Tata Steel Challengers Rd5: Adhiban and Dreev lead

by Albert Silver
1/20/2016 – For many fans, Wednesday was a rest day at the Tata Steel tournament, with Carlsen and Co. taking a day off, but this was really only for the Masters, as the Challengers steamed ahead for round five. Thursday will reverse these roles. As to the rest day, it was filled with football mayhem and fun with the VIPs, all captured in photos by Alina L’Ami.

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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 five Challengers report and rest day

Photos by Alina L'Ami

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

While some were out playing a lively game of football....

...others were toiling at the board.

It bears remembering there is more to the Tata Steel festival than the Masters and Challengers,
even if they are the show stoppers. Here is arbiter Jan van den Ende in action (at the board).

The photographers loved the opportunity to catch Magnus Carlsen juggling the ball

However, it was the match that mattered (click on image for full size)

Sergey Karjakin races with the ball for the blue team

Magnus counter-attacks as Loek van Wely positions himself to intercept

After the match Carlsen gave some tips to a young simul participant

There was also the traditional Tata Steel Management simul, headed by Challengers player
Jorden van Foreest. Behind the VIPs are the top players, giving some tips, and joking around.

The atmosphere is one of humor and fun

Of course, if you are an IM, then seeing several 2700 players give your simul opponent advice...

... can require some extra thinking.

Replay round five Challengers games (with times per moves)

