7s)} Rxb4+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Masters"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.22"] [Round "6"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C50"] [WhiteElo "2773"] [BlackElo "2787"] [PlyCount "159"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 {(0s)} e5 {(0s)} 2. Nf3 {(0s)} Nc6 {(0s)} 3. Bc4 {(0s)} Bc5 {(0s)} 4. O-O {(0s)} Nf6 {(2s)} 5. d3 {(0s)} d6 {(53s)} 6. c3 {(37s)} a6 {(62s)} 7. Re1 {(114s)} Ba7 {(307s)} 8. a4 {(7s)} Be6 {(457s)} 9. Bxe6 {(521s)} fxe6 {(11s)} 10. Qb3 {(5s)} Qc8 {(291s)} 11. Be3 {(7s)} Bxe3 {(71s)} 12. Rxe3 {(6s)} O-O {(23s)} 13. Nbd2 {(118s)} Na5 {(718s)} 14. Qa2 {(164s)} c5 {(51s)} 15. d4 {(954s)} c4 {(110s)} 16. b4 {(527s)} cxb3 {(15s)} 17. Nxb3 {(4s)} Nc4 {(78s)} 18. Ree1 {(6s)} Qc6 {(1296s)} 19. Nc5 {( 310s)} dxc5 {(49s)} 20. Qxc4 {(4s)} exd4 {(13s)} 21. cxd4 {(35s)} Nd7 {(572s)} 22. a5 {(880s)} Rac8 {(636s)} 23. d5 {(803s)} exd5 {(109s)} 24. exd5 {(5s)} Qd6 {(232s)} 25. Re6 {(93s)} Qf4 {(12s)} 26. Re4 {(5s)} Qd6 {(38s)} 27. Rb1 {(328s)} Rb8 {(500s)} 28. Re6 {(92s)} Qf4 {(3s)} 29. Qe2 {(12s)} c4 {( 456s)} 30. Re4 {(204s)} Qf5 {(23s)} 31. Qxc4 {(55s)} b5 {(55s)} 32. axb6 {(53s)} Nxb6 {(7s)} 33. Qe2 {(517s)} Nxd5 {(51s)} 34. Rxb8 {(5s)} Rxb8 {(3s)} 35. Re8+ {(7s)} Rxe8 {(3s)} 36. Qxe8+ {(3s)} Qf8 {(4s)} 37. Qe6+ {(3s)} Qf7 {(5s)} 38. Qxa6 {(25s)} h6 {(96s)} 39. Qc8+ {(0s)} Kh7 {(0s)} 40. h4 {(0s)} Qg6 {(0s)} 41. Qb8 {(451s)} Qe4 {(307s)} 42. Qb7 {(40s)} Qf5 {(182s)} 43. Qb5 {(77s)} Qe4 {(46 s)} 44. Nd2 {(66s)} Qe1+ {(66s)} 45. Nf1 {(6s)} Nf6 {(19s)} 46. Qd3+ {(12s)} Kg8 {(72s)} 47. g3 {(46 s)} Kf7 {(326s)} 48. Kg2 {(36s)} Qe4+ {(11s)} 49. Qxe4 {(3s)} Nxe4 {(3s)} 50. Ne3 {(7s)} h5 {(219s)} 51. Kf3 {(58s)} Nc5 {(26s)} 52. Nd5 {(86s)} g6 {(27s)} 53. Nf4 {(4s)} Kf6 {(29s)} 54. Ke3 {(5s)} Kf5 {(31s)} 55. f3 {(33s)} Nd7 {(19s)} 56. Nd3 {(14s)} Nf8 {(112s)} 57. Nc5 {(11s)} Ke5 {(172s)} 58. g4 {(261s)} hxg4 {(13s)} 59. fxg4 {(1s)} Nh7 {(276s)} 60. Nd3+ {(0s)} Ke6 {(0s)} 61. Kf4 {(32s)} Nf6 {( 111s)} 62. Kg5 {(234s)} Kf7 {(5s)} 63. Nf4 {(15s)} Kg7 {(28s)} 64. Ne6+ {(11s)} Kf7 {(5s)} 65. Nc5 {(4s)} Kg7 {(13s)} 66. Kf4 {(6s)} Nd5+ {(11s)} 67. Ke5 {(5s)} Ne3 {(21s)} 68. Kf4 {(17s)} Nd5+ {(5s)} 69. Ke4 {(16s)} Nf6+ {(9s)} 70. Kf3 {(4s)} Nd5 {(17s)} 71. Nd3 {(9s)} Kf6 {(23s)} 72. Nf2 {(32s)} Ke6 {(40s)} 73. Ke4 {(9s)} Nf6+ {(24s)} 74. Kf4 {(4s)} Kf7 {(33s)} 75. Ke5 {(19s)} Ke7 {(41s)} 76. g5 {(15s)} Nd7+ {(7s)} 77. Kf4 {(3s)} Ke6 {(66s)} 78. Ng4 {(19s)} Nb6 {(30s)} 79. Nf6 {(39s)} Nc4 {( 19s)} 80. Ke4 {(Ke5+s)} 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Masters"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.22"] [Round "6"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Tomashevsky, Evgeny"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A46"] [WhiteElo "2844"] [BlackElo "2728"] [PlyCount "59"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. d4 {(16s)} Nf6 {(0s)} 2. Nf3 {(11s)} e6 {(0s)} 3. Bf4 {(9s)} b6 {(57s)} 4. e3 {(11s)} Bb7 {(23s)} 5. h3 {(64s)} Be7 {(215s)} 6. Bd3 {(62s)} O-O {(177s)} 7. O-O {(45s)} c5 {(44s)} 8. c3 {(31s)} Nc6 {(337 s)} 9. Nbd2 {(146s)} d5 {(581s)} 10. Qe2 {(272s)} Bd6 {(921s)} 11. Rfe1 {(60s)} Ne7 {(1298s)} 12. Rad1 {(303s)} Ng6 {(131s)} 13. Bxg6 {(387s)} hxg6 {(70s)} 14. Bxd6 {(8s)} Qxd6 {(10s)} 15. Ne5 {(5 s)} g5 {(438s)} 16. f4 {(342s)} gxf4 {(247s)} 17. Rf1 {(15s)} Nd7 {(434s)} 18. Qh5 {(273s)} Nf6 {( 718s)} 19. Qh4 {(208s)} Qd8 {(204s)} 20. Rxf4 {(146s)} Ne4 {(5s)} 21. Nxe4 {(140s)} Qxh4 {(173s)} 22. Rxh4 {(2s)} dxe4 {(60s)} 23. dxc5 {(2s)} bxc5 {(103s)} 24. Rd7 {(3s)} Rab8 {(103s)} 25. b3 {( 15s)} a5 {(235s)} 26. Rc7 {(14s)} a4 {(37s)} 27. bxa4 {(152s)} Ba8 {(53s)} 28. a5 {(130s)} Rb7 {(117 s)} 29. Rxc5 {(15s)} Ra7 {(44s)} 30. Nc4 {(98s)} 1-0 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Masters"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.22"] [Round "6"] [White "Adams, Michael"] [Black "Van Wely, Loek"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B91"] [WhiteElo "2744"] [BlackElo "2640"] [PlyCount "76"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 {(0s)} c5 {(0s)} 2. Nf3 {(0s)} d6 {(0s)} 3. d4 {(0s)} cxd4 {(0s)} 4. Nxd4 {(0s)} Nf6 {(8s)} 5. Nc3 {(0s)} a6 {(7s)} 6. g3 {(21s)} e5 {(115s)} 7. Nde2 {(6s)} Be7 {(11s)} 8. Bg2 {(40s)} O-O {(106s)} 9. O-O {(164s)} b5 {(286s)} 10. Nd5 {(29s)} Nbd7 {(443s)} 11. Nec3 {(93s)} Bb7 {(124s)} 12. Be3 {( 469s)} Nxd5 {(455s)} 13. Nxd5 {(8s)} Nf6 {(7s)} 14. Bb6 {(1075s)} Qd7 {(25s)} 15. Nxe7+ {(328s)} Qxe7 {(113s)} 16. Re1 {(40s)} Nxe4 {(940s)} 17. Rxe4 {(428s)} f5 {(31s)} 18. Re3 {(220s)} Bxg2 {( 36s)} 19. Kxg2 {(95s)} Qb7+ {(27s)} 20. Rf3 {(53s)} g5 {(481s)} 21. Kg1 {(618s)} Qxb6 {(68s)} 22. Qd5+ {(60s)} Kg7 {(20s)} 23. Rd1 {(40s)} Rad8 {(849s)} 24. Qe6 {(444s)} h6 {(212s)} 25. Rfd3 {(81s)} Rfe8 {(184s)} 26. Qb3 {(296s)} f4 {(425s)} 27. Rd5 {(344s)} fxg3 {(304s)} 28. hxg3 {(241s)} Rf8 {( 52s)} 29. R1d2 {(16s)} Rf6 {(389s)} 30. Qb4 {(428s)} Qc7 {(29s)} 31. a4 {(148s)} bxa4 {(51s)} 32. Qxa4 {(8s)} Qb6 {(298s)} 33. c4 {(314s)} Rdf8 {(201s)} 34. Qc2 {(11s)} R8f7 {(330s)} 35. b3 {(358s)} Rb7 {(193s)} 36. R2d3 {(304s)} Rbf7 {(13s)} 37. Rd2 {(7s)} Rb7 {(69s)} 38. R2d3 {(6s)} Rbf7 {(40s)} 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Masters"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.22"] [Round "6"] [White "Ding, Liren"] [Black "Navara, David"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D71"] [WhiteElo "2766"] [BlackElo "2730"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. d4 {(0s)} Nf6 {(0s)} 2. c4 {(0s)} g6 {(0s)} 3. g3 {(1s)} c6 {(0s)} 4. Bg2 {(24s)} d5 {(0s)} 5. cxd5 {(10s)} cxd5 {(5s)} 6. Nf3 {(3s)} Bg7 {(13s)} 7. Nc3 {(6s)} O-O {(81s)} 8. Ne5 {(4s)} e6 {(18s)} 9. Bg5 {(305s)} Qb6 {(14s)} 10. O-O {(38s)} Qxb2 {(529s)} 11. Qd3 {(288s)} Qb6 {(52s)} 12. Rab1 {(110s)} Qa5 {(225s)} 13. Qd2 {(267s)} Kh8 {(1130s)} 14. Nb5 {(705s)} Qxd2 {(24s)} 15. Bxd2 {(7s)} Na6 {(32 s)} 16. Nd6 {(191s)} Kg8 {(18s)} 17. Rfc1 {(7s)} b6 {(639s)} 18. e3 {(229s)} Ne4 {(78s)} 19. Bxe4 {( 965s)} dxe4 {(30s)} 20. Nc6 {(981s)} Bd7 {(39s)} 21. Nxe4 {(5s)} Bxc6 {(503s)} 22. Rxc6 {(3s)} Rfc8 {(206s)} 23. Rbc1 {(4s)} Rxc6 {(13s)} 24. Rxc6 {(2s)} e5 {(112s)} 25. d5 {(228s)} Rd8 {(225s)} 26. Nc3 {(255s)} f5 {(212s)} 27. e4 {(30s)} fxe4 {(102s)} 28. d6 {(148s)} Kf7 {(137s)} 29. Nxe4 {(229s)} Ke6 {(40s)} 30. Rc4 {(661s)} Rd7 {(394s)} 31. Rc8 {(213s)} Nc5 {(66s)} 32. Nxc5+ {(30s)} bxc5 {(16 s)} 33. Be3 {(26s)} Rxd6 {(233s)} 34. Bxc5 {(35s)} Rd1+ {(39s)} 35. Kg2 {(97s)} Rc1 {(25s)} 36. Re8+ {(42s)} Kf6 {(175s)} 37. Bxa7 {(602s)} Ra1 {(18s)} 38. Rb8 {(38s)} Rxa2 {(13s)} 39. Be3 {(5s)} h5 {(205s)} 40. Rb7 {(0s)} Bf8 {(0s)} 41. Rb6+ {(27s)} 1/2-1/2

