Tata Steel Rd11: Carlsen beats Hou, Ding in third

by Albert Silver
1/29/2016 – Magnus Carlsen beat Hou Yifan doing what he does best: grinding an endgame until his opponent cracks. This helped him open a one point lead after Caruana failed to make the most of his edge against Mamedyarov. Ding Liren moved into clear third after beating Tomaeshevsky with black. The Challengers is wide open after Dreev leveled with Adhiban. Large illustrated report.

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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 eleven

All photos by Alina L'Ami from the official Facebook page

A view of the grandmaster events and the others (click image for high-res version)

A bird's eye view of the hall (click image for high-res version)

Round 11 Masters - Friday the 29th
Wei, Y. - Karjakin, S.
½-½
Mamedyarov, S. - Caruana, F.
½-½
Van Wely, L. - Navara, D.
½-½
Tomashevsky, E. - Ding, L.
0-1
Eljanov, P. - So, W.
½-½
Carlsen, M. - Hou, Y.
1-0
Adams, M. - Giri, A.
½-½
Round 11 Challengers - Friday the 29th
Safarli, E. - van Foreest, J.
1-0
Nisipeanu, L. - Baskaran, A.
½-½
Batsiashvili, N. - l'Ami, E.
½-½
Sevian, S. - Dreev, A.
0-1
Abasov, N. - Antipov, M.
½-½
Admiraal, M. - Haast, A.
1-0
Bok, B. - Ju, W.
1-0

Masters

Let the games begin!

The top-most board between the world no.1 male against the world no.1 female was a clash many looked forward to. Even the great Judit Polgar had serious difficulties against Kasparov and Kramnik. Would Hou Yifan do any better?

The two greatest players of their generation: does it get any more worthy of a photo than that?

The short answer is 'sort of'. While she certainly held her own during the game, she eventually cracked where so many others have... in the endgame. She wasn't really outplayed though, and while Magnus certainly did his best to try to get her to make a concession or three, none came. That is until the very end.

It was a fascinating game, and showed that in spite of the disaster at the end, she could hold her own

Magnus Carlsen vs Hou Yifan

[Event "78th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2016.01.29"] [Round "11"] [White "Carlsen, M."] [Black "Hou Yifan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2844"] [BlackElo "2673"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "8/1p1k4/p1p2q1p/2Pp1p2/P4P2/1P4QP/1KP5/8 w - - 0 44"] [PlyCount "21"] [EventDate "2016.01.15"] 44. Qc3 Qxc3+ 45. Kxc3 h5 $4 (45... a5 46. b4 h5 {and all the roads lead to draw.}) 46. Kb4 $1 {and now Black is lost.} Kc8 47. Ka5 Kc7 48. h4 Kb8 49. Kb6 Kc8 50. b4 Kb8 51. b5 cxb5 52. axb5 axb5 53. Kxb5 Kc7 54. c3 1-0

Wesley So is tied for 4th-6th with 6.0/11

Fabiano Caruana was unable to keep pace, and despite obtaining excellent
chances against Mamedyarov, nothing came of them

Ding Liren's win over Evgeny Tomashevsky pushed him to sole third with 6.5/11. Note that
he has yet to play Magnus Carlsen. Expect sparks to fly.

Michael Adams missed a golden opportunity against Anish Giri, when the Dutchman got feisty

Michael Adams - Anish Giri

[Event "78th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2016.01.29"] [Round "11"] [White "Adams, Mi"] [Black "Giri, A."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B31"] [WhiteElo "2744"] [BlackElo "2798"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2016.01.15"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. O-O Bg7 6. Re1 Nh6 7. c3 O-O 8. h3 f5 9. e5 Nf7 10. d3 Ba6 11. c4 d6 12. e6 Ne5 13. Nc3 Rb8 14. Nxe5 Bxe5 15. Na4 Qc7 16. Bh6 Rf6 17. Rxe5 dxe5 18. Nxc5 Bc8 19. d4 g5 20. Bxg5 Rg6 21. Qh5 Qd6 22. Re1 Qxd4 23. Be3 $4 (23. Rd1 $1 {was winning.} Qxc5 24. Rd8+ Kg7 25. Bh6+ Kf6 (25... Rxh6 26. Qf7#) 26. Be3 Qxc4 27. Qxh7 Bxe6 28. Qh8+ Rg7 29. Bh6 $1 {and the threat of Qxg7 is so strong that Black must start dumping material before his ship sinks.}) 23... Qxc4 24. b3 Qb4 25. Rd1 Bxe6 26. Nxe6 Rxe6 27. Qxf5 Rd6 28. Rc1 Qa5 29. Rc4 Rg6 30. Rg4 Rxg4 31. Qxg4+ Kh8 32. Qe6 Re8 33. Qxc6 Rd8 34. a4 Qd5 35. Qxd5 Rxd5 36. Bxa7 Rd1+ 37. Kh2 Rb1 38. Bc5 Rxb3 39. Bxe7 Rb2 40. Bf6+ Kg8 41. Bxe5 Rxf2 42. a5 1/2-1/2