[Event "78th Tata Steel Chess"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.20"] [Round "5"] [White "Safarli, Eltaj"] [Black "Ju, Wenjun"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B47"] [WhiteElo "2653"] [BlackElo "2548"] [PlyCount "102"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 {(0s)} c5 {(0s)} 2. Nf3 {(0s)} e6 {(0s)} 3. d4 {(0s)} cxd4 {(0s)} 4. Nxd4 {(0s)} Nc6 {(0s)} 5. Nc3 {(0s)} Qc7 {(2s)} 6. g3 {(0s)} a6 {(41s)} 7. Bg2 {(3s)} Nf6 {(12s)} 8. O-O {(14s)} d6 {(19s)} 9. Re1 {(30s)} Bd7 {(3s)} 10. Nxc6 {(207s)} bxc6 {(41s)} 11. e5 {(255s)} dxe5 {(131s)} 12. Qe2 {(13s)} Bd6 {(695s)} 13. b3 {(156s)} O-O {(1099s)} 14. Bb2 {(132s)} Ra7 {(170s)} 15. Nd1 {(250s)} c5 {(438 s)} 16. Bxe5 {(312s)} Bxe5 {(2s)} 17. Qxe5 {(6s)} Bc6 {(9s)} 18. Qxc5 {(1586s)} Bxg2 {(4s)} 19. Qxc7 {(2s)} Rxc7 {(3s)} 20. Kxg2 {(5s)} Rxc2 {(3s)} 21. Ne3 {(3s)} Rc6 {(365s)} 22. Rac1 {(46s)} Rfc8 {(2s)} 23. Rxc6 {(29s)} Rxc6 {(3s)} 24. Rd1 {(30s)} Kf8 {(1671s)} 25. Rd8+ {(47s)} Ke7 {(2s)} 26. Ra8 {(15s)} Nd5 {(44s)} 27. Nxd5+ {(1502s)} exd5 {(4s)} 28. Kf3 {(22s)} Ke6 {(1514s)} 29. Ke3 {(72s)} h5 {(67s)} 30. Kd4 {(403s)} Rb6 {(108s)} 31. f4 {(196s)} g6 {(36s)} 32. Kc5 {(638s)} Rd6 {(3s)} 33. Re8+ {(133s)} Kd7 {(2s)} 34. Re2 {(7s)} d4 {(104s)} 35. Rd2 {(32s)} d3 {(11s)} 36. b4 {(126s)} h4 {(153s)} 37. a4 {(588s)} h3 {(157s)} 38. b5 {(39s)} axb5 {(6s)} 39. axb5 {(4s)} Kc7 {(28s)} 40. Kc4 {(0s)} Kb6 {(0s)} 41. Rxd3 {(181s)} Re6 {(119s)} 42. Rd2 {(1246s)} Re4+ {(797s)} 43. Kd3 {(211 s)} Re1 {(25s)} 44. Rb2 {(579s)} Rg1 {(1178s)} 45. Ke3 {(20s)} f5 {(198s)} 46. Kf3 {(224s)} Rf1+ {( 74s)} 47. Ke2 {(34s)} Rh1 {(185s)} 48. Ke3 {(32s)} Rg1 {(20s)} 49. Rd2 {(486s)} Re1+ {(84s)} 50. Kf3 {(78s)} Rf1+ {(2s)} 51. Rf2 {(100s)} Rb1 {(352s)} 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.20"] [Round "5"] [White "Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter"] [Black "Bok, Benjamin"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C54"] [WhiteElo "2679"] [BlackElo "2607"] [PlyCount "94"] [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. c3 {(0s)} Nf6 {(0s)} 5. d3 {(0s)} O-O {(0s)} 6. Nbd2 {(3s)} a6 {(335s)} 7. O-O {(133s)} d6 {(37s)} 8. h3 {(176s)} Na5 {(1089s)} 9. Bxf7+ {(1464s)} Rxf7 {(51s)} 10. b4 {(4s)} Bxb4 {(9s)} 11. cxb4 {(6s)} Nc6 {(4s)} 12. Qb3 {(78s)} Nh5 {(696s)} 13. Nb1 {(1602s)} h6 {(103s)} 14. Nc3 {(206s)} Qe8 {(206s)} 15. Qd1 {(6s)} Nxb4 {( 1240s)} 16. d4 {(204s)} Nc6 {(132s)} 17. d5 {(293s)} Nd8 {(442s)} 18. Ne1 {(155s)} Rf8 {(150s)} 19. Kh2 {(375s)} Bd7 {(227s)} 20. a4 {(109s)} Qg6 {(313s)} 21. Nd3 {(21s)} Nf7 {(107s)} 22. g4 {(781s)} Nf6 {(30s)} 23. f3 {(4s)} c6 {(70s)} 24. Nf2 {(43s)} Rac8 {(420s)} 25. Ra3 {(102s)} b5 {(239s)} 26. dxc6 {(10s)} Rxc6 {(18s)} 27. axb5 {(6s)} axb5 {(1s)} 28. Nd5 {(105s)} Nxd5 {(73s)} 29. exd5 {(6s)} Rc2 {(692s)} 30. Ra7 {(280s)} Rfc8 {(34s)} 31. Rxd7 {(114s)} Rxc1 {(4s)} 32. Qxc1 {(4s)} Rxc1 {(2s)} 33. Rxc1 {(5s)} Ng5 {(8s)} 34. Rc8+ {(118s)} Kh7 {(4s)} 35. Rf8 {(9s)} Qc2 {(223s)} 36. Kg3 {(226s)} e4 {(40s)} 37. fxe4 {(47s)} b4 {(69s)} 38. h4 {(199s)} Nxe4+ {(10s)} 39. Nxe4 {(4s)} Qxe4 {(1s)} 40. h5 {(0s)} Qe1+ {(0s)} 41. Kh3 {(83s)} Qe3+ {(717s)} 42. Kh2 {(122s)} Qd2+ {(68s)} 43. Kh3 {(68s)} Qd3+ {(13s)} 44. Kh2 {(16s)} Qd2+ {(300s)} 45. Kh3 {(10s)} Qe3+ {(13s)} 46. Kh2 {(10s)} Qg5 {(63s)} 47. Kh3 {(8s)} Qe3+ {(25s)} 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.20"] [Round "5"] [White "L'Ami, Erwin"] [Black "Antipov, Mikhail Al"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E47"] [WhiteElo "2627"] [BlackElo "2567"] [PlyCount "108"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. d4 {(0s)} Nf6 {(0s)} 2. c4 {(0s)} e6 {(0s)} 3. Nc3 {(0s)} Bb4 {(0s)} 4. e3 {(2s)} O-O {(25s)} 5. Bd3 {(9s)} c5 {(5s)} 6. Nf3 {(22s)} Nc6 {(35s)} 7. O-O {(46s)} Bxc3 {(35s)} 8. bxc3 {(10s)} d6 {(4s)} 9. e4 {(28s)} e5 {(7s)} 10. d5 {(20s)} Ne7 {(38s)} 11. Nh4 {(10s)} Ng6 {(403s)} 12. Nf5 {(61s)} Nf4 {(727s)} 13. Bc2 {(24s)} g6 {(173s)} 14. Ne3 {(188s)} N4h5 {(2361s)} 15. f3 {(557s)} Ne8 {(380s)} 16. g3 {( 153s)} Neg7 {(69s)} 17. Rf2 {(1322s)} Bh3 {(526s)} 18. Rb1 {(581s)} b6 {(11s)} 19. Ng2 {(182s)} f5 {(86s)} 20. Bh6 {(37s)} Qf6 {(115s)} 21. exf5 {(555s)} gxf5 {(61s)} 22. Qd2 {(76s)} f4 {(212s)} 23. Bxg7 {(33s)} Qxg7 {(129s)} 24. g4 {(63s)} Nf6 {(11s)} 25. Kh1 {(40s)} Qg5 {(123s)} 26. Rg1 {(284s)} Kh8 {(337s)} 27. Qe1 {(307s)} Rae8 {(488s)} 28. Re2 {(144s)} Nxg4 {(123s)} 29. Nh4 {(96s)} Qf6 {(4 s)} 30. fxg4 {(146s)} f3 {(3s)} 31. g5 {(696s)} Qf4 {(6s)} 32. g6 {(53s)} Rf6 {(70s)} 33. g7+ {(803s)} Kg8 {(1s)} 34. Rf2 {(33s)} Qxh4 {(48s)} 35. Rxf3 {(5s)} Qxe1 {(93s)} 36. Bxh7+ {(5s)} Kf7 {(185s)} 37. Rxf6+ {(105s)} Kxf6 {(1s)} 38. Rxe1 {(10s)} Kxg7 {(6s)} 39. Bd3 {(272s)} Kf6 {(142s)} 40. Rg1 {(0s)} e4 {(0s)} 41. Be2 {(243s)} Kf5 {(273s)} 42. Rg3 {(322s)} Rh8 {(11s)} 43. Kg1 {(53s)} Kf4 {(10s)} 44. Kf2 {(61s)} Rh6 {(132s)} 45. Kg1 {(107s)} a6 {(101s)} 