Standings Masters

Erwin L'Ami (left) ponders the opening against Alexey Dreev, tied with Baskaran Adhiban
for the lead with 5.0/6

Replay round six Challengers games (with times per moves)

[Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Challengers"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.22"] [Round "6"] [White "Van Foreest, Jorden"] [Black "Abasov, Nijat"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B12"] [WhiteElo "2541"] [BlackElo "2556"] [PlyCount "150"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 {(0s)} c6 {(0s)} 2. d4 {(10s)} d5 {(0s)} 3. e5 {(76s)} Bf5 {(0s)} 4. Nf3 {(38s)} e6 {(0s)} 5. Be2 {(6s)} Nd7 {(6s)} 6. O-O {(19s)} Ne7 {(12s)} 7. c3 {(62s)} Bg6 {(248s)} 8. Nh4 {(34s)} Nf5 {(229s)} 9. Nxg6 {(162s)} hxg6 {(12s)} 10. Nd2 {(15s)} f6 {(481s)} 11. Nf3 {(581s)} Qc7 {(18s)} 12. Bf4 {(1256 s)} g5 {(59s)} 13. Bxg5 {(82s)} Be7 {(30s)} 14. Bf4 {(629s)} g5 {(39s)} 15. exf6 {(171s)} Qxf4 {(627 s)} 16. g3 {(12s)} Nxg3 {(384s)} 17. fxg3 {(6s)} Qe3+ {(22s)} 18. Kg2 {(5s)} Bxf6 {(596s)} 19. Qd2 {(45s)} Qxd2 {(353s)} 20. Nxd2 {(4s)} Ke7 {(61s)} 21. Rae1 {(242s)} Kd6 {(43s)} 22. Nb3 {(183s)} Rh6 {(482s)} 23. Bg4 {(162s)} Re8 {(55s)} 24. Re2 {(57s)} b6 {(59s)} 25. Rfe1 {(124s)} Bg7 {(81s)} 26. Nd2 {(5s)} e5 {(34s)} 27. Nf3 {(361s)} e4 {(37s)} 28. Nxg5 {(9s)} Rf8 {(4s)} 29. Nxe4+ {(103s)} dxe4 {(11s)} 30. Rxe4 {(3s)} Bf6 {(686s)} 31. Re6+ {(341s)} Kc7 {(18s)} 32. Bf3 {(106s)} Nb8 {(71s)} 33. R1e4 {(69s)} Bg5 {(482s)} 34. R6e5 {(417s)} Bc1 {(324s)} 35. Re2 {(8s)} Nd7 {(7s)} 36. Re7 {(35s)} Bg5 {(7s)} 37. R7e4 {(210s)} Bd8 {(162s)} 38. h4 {(217s)} Rg8 {(358s)} 39. h5 {(177s)} Bg5 {(203s)} 40. Re6 {(0s)} Nf8 {(0s)} 41. Re8 {(397s)} Bd8 {(391s)} 42. d5 {(664s)} cxd5 {(411s)} 43. R2e5 {( 201s)} Nd7 {(69s)} 44. Rxg8 {(180s)} Nxe5 {(6s)} 45. Be2 {(512s)} Re6 {(402s)} 46. g4 {(348s)} Nf7 {(144s)} 47. Bd3 {(72s)} Ng5 {(426s)} 48. Rg7+ {(145s)} Kc6 {(208s)} 49. a4 {(264s)} a5 {(56s)} 50. Bb5+ {(119s)} Kc5 {(9s)} 51. Rg8 {(3s)} Be7 {(55s)} 52. Bd3 {(757s)} Re3 {(157s)} 53. Bb5 {(111s)} Re6 {(651s)} 54. Bd3 {(8s)} Kd6 {(4s)} 55. Kf2 {(241s)} Nh3+ {(165s)} 56. Kf3 {(267s)} Bg5 {(21s)} 57. Rg6 {(31s)} Rxg6 {(24s)} 58. Bxg6 {(71s)} Ke5 {(39s)} 59. Bd3 {(123s)} Nf4 {(132s)} 60. Bb5 {( 0s)} Ne6 {(0s)} 61. Ke2 {(366s)} Nc5 {(35s)} 62. Kd1 {(71s)} Ne4 {(88s)} 63. Kc2 {(22s)} Nf2 {(6s)} 64. Bd7 {(15s)} Kf4 {(144s)} 65. Be6 {(113s)} Nxg4 {(7s)} 66. Kd3 {(1s)} Ne3 {(8s)} 67. b4 {(133s)} Ke5 {(8s)} 68. bxa5 {(10s)} bxa5 {(15s)} 69. Bd7 {(20s)} Nc4 {(71s)} 70. Bb5 {(20s)} Nd6 {(6s)} 71. Bc6 {(48s)} Ne4 {(9s)} 72. Be8 {(19s)} Bh6 {(83s)} 73. Kc2 {(101s)} Bg7 {(79s)} 74. Bg6 {(212s)} Kf4 {(43s)} 75. Kd3 {(39s)} Nc5+ {(27 Kd4 Ke5+s)} 0-1 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Challengers"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.22"] [Round "6"] [White "Antipov, Mikhail Al"] [Black "Baskaran, Adhiban"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B40"] [WhiteElo "2567"] [BlackElo "2653"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 {(0s)} c5 {(0s)} 2. Nf3 {(0s)} e6 {(0s)} 3. b3 {(0s)} d5 {(0s)} 4. exd5 {(0s)} exd5 {(0s)} 5. Bb5+ {(6s)} Nc6 {(0s)} 6. O-O {(15s)} Bd6 {(63s)} 7. Bb2 {(652s)} Nf6 {(8s)} 8. Qe2+ {(1282s)} Be6 {( 6s)} 9. Be5 {(90s)} Be7 {(216s)} 10. Ng5 {(170s)} Bg4 {(648s)} 11. f3 {(2047s)} Bd7 {(379s)} 12. Bxc6 {(268s)} Bxc6 {(9s)} 13. Bxf6 {(31s)} gxf6 {(2s)} 14. Nh3 {(8s)} O-O {(104s)} 15. Nc3 {(98s)} Bd6 {(158s)} 16. Qd3 {(145s)} Kh8 {(149s)} 17. Ne2 {(812s)} Rg8 {(248s)} 18. Ng3 {(20s)} Bxg3 {( 592s)} 19. hxg3 {(6s)} Rxg3 {(6s)} 20. Qf5 {(345s)} Bd7 {(497s)} 21. Qf4 {(6s)} Rg6 {(8s)} 22. Kh2 {(173s)} Bxh3 {(221s)} 23. gxh3 {(115s)} Qd7 {(1052s)} 24. Rg1 {(53s)} Re8 {(85s)} 25. Rae1 {(136s)} Kg7 {(19s)} 26. h4 {(14s)} b6 {(112s)} 27. h5 {(91s)} Rxe1 {(41s)} 28. h6+ {(6s)} Kh8 {(181s)} 29. Rxe1 {(1s)} Qd8 {(17s)} 30. Rg1 {(11s)} Kg8 {(326s)} 31. Rg2 {(171s)} Kf8 {(209s)} 32. Kg1 {(5s)} Ke7 {(43s)} 33. Kf1 {(32s)} Rxg2 {(387s)} 34. Kxg2 {(1s)} Qg8+ {(7s)} 35. Kf1 {(20s)} Qc8 {(66s)} 36. Kf2 {(66s)} c4 {(225s)} 37. Qe3+ {(90s)} Kd7 {(269s)} 38. Qf4 {(7s)} Qc5+ {(53s)} 39. Kf1 {(42 s)} Qc6 {(690s)} 40. Qf5+ {(0s)} Qe6 {(0s)} 41. Qxh7 {(54s)} 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Challengers"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.22"] [Round "6"] [White "Bok, Benjamin"] [Black "Batsiashvili, Nino"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D34"] [WhiteElo "2607"] [BlackElo "2485"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. Nf3 {(0s)} d5 {(0s)} 2. g3 {(0s)} Nf6 {(0s)} 3. Bg2 {(0s)} c5 {(2s)} 4. O-O {(1s)} Nc6 {(3s)} 5. d4 {(8s)} e6 {(4s)} 6. c4 {(21s)} Be7 {(5s)} 7. cxd5 {(25s)} exd5 {(5s)} 8. dxc5 {(6s)} Bxc5 {(4s)} 9. Nc3 {(79s)} O-O {(62s)} 10. Na4 {(141s)} Be7 {(101s)} 11. Be3 {(11s)} Re8 {(70s)} 12. Rc1 {(55s)} Bg4 {( 257s)} 13. h3 {(208s)} Bxf3 {(256s)} 14. Bxf3 {(7s)} Qd7 {(87s)} 15. Bg2 {(3160s)} Rad8 {(74s)} 16. Nc5 {(99s)} Bxc5 {(83s)} 17. Bxc5 {(39s)} Ne4 {(32s)} 18. e3 {(175s)} Qf5 {(330s)} 19. Qg4 {(545s)} Qf6 {(89s)} 20. Ba3 {(72s)} Ne5 {(297s)} 21. Qe2 {(451s)} Nc4 {(261s)} 22. Bb4 {(294s)} Qxb2 {(255 s)} 23. Qxb2 {(4s)} Nxb2 {(4s)} 24. Rc7 {(12s)} Nd3 {(1062s)} 25. Rxb7 {(357s)} Rb8 {(436s)} 26. Rxb8 {(6s)} Rxb8 {(2s)} 27. a3 {(140s)} h5 {(107s)} 28. Rd1 {(249s)} Nexf2 {(338s)} 29. Rd2 {(41s)} Nxb4 {(254s)} 30. Kxf2 {(5s)} Nc6 {(11s)} 31. Rxd5 {(348s)} Rb2+ {(7s)} 32. Kg1 {(30s)} g6 {(195s)} 33. Rd7 {(223s)} Ne5 {(93s)} 34. Rxa7 {(33s)} Rb1+ {(24s)} 35. Kf2 {(41s)} Rb2+ {(30s)} 36. Kg1 {( 9s)} Rb1+ {(5s)} 37. Kf2 {(171s)} Rb2+ {(6s)} 38. Kg1 {(11s)} Rb1+ {(7s)} 39. Kf2 {(57s)} 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Challengers"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.22"] [Round "6"] [White "Ju, Wenjun"] [Black "Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A21"] [WhiteElo "2548"] [BlackElo "2679"] [PlyCount "88"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. c4 {(0s)} e5 {(0s)} 2. Nc3 {(0s)} Bb4 {(0s)} 3. Nd5 {(4s)} Bc5 {(0s)} 4. Nf3 {(18s)} e4 {(90s)} 5. d4 {(60s)} Bf8 {(62s)} 6. Nd2 {(52s)} c6 {(83s)} 7. Nc3 {(36s)} f5 {(186s)} 8. e3 {(172s)} Nf6 {(8s)} 9. Be2 {(657s)} d5 {(967s)} 10. Qc2 {(13s)} Be6 {(167s)} 11. a3 {(1318s)} Nbd7 {(627s)} 12. b4 {( 394s)} a6 {(470s)} 13. Na4 {(307s)} Bd6 {(781s)} 14. Bb2 {(1324s)} Rb8 {(146s)} 15. Nc5 {(266s)} Bf7 {(5s)} 16. f4 {(113s)} exf3 {(291s)} 17. gxf3 {(156s)} Qe7 {(226s)} 18. O-O-O {(191s)} O-O {( 149s)} 19. Nxd7 {(266s)} Nxd7 {(173s)} 20. e4 {(215s)} fxe4 {(576s)} 21. fxe4 {(3s)} dxe4 {(5s)} 22. Nxe4 {(115s)} Bg6 {(87s)} 23. Bd3 {(3s)} Rf3 {(78s)} 24. Nxd6 {(606s)} Rxd3 {(55s)} 25. Rxd3 {(4s)} Qxd6 {(5s)} 26. Rg1 {(199s)} Rf8 {(204s)} 27. Rxg6 {(231s)} Qxg6 {(24s)} 28. Rd1 {(42s)} Qxc2+ {(222s)} 29. Kxc2 {(2s)} Rf2+ {(8s)} 30. Rd2 {(75s)} Rxd2+ {(7s)} 31. Kxd2 {(2s)} b5 {(721s)} 32. Kd3 {(79s)} Nb6 {(35s)} 33. c5 {(23s)} Nd5 {(140s)} 34. Ke4 {(3s)} Kf7 {(19s)} 35. Ke5 {(27s)} Ke7 {(54s)} 36. Bc1 {(6s)} h6 {(5s)} 37. Bd2 {(32s)} Nf6 {(84s)} 38. Kf5 {(11s)} Nd5 {(123s)} 39. Kg6 {(46s)} Kf8 {(12s)} 40. Kf5 {(0s)} Ke7 {(0s)} 41. Be1 {(1178s)} Kf7 {(159s)} 42. Ke5 {(64s)} Ke7 {(23s)} 43. Kf5 {(519s)} Kf7 {(135s)} 44. Ke5 {(35s)} Ke7 {(5s)} 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Challengers"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.22"] [Round "6"] [White "Dreev, Alexey"] [Black "L'Ami, Erwin"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E11"] [WhiteElo "2644"] [BlackElo "2627"] [PlyCount "72"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. d4 {(0s)} Nf6 {(0s)} 2. c4 {(0s)} e6 {(0s)} 3. Nf3 {(66s)} Bb4+ {(14s)} 4. Bd2 {(147s)} Bxd2+ {( 158s)} 5. Qxd2 {(30s)} O-O {(84s)} 6. Nc3 {(69s)} d5 {(53s)} 7. e3 {(198s)} Nbd7 {(83s)} 8. Bd3 {( 726s)} dxc4 {(319s)} 9. Bxc4 {(12s)} c5 {(46s)} 10. O-O {(517s)} cxd4 {(331s)} 11. Qxd4 {(635s)} Nb6 {(656s)} 12. Be2 {(64s)} Qxd4 {(144s)} 13. Nxd4 {(29s)} Bd7 {(23s)} 14. Rac1 {(275s)} Rfd8 {( 636s)} 15. Rfd1 {(653s)} Kf8 {(448s)} 16. Nb3 {(254s)} Ba4 {(1051s)} 17. Nxa4 {(702s)} Nxa4 {(99s)} 18. Rc2 {(203s)} Rxd1+ {(475s)} 19. Bxd1 {(5s)} Rd8 {(217s)} 20. Be2 {(156s)} Nd5 {(536s)} 21. g3 {(109s)} a6 {(66s)} 22. a3 {(168s)} Rd7 {(164s)} 23. Bf3 {(296s)} Rc7 {(370s)} 24. Rd2 {(119s)} Nf6 {(116s)} 25. Na5 {(111s)} b6 {(63s)} 26. Nc6 {(60s)} g5 {(7s)} 27. h3 {(164s)} h5 {(103s)} 28. Ne5 {( 185s)} Kg7 {(127s)} 29. Bc6 {(200s)} b5 {(119s)} 30. Kg2 {(84s)} Nb6 {(60s)} 31. b3 {(277s)} Nbd5 {( 16s)} 32. Rd4 {(207s)} Ne7 {(45s)} 33. Rd6 {(26s)} Nf5 {(23s)} 34. Rd8 {(33s)} Ne7 {(18s)} 35. Rd6 {(49s)} Nf5 {(76s)} 36. Rd8 {(82s)} Ne7 {(93s)} 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Challengers"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.22"] [Round "6"] [White "Admiraal, Miguoel"] [Black "Sevian, Samuel"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B84"] [WhiteElo "2441"] [BlackElo "2578"] [PlyCount "107"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 {(0s)} c5 {(0s)} 2. Nf3 {(8s)} e6 {(0s)} 3. d4 {(193s)} cxd4 {(12s)} 4. Nxd4 {(6s)} Nf6 {(15s)} 5. Nc3 {(18s)} d6 {(18s)} 6. Be2 {(25s)} Be7 {(55s)} 7. O-O {(46s)} O-O {(22s)} 8. f4 {(204s)} a6 {( 49s)} 9. Kh1 {(979s)} Qc7 {(41s)} 10. Qd3 {(133s)} Nc6 {(282s)} 11. Nxc6 {(6s)} bxc6 {(13s)} 12. b3 {(47s)} d5 {(245s)} 13. Bb2 {(55s)} a5 {(211s)} 14. Qf3 {(280s)} Bb7 {(898s)} 15. Bd3 {(373s)} c5 {( 140s)} 16. e5 {(1112s)} Nd7 {(68s)} 17. Qh3 {(622s)} g6 {(128s)} 18. f5 {(54s)} exf5 {(392s)} 19. Rxf5 {(286s)} d4 {(785s)} 20. Qh6 {(181s)} Qc6 {(1138s)} 21. Be4 {(76s)} Qxe4 {(100s)} 22. Nxe4 {( 19s)} Bxe4 {(10s)} 23. Rf2 {(125s)} Bd5 {(33s)} 24. Re1 {(421s)} Be6 {(10s)} 25. Bc1 {(46s)} Rfc8 {( 90s)} 26. Bg5 {(104s)} Bf8 {(46s)} 27. Qh4 {(2s)} a4 {(104s)} 28. Bh6 {(213s)} axb3 {(14s)} 29. cxb3 {(13s)} Bxh6 {(40s)} 30. Qxh6 {(5s)} c4 {(9s)} 31. bxc4 {(8s)} Rxc4 {(6s)} 32. h3 {(144s)} d3 {( 115s)} 33. Rxf7 {(615s)} Bxf7 {(375s)} 34. e6 {(5s)} Rf8 {(57s)} 35. Qe3 {(207s)} Nc5 {(387s)} 36. exf7+ {(18s)} Rxf7 {(24s)} 37. Qe8+ {(105s)} Kg7 {(313s)} 38. Qe5+ {(11s)} Kh6 {(20s)} 39. Qd5 {( 72s)} Rff4 {(12s)} 40. g3 {(0s)} Rfe4 {(0s)} 41. Rf1 {(414s)} Rc2 {(976s)} 42. h4 {(875s)} Rg4 {(402 s)} 43. Qf3 {(131s)} Rcc4 {(167s)} 44. Qf8+ {(171s)} Kh5 {(30s)} 45. Qe7 {(21s)} Rxg3 {(136s)} 46. Qxh7+ {(12s)} Kg4 {(10s)} 47. Qxg6+ {(42s)} Kh3 {(30s)} 48. Qf5+ {(7s)} Rcg4 {(31s)} 49. Qxc5 {(51 s)} d2 {(113s)} 50. Qd6 {(71s)} Rxh4 {(232s)} 51. Qd7+ {(10s)} Rhg4 {(21s)} 52. Qxd2 {(9s)} Re4 {(25 s)} 53. Qh2+ {(45s)} Kg4 {(8s)} 54. Rg1 {(5s)} 1-0 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Challengers"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.22"] [Round "6"] [White "Haast, Anne"] [Black "Safarli, Eltaj"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C61"] [WhiteElo "2391"] [BlackElo "2653"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 {(0s)} e5 {(0s)} 2. Nf3 {(0s)} Nc6 {(3s)} 3. Bb5 {(36s)} Nd4 {(78s)} 4. Nxd4 {(455s)} exd4 {(5s)} 5. O-O {(72s)} Bc5 {(186s)} 6. Be2 {(802s)} Ne7 {(303s)} 7. d3 {(62s)} O-O {(10s)} 8. Nd2 {(113s)} a5 {(271s)} 9. e5 {(638s)} d5 {(136s)} 10. exd6 {(153s)} Bxd6 {(72s)} 11. Nc4 {(155s)} Be6 {(289s)} 12. Nxd6 {(251s)} Qxd6 {(163s)} 13. Bf3 {(78s)} Bd5 {(155s)} 14. Re1 {(211s)} Rfe8 {(527s)} 15. Bd2 {(118s)} a4 {(118s)} 16. a3 {(81s)} Ng6 {(553s)} 17. Bxd5 {(566s)} Qxd5 {(76s)} 18. Qg4 {(49s)} h5 {(579s)} 19. Qg3 {(172s)} Qc6 {(206s)} 20. c3 {(1395s)} Rxe1+ {(1260s)} 21. Rxe1 {(79s)} Re8 {( 11s)} 22. f4 {(256s)} Rxe1+ {(84s)} 23. Qxe1 {(15s)} dxc3 {(283s)} 24. bxc3 {(38s)} Qc5+ {(40s)} 25. Kf1 {(771s)} Qxa3 {(69s)} 26. f5 {(65s)} Nf8 {(37s)} 27. f6 {(24s)} Qd6 {(50s)} 28. fxg7 {(22s)} Qxd3+ {(5s)} 29. Kg1 {(3s)} Ne6 {(34s)} 30. Bh6 {(51s)} a3 {(101s)} 31. Qc1 {(1s)} Qa6 {(135s)} 0-1

