Tata Steel Chess Round 13 round-up

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1/28/2018 – Magnus Carlsen won the 80th Tata Steel Masters which was decided in a blitz tiebreak over Dutch number one Anish Giri. The players contested two blitz games with 5 minutes plus 3 seconds per move, with no sudden death Armageddon game needed. Vidit played solidly to earn a draw that was enough to win the Challengers, as Korobov could not manage to pull off a win with black on-demand. | Photo: Alina l'Ami TataSteelChess.com

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Carlsen wins Masters, Vidit wins Challengers

GM Daniel King's Round 13 round-up

Tiebreak

The time control is 5 minutes plus 3 seconds per move for the entire game. Two blitz games will be played, and if tied, a single sudden-death ("Armageddon") game, in which black has draw odds, but starts with one minute less.

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All games

Masters
 
Challengers
 

Final standings

Masters
 
Challengers
 

Round-up show with Lawrence Trent

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Round schedule

All rounds start at 13:30 CET except where noted.

  • Round 1: Saturday 13 January
  • Round 2: Sunday 14 January
  • Round 3: Monday 15 January
  • Round 4: Tuesday 16 January
  • Round 5: Wednesday 17 January (Masters in Hilversum starts 14:00)
  • Free day: Thursday 18 January
  • Round 6: Friday 19 January
  • Round 7: Saturday 20 January
  • Round 8: Sunday 21 January
  • Free day: Monday 22 January
  • Round 9: Tuesday 23 January
  • Round 10: Wednesday 24 January (Masters in Groningen starts 14:00)
  • Free day: Thursday 25 January
  • Round 11: Friday 26 January 
  • Round 12: Saturday 27 January
  • Round 13: Sunday 28 January (12:00 Noon)

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badibadibadi badibadibadi 1/29/2018 02:29
Kramnik done great !
Raymond Labelle Raymond Labelle 1/29/2018 01:44
"where has nakamura been???"

Nakamura is playing in Gibraltar. Aronian also.
gonda gonda 1/29/2018 01:03
pity, the dutchman wasn't sole winner.
geraldsky geraldsky 1/28/2018 03:26
Wesley so will win the candidate tournament.
Raymond Labelle Raymond Labelle 1/27/2018 11:34
Kramnik-Caruana. Computer gives Kramnik ninety-five percent precision. Wow!
zedsdeadbaby zedsdeadbaby 1/27/2018 11:11
I think when Giri was younger I used to find him arrogant. Over the last few years, I have found him to be charismatic, talented and good humoured. If I compare him to myself at the same age - he'd make better company and be interesting, well rounded company. I hope he finds that next level that is required to win competitions like this on a regular basis.
Petrarlsen Petrarlsen 1/27/2018 11:56
@ SambalOelek : I fully agree !

And, personally, I found the Mamedyarov / Carlsen game quite interesting ; we musn't forget that, until now, Mamedyarov, had quite a lot of problems playing Carlsen (1 win for 5 losses with 7 draws in classical, if I didn't miss anything, Mamedyarov's only win against Carlsen being, furthermore, 10 years old...) ; I don't think that, taking this into account, Mamedyarov's first goal, for his first classical game against Carlsen as a 2800+ player, was to win their game ; much more probably, he wants to find a way to play against Carlsen, and to stop the current trend (...Mamedyarov's 5 last classical games against Carlsen were 4 losses with only 1 draw). And in this last game, he managed quite satisfyingly to do this... So I found this game quite interesting to follow...
SambalOelek SambalOelek 1/26/2018 11:32
Carlsen is out of hibernation winter sleep

I think he can win this..

Mamedyarov is super strong these days!!
ulyssesganesh ulyssesganesh 1/25/2018 02:47
how nice to have some Yermo-annotated games of the event!
Kenster Kenster 1/25/2018 09:10
@turok: I believe Nakamura is playing at the Tradewise Gibralter tournament.
SambalOelek SambalOelek 1/25/2018 12:14
wtf Carlsen precision is 83 % vs So 46%.... must be Carlsen got out of his wintersleep, of his hibernation and just had a cup a coffee this morning
Petrarlsen Petrarlsen 1/24/2018 11:40
@ Mr TambourineMan : Yes ; this is indeed some sort of a "sweet revenge" ; Giri becomes the tournament leader by being the only player to win his game !
Mr TambourineMan Mr TambourineMan 1/23/2018 11:42
All Draws today accept Giri...
turok turok 1/23/2018 11:15
where has nakamura been????
rijslaav rijslaav 1/23/2018 08:40
Just found it out: 10K for 1st (masters group). The prizes do not seem to be large. So, besides prestige, whats the main motivation for the players to be in Wijk aan Zee for such a long tournament? Do they get really good image rights? Is their stay paid by the organizers? Just curious.
rijslaav rijslaav 1/23/2018 08:24
Does anyone know how much is the prize money for this event?
jonlaine jonlaine 1/22/2018 05:34
GM Wesley So made the Filipinos proud.
Mabuhay!!!

"When you wish upon a star,
Makes no difference who you are,
Anything your heart desires,
Will come to you."

"1973: Pres. F.E Marcos vs. Bobby Fischer
2018: Pres. R.R Duterte vs. Wesley So"
SambalOelek SambalOelek 1/21/2018 10:03
Chess seems stagnated

Anand gets stagnated
Kramnik
Carlsen
Kasparov..
there is no more excitement...they are level break even...

I think the game is gone :(
Kilovs 2016 Kilovs 2016 1/19/2018 10:51
Go Wesley!! Mabuhay ang Pinoy!!
opi2013 opi2013 1/18/2018 11:18
A good example for motivation by human Grandmaster Analysis: The Round up show from Simon W of round 5. Very intersting, entertaining, makes fun for me to improve my chess with training in future. Even so exiting that I switch from my German to my rusty English!
brabo_hf brabo_hf 1/18/2018 09:06
"Call me old school but I dislike the automated game annotations. It lacks the human touch. I prefer human annotated games. I have stopped enjoying reading chessbase reports."
We have seen the last decades a dramatic increase of the engine strength. However at the same time there hasn't happened any serious development for the automated game annotations. Despite all fuss about AI this is a domain where we are still nowhere. Nonetheless getting high quality automated game annotations would definitely be a game-changer. Many players today have no idea how to properly annotate their games.
WillScarlett WillScarlett 1/17/2018 04:28
The guy with the glasses is trying too hard. Silly and witty are two different things .
thirteen thirteen 1/17/2018 03:15
GM Robin and FM Tex is a very exciting commentary combo. Compelling and holding the audiences I think, with fine, tight, even fierce chat of the 'give us some more' variety!!
Raymond Labelle Raymond Labelle 1/16/2018 10:50
"Call me old school but I dislike the automated game annotations. It lacks the human touch. I prefer human annotated games. I have stopped enjoying reading chessbase reports."

At least, you still have the great Daniel King video reports! Daniel follows this tournament.
kramnikstudent kramnikstudent 1/16/2018 10:22
Call me old school but I dislike the automated game annotations. It lacks the human touch. I prefer human annotated games. I have stopped enjoying reading chessbase reports
Raymond Labelle Raymond Labelle 1/16/2018 09:38
Could the Candidates be reluctant to show their best opening preparation before the Candidates' tournament?
KrushonIrina KrushonIrina 1/16/2018 09:04
You have to love Magnus's Anish comment: "For all the banter and all the nonsense, he's still very strong."
turok turok 1/16/2018 07:10
can i ask why the challengers bracket before i post an opinion on this tourney
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