46. a3 {(182s)} Bd7 {(187s)} 47. Kg2 {( 128s)} Ba4 {(362s)} 48. h3 {(149s)} Bd7 {(196s)} 49. Bf1 {(136s)} b5 {(102s)} 50. cxb5 {(303s)} axb5 {(10s)} 51. Kf2 {(569s)} c4 {(378s)} 52. Bg2 {(244s)} Bf5 {(30s)} 53. Re3 {(63s)} Rg6 {(23s)} 54. Bf1 {(24s)} Rg8 {(20s)} 0-1 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.20"] [Round "5"] [White "Batsiashvili, Nino"] [Black "Admiraal, Miguoel"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2485"] [BlackElo "2441"] [PlyCount "89"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. d4 {(0s)} d5 {(0s)} 2. c4 {(0s)} e6 {(47s)} 3. Nc3 {(0s)} Be7 {(9s)} 4. Nf3 {(12s)} Nf6 {(67s)} 5. Bf4 {(22s)} O-O {(20s)} 6. e3 {(2s)} Nbd7 {(86s)} 7. c5 {(55s)} Nh5 {(9s)} 8. Bd3 {(65s)} Nxf4 {(5s)} 9. exf4 {(4s)} b6 {(16s)} 10. b4 {(54s)} a5 {(3s)} 11. a3 {(9s)} c6 {(20s)} 12. O-O {(59s)} Qc7 {(15s)} 13. g3 {(37s)} Ba6 {(12s)} 14. h4 {(169s)} Bxd3 {(985s)} 15. Qxd3 {(3s)} Rfb8 {(28s)} 16. Kg2 {( 357s)} Bf6 {(662s)} 17. h5 {(1418s)} bxc5 {(235s)} 18. bxc5 {(9s)} a4 {(6s)} 19. Qc2 {(1093s)} Rb7 {(2468s)} 20. Rab1 {(450s)} Rb3 {(323s)} 21. Rxb3 {(13s)} axb3 {(1s)} 22. Qxb3 {(7s)} Rb8 {(4s)} 23. Qc2 {(104s)} Qa5 {(4s)} 24. Nb1 {(77s)} Qb5 {(60s)} 25. Nbd2 {(899s)} Qa5 {(4s)} 26. Qd3 {(24s)} Qa4 {(684s)} 27. Rb1 {(209s)} Rxb1 {(5s)} 28. Qxb1 {(270s)} h6 {(674s)} 29. Qb7 {(112s)} Nf8 {(9s)} 30. Qb4 {(178s)} Qa6 {(52s)} 31. Nb3 {(181s)} Bd8 {(2s)} 32. Qb8 {(118s)} Bf6 {(135s)} 33. Qb6 {(174s)} Qa8 {(61s)} 34. Qa5 {(117s)} Qb7 {(50s)} 35. Qb4 {(11s)} Qa8 {(206s)} 36. Na5 {(36s)} Bd8 {(65s)} 37. Nb7 {(25s)} Bc7 {(4s)} 38. Ne5 {(118s)} Qa6 {(1s)} 39. Nd6 {(158s)} f6 {(3s)} 40. Ng6 {(0s)} Nd7 {(0s)} 41. Qe1 {(127s)} e5 {(168s)} 42. fxe5 {(7s)} fxe5 {(4s)} 43. Nxe5 {(69s)} Nf6 {(6s)} 44. Ng6 {(56s)} Nh7 {(48s)} 45. Qe6# 1-0 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.20"] [Round "5"] [White "Baskaran, Adhiban"] [Black "Haast, Anne"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D16"] [WhiteElo "2653"] [BlackElo "2391"] [PlyCount "50"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. d4 {(0s)} d5 {(0s)} 2. c4 {(0s)} dxc4 {(27s)} 3. Nf3 {(0s)} Nf6 {(54s)} 4. Nc3 {(0s)} c6 {(763s)} 5. a4 {(7s)} e6 {(848s)} 6. e4 {(12s)} Bb4 {(66s)} 7. e5 {(237s)} Nd5 {(343s)} 8. Bd2 {(6s)} Bxc3 {(161s)} 9. bxc3 {(9s)} b5 {(35s)} 10. Ng5 {(113s)} f5 {(203s)} 11. Qh5+ {(1226s)} Kd7 {(578s)} 12. g4 {(85 s)} Qe8 {(243s)} 13. Qxe8+ {(1555s)} Kxe8 {(562s)} 14. gxf5 {(15s)} exf5 {(160s)} 