Standings Challengers

Playing schedule + Playchess commentary

The two main tournaments are round robins. Both groups start on the 16th of January 2016 in Wijk aan Zee. The Masters move to Amsterdam on January 21, and to Utrecht on January 27. All rounds in Wijk aan Zee begin at 1.30 p.m., except for the last round on 31 January 2016, which begins at 12.00 p.m. Round five will take place in the Science Center NEMO in Amsterdam, and round ten in the Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht. Both these external rounds start at 2.00 p.m.

Round
Date English commentary German commentary
Free
Wednesday, 20 Jan    
5
Thursday, 21 Jan GM Daniel King GM Sebastian Siebrecht
6
Friday, 22 Jan GM Yannick Pelletier GM Sebastian Siebrecht
7
Saturday, 23 Jan GM Daniel King GM Klaus Bischoff
8
Sunday, 24 Jan GM Yannick Pelletier GM Klaus Bischoff
Free
Monday, 25 Jan    
9
Tuesday, 26 Jan GM Daniel King GM Klaus Bischoff
10
Wednesday, 27 Jan GM Yannick Pelletier GM Sebastian Siebrecht
Free
Thursday, 28 Jan    
11
Friday, 29 Jan GM Adrian Mikhalchishin GM Sebastian Siebrecht
12
Saturday, 30 Jan GM Karsten Müller GM Klaus Bischoff
13
Sunday, 31 Jan GM Karsten Müller GM Klaus Bischoff

Schedule and results of Tata Steel Masters 2016

Round 1 - Saturday the 16th
Hou, Y. - Karjakin, S.
½-½
So, W. - Giri, A.
1-0
Ding, L. - Adams, M.
1-0
Navara, D. - Carlsen, M.
½-½
Caruana, F. - Eljanov, P.
1-0
Wei, Y. - Tomashevsky, E.
½-½
Mamedyarov, S. - Van Wely, L.
½-½
Round 2 - Sunday the 17th
Karjakin, S. - Van Wely, L.
½-½
Tomashevsky, E. - Mamedyarov, S.
½-½
Eljanov, P. - Wei, Y.
½-½
Carlsen, M. - Caruana, F.
½-½
Adams, M. - Navara, D.
½-½
Giri, A. - Ding, L.
½-½
Hou, Y. - So, W. ½-½
Round 3 - Monday the 18th
So, W. - Karjakin, S. ½-½
Ding, L. - Hou, Y. ½-½
Navara, D. - Giri, A. ½-½
Caruana, F. - Adams, M. 1-0
Wei, Y. - Carlsen, M. ½-½
Mamedyarov, S. - Eljanov, P. 0-1
Van Wely, L. - Tomashevsky, E. ½-½
Round 4 - Tuesday the 19th
Karjakin, S. - Tomashevsky, E.
1-0
Eljanov, P. - Van Wely, L.
1-0
Carlsen, M. - Mamedyarov, S.
½-½
Adams, M. - Wei, Y.
½-½
Giri, A. - Caruana, F.
½-½
Hou, Y. - Navara, D.
1-0
So, W. - Ding, L.
½-½
Round 5 - Thursday the 21st
Ding, L. - Karjakin, S.
1-0
Navara, D. - So, W.
½-½
Caruana, F. - Hou, Y.
½-½
Wei, Y. - Giri, A.
½-½
Mamedyarov, S. - Adams, M.
1-0
Van Wely, L. - Carlsen, M.
0-1
Tomashevsky, E. - Eljanov, P.
½-½
Round 6 - Friday the 22nd
Karjakin, S. - Eljanov, P.
½-½
Carlsen, M. - Tomashevsky, E.
1-0
Adams, M. - Van Wely, L.
½-½
Giri, A. - Mamedyarov, S.
1-0
Hou, Y. - Wei, Y.
½-½
So, W. - Caruana, F.
½-½
Ding, L. - Navara, D.
½-½
Round 7 - Saturday the 23rd
Navara, D. - Karjakin, S.  
Caruana, F. - Ding, L.  
Wei, Y. - So, W.  
Mamedyarov, S. - Hou, Y.  
Van Wely, L. - Giri, A.  
Tomashevsky, E. - Adams, M.  
Eljanov, P. - Carlsen, M.  
Round 8 - Sunday the 24th
Karjakin, S. - Carlsen, M.  
Adams, M. - Eljanov, P.  
Giri, A. - Tomashevsky, E.  
Hou, Y. - Van Wely, L.  
So, W. - Mamedyarov, S.  
Ding, L. - Wei, Y.  
Navara, D. - Caruana, F.  
Round 9 - Tuesday the 26th
Caruana, F. - Karjakin, S.  
Wei, Y. - Navara, D.  
Mamedyarov, S. - Ding, L.  
Van Wely, L. - So, W.  
Tomashevsky, E. - Hou, Y.  
Eljanov, P. - Giri, A.  
Carlsen, M. - Adams, M.  
Round 10 - Wednesday the 27th
Karjakin, S. - Adams, M.  
Giri, A. - Carlsen, M.  
Hou, Y. - Eljanov, P.  
So, W. - Tomashevsky, E.  
Ding, L. - Van Wely, L.  
Navara, D. - Mamedyarov, S.  
Caruana, F. - Wei, Y.  
Round 11 - Friday the 29th
Wei, Y. - Karjakin, S.  
Mamedyarov, S. - Caruana, F.  
Van Wely, L. - Navara, D.  
Tomashevsky, E. - Ding, L.  
Eljanov, P. - So, W.  
Carlsen, M. - Hou, Y.  
Adams, M. - Giri, A.  
Round 12 - Saturday the 30th
Karjakin, S. - Giri, A.  
Hou, Y. - Adams, M.  
So, W. - Carlsen, M.  
Ding, L. - Eljanov, P.  
Navara, D. - Tomashevsky, E.  
Caruana, F. - Van Wely, L.  
Wei, Y. - Mamedyarov, S.  
Round 13 - Sunday the 31st
Mamedyarov, S. - Karjakin, S.  
Van Wely, L. - Wei, Y.  
Tomashevsky, E. - Caruana, F.  
Eljanov, P. - Navara, D.  
Carlsen, M. - Ding, L.  
Adams, M. - So, W.  
Giri, A. - Hou, Y.  
 

