Tata Steel Chess 2020: Round 13

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1/26/2020 – The 82nd edition of the chess festival in Wijk aan Zee takes place from January 11-26. By beating the previously undefeated Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Fabiano Caruana scored his third straight win to secure first place at the Masters with a round the spare. Starting with his victory over Daniil Dubov last Saturday, Caruana showed why he has maintained his second place in the ratings list for so long. The final round starts an hour and a half earlier, at 11:00 UTC (12:00 CET / 6:00 AM EST) with live games and commentary by GM Peter Leko and IM Sopiko Guramishvili | Photo: Alina l'Ami / TataSteelChess.com

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Round 13

Fabiano Caruana's 9 out of 12 performance in Wijk aan Zee has gained him 15.8 rating points, leaving him on a superlative 2837.8 — a live rating that has only ever been surpassed by Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov and Caruana's own 2851.3 from 2014. The American has consolidated himself at the top, and getting his first-ever triumph in Wijk aan Zee only confirms his status as a historic figure in the chess world.

The American scored six wins and six draws to go into the last day of action one and a half points ahead of Magnus Carlsen. After a steady start, he scored five wins from rounds seven to twelve, including a lucky break in round eight, when he won from a largely inferior position against Vishy Anand. His latest victim was Jan-Krzysztof Duda, who was already on the back foot out of the opening..

Round-by-round news and analysis on Tata Steel Chess 2020

Live games and commentary

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


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Current results & standings (Masters)


Current results & standings (Challengers)


Players in the Masters

  Name Fed. Rating Rank
GM Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 1
GM Caruana, Fabiano USA 2822 2
GM Giri, Anish NED 2768 9
GM So, Wesley USA 2765 10
GM Anand, Viswanathan IND 2758 14
GM Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2758 15
GM Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2747 19
GM Artemiev, Vladislav RUS 2731 23
GM Yu, Yangyi CHN 2726 25
GM Firouzja, Alireza FID 2723 27
GM Xiong, Jeffery USA 2712 33
GM Dubov, Daniil RUS 2683 53
GM Kovalev, Vladislav BLR 2660 82
GM Van Foreest, Jorden NED 2644 110

Elo avg: 2741
Category: 20
FIDE ratings from January 2020

Players in the Challengers

  Name Country Rating
GM Anton Guijarro, David ESP 2694
GM Grandelius, Nils SWE 2673
GM Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2659
GM Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2650
GM Ganguly, Surya Shekhar IND 2636
GM Abdusattorov, Nodirbek UZB 2635
GM Nihal Sarin IND 2618
GM L'Ami, Erwin NED 2606
GM Smirnov, Anton AUS 2604
GM Smeets, Jan NED 2585
IM Keymer, Vincent GER 2527
GM Van Foreest, Lucas NED 2523
IM Saduakassova, Dinara KAZ 2519
IM Warmerdam, Max NED 2498

Elo avg: 2602
Category: 15
FIDE ratings from January 2020


The 82nd edition of the Tata Steel chess tournament will take place in Wijk aan Zee from January 10th to 26th, 2020. The 5th round on January 16th will be held at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven. Entry to all rounds of the Tata Steel chess tournament is free of charge. The games can also be followed online at Live.ChessBase.com or the official website

Rest days in the Masters and Challengers are on January 15th, 20th and 23rd. Rounds start at 12:30 UTC (13:30 CET / 7:30 AM EST), except January 16th in Eindhoven when it starts 30 minutes later.

Round-up show schedule

Date Round Author
Jan 11 1 Lawrence Trent
Jan 12 2 Daniel King
Jan 13 3 Yannick Pelletier
Jan 14 4 Daniel King
Jan 15 Rest day  
Jan 16 5 Daniel King
Jan 17 6 Lawrence Trent
Jan 18 7 Lawrence Trent
Jan 19 8 Yannick Pelletier
Jan 20 Rest day  
Jan 21 9 Yannick Pelletier
Jan 22 10 Daniel King
Jan 23 Rest day  
Jan 24 11 Yannick Pelletier
Jan 25 12 Yannick Pelletier
Jan 26 13 Daniel King

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