15. axb5 {(80s)} h6 {(258s)} 16. Nh3 {(8s)} Bd7 {(337s)} 17. Bxc4 {(487s)} Nb6 {(56s)} 18. Bb3 {(9s)} cxb5 {(405s)} 19. Nf4 {(182s)} g5 {(304s)} 20. Nh5 {(166s)} Bc6 {(319s)} 21. d5 {(123s)} Bb7 {(46s)} 22. Be3 {( 635s)} Kd8 {(9s)} 23. Rxa7 {(216s)} Nxd5 {(9s)} 24. Rxb7 {(8s)} Nxe3 {(48s)} 25. fxe3 {(17s)} Kc8 {( 148s)} 1-0 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.20"] [Round "5"] [White "Dreev, Alexey"] [Black "Van Foreest, Jorden"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E81"] [WhiteElo "2644"] [BlackElo "2541"] [PlyCount "27"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. d4 {(0s)} Nf6 {(0s)} 2. c4 {(85s)} g6 {(0s)} 3. Nc3 {(159s)} Bg7 {(5s)} 4. e4 {(28s)} d6 {(16s)} 5. f3 {(19s)} O-O {(22s)} 6. Nge2 {(5s)} c5 {(18s)} 7. Be3 {(15s)} Nc6 {(16s)} 8. Qd2 {(322s)} Qa5 {(97s)} 9. Rd1 {(98s)} Bd7 {(1081s)} 10. b3 {(759s)} a6 {(895s)} 11. dxc5 {(1683s)} dxc5 {(77s)} 12. Nd5 {(41s)} Nxd5 {(51s)} 13. exd5 {(817s)} Nb4 {(33s)} 14. Kf2 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.20"] [Round "5"] [White "Sevian, Samuel"] [Black "Abasov, Nijat"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2578"] [BlackElo "2556"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 {(0s)} e5 {(0s)} 2. Nf3 {(0s)} Nc6 {(0s)} 3. Bb5 {(0s)} Nf6 {(0s)} 4. O-O {(3s)} Nxe4 {(0s)} 5. d4 {(9s)} Nd6 {(4s)} 6. Bxc6 {(6s)} dxc6 {(7s)} 7. dxe5 {(6s)} Nf5 {(8s)} 8. Qxd8+ {(6s)} Kxd8 {(8s)} 9. h3 {(5s)} Ke8 {(9s)} 10. Nc3 {(12s)} Be6 {(7s)} 11. g4 {(80s)} Ne7 {(12s)} 12. Nd4 {(119s)} Bd7 {( 22s)} 13. f4 {(63s)} h5 {(8s)} 14. f5 {(20s)} hxg4 {(8s)} 15. hxg4 {(5s)} Rh4 {(11s)} 16. Rf4 {(9s)} Nd5 {(23s)} 17. Nxd5 {(41s)} cxd5 {(8s)} 18. Bd2 {(106s)} Bc5 {(265s)} 19. Kg2 {(61s)} Bxd4 {(43s)} 20. Rxd4 {(16s)} c5 {(6s)} 21. Rf4 {(756s)} Rc8 {(2201s)} 22. Kg3 {(799s)} Rh7 {(195s)} 23. Rf2 {( 410s)} Rc6 {(125s)} 24. Re1 {(226s)} Bc8 {(47s)} 25. Bg5 {(199s)} Kf8 {(887s)} 26. Rd2 {(697s)} f6 {(45s)} 27. Bf4 {(262s)} d4 {(80s)} 28. c3 {(664s)} fxe5 {(5s)} 29. Bxe5 {(126s)} g6 {(248s)} 30. f6 {(31s)} g5 {(4s)} 31. cxd4 {(65s)} Rh4 {(5s)} 32. Re4 {(78s)} cxd4 {(147s)} 33. Rdxd4 {(393s)} Kf7 {( 98s)} 34. Rd8 {(20s)} Bf5 {(477s)} 35. Rb4 {(144s)} Rb6 {(9s)} 36. Rc4 {(55s)} Rc6 {(5s)} 37. Rxc6 {(218s)} Rxg4+ {(5s)} 38. Kf3 {(6s)} bxc6 {(4s)} 39. Rb8 {(3s)} Rh4 {(307s)} 40. Rb7+ {(0s)} Kg6 {(0s)} 41. f7 {(53s)} 1-0

Standings Challengers

Standings Masters

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