Schedule and results of Tata Steel Challengers 2016

Round 1 - Saturday the 16th
Haast, A. - van Foreest, J.
0-1
Antipov, M. - Ju, W.
0-1
Dreev, A. - Bok, B.
1-0
l'Ami, E. - Admiraal, M.
1-0
Baskaran, A. - Abasov, N.
1-0
Safarli, E. - Sevian, S.
1-0
Nisipeanu, L. - Batsiashvili, N.
1-0
Round 2 - Sunday the 17th
van Foreest, J. - Batsiashvili, N.
0-1
Sevian, S. - Nisipeanu, L.
½-½
Abasov, N. - Safarli, E.
½-½
Admiraal, M. - Baskaran, A.
0-1
Bok, B. - l'Ami, E.
1-0
Ju, W. - Dreev, A.
0-1
Haast, A. - Antipov, M.
0-1
Round 3 - Monday the 18th
Antipov, M. - van Foreest, J. 1-0
Dreev, A. - Haast, A. 1-0
l'Ami, E. - Ju, W. ½-½
Baskaran, A. - Bok, B. ½-½
Safarli, E. - Admiraal, M. ½-½
Nisipeanu, L. - Abasov, N. ½-½
Batsiashvili, N. - Sevian, S. ½-½
Round 4 - Tuesday the 19th
van Foreest, J. - Sevian, S.
1-0
Abasov, N. - Batsiashvili, N.
0-1
Admiraal, M. - Nisipeanu, L.
½-½
Bok, B. - Safarli, E.
0-1
Ju, W. - Baskaran, A.
0-1
Haast, A. - l'Ami, E.
0-1
Antipov, M. - Dreev, A.
0-1
Round 5 - Wednesday the 20th
Dreev, A. - van Foreest, J.
½-½
l'Ami, E. - Antipov, M.
0-1
Baskaran, A. - Haast, A.
1-0
Safarli, E. - Ju, W.
½-½
Nisipeanu, L. - Bok, B.
½-½
Batsiashvili, N. - Admiraal, M.
1-0
Sevian, S. - Abasov, N.
1-0
Round 6 - Friday the 22nd
van Foreest, J. - Abasov, N.
0-1
Admiraal, M. - Sevian, S.
1-0
Bok, B. - Batsiashvili, N.
½-½
Ju, W. - Nisipeanu, L.
½-½
Haast, A. - Safarli, E.
0-1
Antipov, M. - Baskaran, A.
½-½
Dreev, A. - l'Ami, E.
½-½
Round 7 - Saturday the 23rd
l'Ami, E. - van Foreest, J.  
Baskaran, A. - Dreev, A.  
Safarli, E. - Antipov, M.  
Nisipeanu, L. - Haast, A.  
Batsiashvili, N. - Ju, W.  
Sevian, S. - Bok, B.  
Abasov, N. - Admiraal, M.  
Round 8 - Sunday the 24th
van Foreest, J. - Admiraal, M.  
Bok, B. - Abasov, N.  
Ju, W. - Sevian, S.  
Haast, A. - Batsiashvili, N.  
Antipov, M. - Nisipeanu, L.  
Dreev, A. - Safarli, E.  
l'Ami, E. - Baskaran, A.  
Round 9 - Tuesday the 26th
Baskaran, A. - van Foreest, J.  
Safarli, E. - l'Ami, E.  
Nisipeanu, L. - Dreev, A.  
Batsiashvili, N. - Antipov, M.  
Sevian, S. - Haast, A.  
Abasov, N. - Ju, W.  
Admiraal, M. - Bok, B.  
Round 10 - Wednesday the 27th
van Foreest, J. - Bok, B.  
Ju, W. - Admiraal, M.  
Haast, A. - Abasov, N.  
Antipov, M. - Sevian, S.  
Dreev, A. - Batsiashvili, N.  
l'Ami, E. - Nisipeanu, L.  
Baskaran, A. - Safarli, E.  
Round 11 - Friday the 29th
Safarli, E. - van Foreest, J.  
Nisipeanu, L. - Baskaran, A.  
Batsiashvili, N. - l'Ami, E.  
Sevian, S. - Dreev, A.  
Abasov, N. - Antipov, M.  
Admiraal, M. - Haast, A.  
Bok, B. - Ju, W.  
Round 12 - Saturday the 30th
van Foreest, J. - Ju, W.  
Haast, A. - Bok, B.  
Antipov, M. - Admiraal, M.  
Dreev, A. - Abasov, N.  
l'Ami, E. - Sevian, S.  
Baskaran, A. - Batsiashvili, N.  
Safarli, E. - Nisipeanu, L.  
Round 13 - Sunday the 31st
Nisipeanu, L. - van Foreest, J.  
Batsiashvili, N. - Safarli, E.  
Sevian, S. - Baskaran, A.  
Abasov, N. - l'Ami, E.  
Admiraal, M. - Dreev, A.  
Bok, B. - Antipov, M.  
Ju, W. - Haast, A.  
 

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johnmk johnmk 1/23/2016 02:00
Opinion: I don't like chess players to wear suits and ties -- a la Giri. Is he representing a corporation? I don't think so. Creative people (or sports people if you consider chess a sport) should wear something less formal.
Hawkman Hawkman 1/23/2016 01:32
She completely outplayed Wei Yi for 46 moves! #59 Short is only 4 years older than Anand so he can't use age as an excuse. I don't think he's a good enough player at this time to be publicly questioning #31 Tomashevsky. Short's reason that Nigel usually ends in bad positions was sad and it just wasn't a very classy thing to do. Many players would never never do that. #weakestWCfinalistever
ex0 ex0 1/23/2016 06:26
Antipov, M. - Baskaran, A

WHo is Baskaran, A? How do you mispell Adhiban. B and get that? Which is his last name?
AndrewKutches AndrewKutches 1/22/2016 11:27
I dont think hou outplayed wei yi in the endgame ? if not wei yi weak move at time trouble lead in him to a slighty infererior endgame a misconception here.
idratherplay960 idratherplay960 1/22/2016 08:47
Yifan! Yifan!! Yifan!!!

Most impressive when you take into account that she has also been a full-time college student which I think none of these other players can boast save So who did not complete his studies and whose college experience was as a chess player. She has clearly shown herself to be on par and has not even been significantly worse in any position thus so far, quite the contrary in fact.
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