Tata Steel Chess - Round 13 Round-up

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1/27/2019 – The 81st Tata Steel Chess Tournament takes place from January 12th to 27th in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands (and two "on tour" locations). The "Masters" has an average Elo of 2753. The "Challengers" weighs in at 2582. Both are 14-player round-robin tournaments. Round-up show live at 20:00 UTC (21:00 CET, 3:00 PM EST) Live commentary by IMs Sopiko Guramishvili and GM Robert Hess from 12:30 UTC (13:30 CET, 7:30 am EST) | Photo: TataSteelChess.com

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Round 13

Carlsen made a 30-move draw with black against Anish Giri, winning his record-extending seventh Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee. Giri takes clear second.

In the Challengers, Vladislav Kovalev impressively won by a 1½ point margin as both of his closest pursuers lost their final round games.

All Tata Steel Chess 2019 stories

GM Yannick Pelletier provides the summary for the final Tata Steel Chess round

All Roundup shows

"If you're not nervous before such a game, you're not human."

Giri is the runner-up behind Carlsen for the second year in a row

Final standings - Masters

 

Games and commentary

Players receive 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds bonus per move starting from move one.

ChessBase will provide daily video round-up shows by a variety of commentators (see Schedule below).

 

Commentary by IM Sopiko Guramishvili and GM Robert Hess

 

Final standings - Challengers

 

Results of Round 13

A 14-player single round-robin means each player plays every other once for 13 rounds in all. The drawing of lots determines the colours for each game.

Masters

 

My Path to the Top

On this DVD Vladimir Kramnik retraces his career from talented schoolboy to World Champion in 2006. With humour and charm he describes his first successes, what it meant to be part of the Russian Gold Medal team at the Olympiad, and how he undertook the Herculean task of beating his former mentor and teacher Garry Kasparov.


Challengers

 

All games - Masters

 

All games - Challengers

 

The players

We introduced the fields in our December preview: Strong fields set for Tata Steel 2019.

Masters group

Title Name FED Elo World rank
GM Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2835 1
GM Mamedyarov, S. AZE 2817 3
GM Ding, Liren CHN 2813 4
GM Giri, Anish NED 2783 5
GM Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2777 7
GM Anand, V. IND 2773 8
GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2763 13
GM Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2757 14
GM Duda, J.K. POL 2738 19
GM Rapport, Richard HUN 2731 23
GM Shankland, Sam USA 2725 27
GM Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS 2724 28
GM Vidit, S.G. IND 2695 45
GM Van Foreest, Jorden NED 2612 192

Average rating: 2753 (FIDE rankings and Elo as of January 1, 2019)

Challengers group

Title Name FED Born Elo
GM Anton Korobov UKR 1985 2699
GM Vladislav Kovalev BLR 1994 2687
GM P. Maghsoodloo  IRI 2000 2679
GM Evgeny Bareev CAN 1966 2650
GM Erwin l'Ami NED 1985 2643
GM Benjamin Gledura HUN 1999 2615
GM Maksim Chigaev RUS 1996 2604
GM Andrei Esipenko RUS 2002 2584
GM R Praggnananndhaa  IND 2005 2539
MI Vincent Keymer GER 2004 2500
GM Lucas van Foreest NED 2001 2502
MI/WGM Elisabeth Pähtz GER 1985 2477
MI/WGM Dinara Saduakassova KAZ 1996 2472
MI Stefan Kuipers NED 1990 2470

Average rating: 2582 (as of January 1, 2019)


My Career Vol. 1

The first DVD with videos from Anand's chess career reflects the very beginning of that career and goes as far as 1999. It starts with his memories of how he first learned chess and shows his first great games (including those from the 1984 WCh for juniors). The high point of his early developmental phase was the winning of the 1987 WCh for juniors. After that, things continue in quick succession: the first victories over Kasparov, WCh candidate in both the FIDE and PCA cycles and the high point of the WCh match against Kasparov in 1995.
Running time: 3:48 hours


Schedule

Day Date Round Round-up show
Saturday January 12 1 IM Merijn van Delft
Sunday January 13 2 GM Daniel King
Monday January 14 3 GM Daniel King
Tuesday January 15 4 GM Daniel King
Wednesday January 16 5 GM Daniel King
Friday January 18 6 IM Merijn van Delft
Saturday January 19 7 GM Daniel King
Sunday January 20 8 GM Yannick Pelletier
Tuesday January 22 9 GM Daniel King
Wednesday January 23 10 IM Lawrence Trent
Friday January 25 11 GM Yannick Pelletier
Saturday January 26 12 GM Yannick Pelletier
Sunday January 27 13 GM Yannick Pelletier

All rounds in Wijk aan Zee start at 13:30 CET (12:30 UTC, 7:30 EST), except the last round, which starts at 12.00. The Chess-on-Tour rounds (5 and 10 Masters-only) start at 14:00 CET.


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