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Replay round eleven Masters games (with times per moves)

[Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Masters"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.29"] [Round "11"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Hou, Yifan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2844"] [BlackElo "2673"] [PlyCount "107"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 {(46s)} e5 {(0s)} 2. Nf3 {(10s)} Nf6 {(8s)} 3. Nxe5 {(76s)} d6 {(4s)} 4. Nf3 {(5s)} Nxe4 {(5s)} 5. Nc3 {(49s)} Nxc3 {(13s)} 6. dxc3 {(3s)} Be7 {(11s)} 7. Be3 {(13s)} Nc6 {(30s)} 8. Qd2 {(8s)} Be6 {(10s)} 9. O-O-O {(8s)} Qd7 {(5s)} 10. b3 {(93s)} Bf6 {(495s)} 11. h3 {(135s)} O-O-O {(539s)} 12. g4 {(56s)} h6 {(30s)} 13. Bg2 {(100s)} Kb8 {(411s)} 14. Rhe1 {(123s)} Rhe8 {(579s)} 15. Kb2 {(1221s)} a6 {(295s)} 16. Re2 {(744s)} Qe7 {(1222s)} 17. Rde1 {(466s)} Qf8 {(245s)} 18. Nd4 {(728s)} Nxd4 {( 257s)} 19. Bxd4 {(26s)} Bxd4 {(34s)} 20. Qxd4 {(17s)} Bd7 {(34s)} 21. f4 {(126s)} Rxe2 {(605s)} 22. Rxe2 {(2s)} Re8 {(11s)} 23. Rxe8+ {(36s)} Bxe8 {(6s)} 24. Qb4 {(24s)} c6 {(21s)} 25. Bf1 {(144s)} Kc8 {(180s)} 26. g5 {(366s)} Qe7 {(456s)} 27. gxh6 {(77s)} gxh6 {(6s)} 28. Qd4 {(12s)} f6 {(282s)} 29. Qa7 {(96s)} Bd7 {(162s)} 30. a4 {(221s)} Qd8 {(356s)} 31. Qg1 {(58s)} Qe7 {(88s)} 32. Qg6 {( 383s)} Qe1 {(187s)} 33. Bd3 {(44s)} Qh4 {(9s)} 34. Bf5 {(210s)} Bxf5 {(14s)} 35. Qxf5+ {(9s)} Kb8 {( 36s)} 36. c4 {(137s)} Kc7 {(56s)} 37. Qa5+ {(101s)} Kc8 {(23s)} 38. Qd2 {(18s)} Kd7 {(277s)} 39. c5 {(146s)} d5 {(6s)} 40. Qe3 {(0s)} Qh5 {(0s)} 41. Qg3 {(772s)} Qf7 {(662s)} 42. Qg4+ {(704s)} f5 {(417 s)} 43. Qg3 {(59s)} Qf6+ {(169s)} 44. Qc3 {(223s)} Qxc3+ {(590s)} 45. Kxc3 {(4s)} h5 {(5s)} 46. Kb4 {(81s)} Kc8 {(668s)} 47. Ka5 {(94s)} Kc7 {(5s)} 48. h4 {(250s)} Kb8 {(444s)} 49. Kb6 {(22s)} Kc8 {(5s)} 50. b4 {(9s)} Kb8 {(6s)} 51. b5 {(12s)} cxb5 {(14s)} 52. axb5 {(5s)} axb5 {(9s)} 53. Kxb5 {(9s)} Kc7 {(27s)} 54. c3 {(5s)} 1-0 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Masters"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.29"] [Round "11"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B22"] [WhiteElo "2747"] [BlackElo "2787"] [PlyCount "99"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 {(0s)} c5 {(73s)} 2. c3 {(6s)} Nf6 {(92s)} 3. e5 {(6s)} Nd5 {(3s)} 4. Nf3 {(13s)} e6 {(76s)} 5. d4 {(36s)} cxd4 {(16s)} 6. cxd4 {(44s)} d6 {(8s)} 7. Bd3 {(78s)} dxe5 {(545s)} 8. dxe5 {(283s)} Nb4 {(22s)} 9. Be4 {(7s)} Qxd1+ {(71s)} 10. Kxd1 {(6s)} Nd7 {(462s)} 11. Bd2 {(96s)} a5 {(134s)} 12. a3 {(1397s)} Nc5 {(12s)} 13. axb4 {(4s)} Nxe4 {(8s)} 14. Be1 {(4s)} b6 {(789s)} 15. Nc3 {(588s)} Nxc3+ {(333s)} 16. Bxc3 {(8s)} a4 {(245s)} 17. Nd2 {(1350s)} Bb7 {(81s)} 18. f3 {(16s)} Bd5 {(229s)} 19. Kc1 {(465s)} b5 {(885s)} 20. b3 {(40s)} a3 {(126s)} 21. Kb1 {(19s)} Be7 {(256s)} 22. Ka2 {(17s)} O-O {(445s)} 23. Rac1 {(120s)} Rfc8 {(463s)} 24. Nb1 {(485s)} Bg5 {(85s)} 25. Bd2 {(98s)} Rxc1 {(118s)} 26. Rxc1 {(716s)} Bxb3+ {(23s)} 27. Kxb3 {(4s)} a2 {(5s)} 28. Na3 {(4s)} Bxd2 {(4s)} 29. Ra1 {(2s)} Bf4 {(298s)} 30. h3 {(243s)} Bxe5 {(53s)} 31. Rxa2 {(6s)} Rb8 {(11s)} 32. Rc2 {(8s)} Bd6 {(317s)} 33. Rc6 {(49s)} Be7 {(224s)} 34. Rc7 {(203s)} Bf8 {(139s)} 35. Ra7 {(5s)} g6 {(16s)} 36. Ra5 {(129 s)} Rd8 {(17s)} 37. Rxb5 {(260s)} Rd2 {(143s)} 38. Rb8 {(57s)} Kg7 {(33s)} 39. Nc4 {(82s)} Rxg2 {(4s)} 40. b5 {(0s)} Rg1 {(0s)} 41. Rxf8 {(394s)} Kxf8 {(298s)} 42. b6 {(2s)} Rg5 {(1235s)} 43. Kb4 {(233 s)} Rg1 {(423s)} 44. Nd2 {(341s)} Rd1 {(74s)} 45. b7 {(7s)} Rxd2 {(4s)} 46. b8=Q+ {(5s)} Kg7 {(43s)} 47. Qe5+ {(5s)} Kg8 {(5s)} 48. Qb8+ {(4s)} Kg7 {(5s)} 49. Qe5+ {(3s)} Kg8 {(4s)} 50. Qb8+ {(3s)} 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Masters"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.29"] [Round "11"] [White "Van Wely, Loek"] [Black "Navara, David"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A04"] [WhiteElo "2640"] [BlackElo "2730"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. Nf3 {(0s)} c5 {(0s)} 2. g3 {(125s)} Nc6 {(0s)} 3. Bg2 {(12s)} g6 {(2s)} 4. d4 {(287s)} cxd4 {(11s)} 5. Nxd4 {(3s)} Bg7 {(13s)} 6. Nb3 {(5s)} d6 {(32s)} 7. O-O {(128s)} h5 {(194s)} 8. h3 {(91s)} Be6 {( 288s)} 9. e4 {(92s)} Qd7 {(8s)} 10. Kh2 {(10s)} f5 {(409s)} 11. exf5 {(618s)} gxf5 {(10s)} 12. N1d2 {(874s)} h4 {(50s)} 13. gxh4 {(16s)} Nf6 {(460s)} 14. Nf3 {(406s)} Ne4 {(530s)} 15. Bg5 {(877s)} Bc4 {(263s)} 16. Re1 {(210s)} Bxb2 {(210s)} 17. Nbd2 {(791s)} Nc3 {(691s)} 18. Nxc4 {(10s)} Nxd1 {(10s)} 19. Raxd1 {(5s)} Bg7 {(12s)} 20. Nxd6+ {(325s)} Kf8 {(9s)} 21. Nb5 {(204s)} Qc8 {(31s)} 22. Bf4 {( 283s)} Bf6 {(492s)} 23. Nc7 {(145s)} e5 {(87s)} 24. Nxe5 {(292s)} Bxe5 {(333s)} 25. Rxe5 {(59s)} Nxe5 {(10s)} 26. Bxe5 {(4s)} Rh7 {(189s)} 27. Nxa8 {(280s)} Qxa8 {(14s)} 28. c4 {(294s)} Qc8 {(257 s)} 29. Bd6+ {(118s)} Kf7 {(128s)} 30. Bd5+ {(16s)} Kf6 {(23s)} 31. Re1 {(4s)} Qd7 {(207s)} 32. Be5+ {(144s)} Ke7 {(13s)} 33. Bf4+ {(61s)} Kd8 {(60s)} 34. Bg5+ {(79s)} Kc7 {(11s)} 35. Bf4+ {(11s)} Kd8 {(35s)} 36. Bg5+ {(34s)} Kc7 {(10s)} 37. Bf4+ {(38s)} 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Masters"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.29"] [Round "11"] [White "Eljanov, Pavel"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D92"] [WhiteElo "2760"] [BlackElo "2773"] [PlyCount "120"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. d4 {(0s)} Nf6 {(0s)} 2. c4 {(0s)} g6 {(0s)} 3. Nc3 {(36s)} d5 {(0s)} 4. Nf3 {(29s)} Bg7 {(0s)} 5. Bf4 {(6s)} O-O {(72s)} 6. Rc1 {(48s)} dxc4 {(86s)} 7. e4 {(138s)} c5 {(474s)} 8. dxc5 {(23s)} Qa5 {( 85s)} 9. Nd2 {(8s)} Be6 {(165s)} 10. Bxc4 {(25s)} Bxc4 {(43s)} 11. Nxc4 {(5s)} Qxc5 {(5s)} 12. b3 {( 76s)} Nc6 {(351s)} 13. Be3 {(491s)} Qh5 {(16s)} 14. Qxh5 {(73s)} Nxh5 {(59s)} 15. g4 {(8s)} Nf6 {( 146s)} 16. f3 {(13s)} Rfd8 {(170s)} 17. Ke2 {(276s)} Nd4+ {(414s)} 18. Kf2 {(51s)} Nc6 {(6s)} 19. a4 {(1275s)} Kf8 {(324s)} 20. h4 {(604s)} Rd3 {(201s)} 21. e5 {(218s)} Nd5 {(94s)} 22. Nxd5 {(5s)} Rxd5 {(3s)} 23. f4 {(6s)} Rad8 {(96s)} 24. Ke2 {(675s)} Ke8 {(536s)} 25. Rhe1 {(981s)} f6 {(254s)} 26. exf6 {(225s)} exf6 {(115s)} 27. Red1 {(15s)} Rxd1 {(67s)} 28. Rxd1 {(4s)} Rxd1 {(4s)} 29. Kxd1 {(6s)} Kd7 {(3s)} 30. f5 {(119s)} gxf5 {(67s)} 31. gxf5 {(4s)} b6 {(4s)} 32. Bf2 {(281s)} Ne7 {( 175s)} 33. a5 {(270s)} b5 {(1041s)} 34. Nd2 {(70s)} a6 {(54s)} 35. Ne4 {(10s)} Nxf5 {(5s)} 36. Nc5+ {(89s)} Kc6 {(5s)} 37. Nxa6 {(12s)} Bf8 {(4s)} 38. h5 {(455s)} Bd6 {(238s)} 39. b4 {(136s)} Ng7 {(5s)} 40. Bc5 {(0s)} Ne6 {(0s)} 41. Be3 {(1157s)} Kb7 {(842s)} 42. Nc5+ {(74s)} Bxc5 {(7s)} 43. bxc5 {(6 s)} Ka6 {(2s)} 44. Bd2 {(782s)} Nxc5 {(16s)} 45. Ke2 {(4s)} Ne6 {(229s)} 46. Kf3 {(15s)} f5 {(74s)} 47. Be1 {(235s)} Kb7 {(7s)} 48. Bd2 {(8s)} Kc7 {(9s)} 49. Kg3 {(244s)} Kd6 {(83s)} 50. Bb4+ {(253s)} Kd7 {(31s)} 51. Kh4 {(595s)} Nc7 {(345s)} 52. Kg5 {(6s)} Ke6 {(4s)} 53. Bc3 {(10s)} Na6 {(12s)} 54. h6 {(15s)} b4 {(14s)} 55. Ba1 {(135s)} b3 {(11s)} 56. Bb2 {(30s)} Nb4 {(135s)} 57. Ba1 {(110s)} Na6 {(80s)} 58. Bb2 {(11s)} Nc5 {(11s)} 59. Ba1 {(9s)} Ne4+ {(347s)} 60. Kf4 {(0s)} Nc5 {(0 Ke4 Ke5+s)} 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Masters"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.29"] [Round "11"] [White "Wei, Yi"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2706"] [BlackElo "2769"] [PlyCount "145"] [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 {(6s)} Nxe4 {(0s)} 5. Re1 {(6s)} Nd6 {(10s)} 6. Nxe5 {(7s)} Be7 {(7s)} 7. Bf1 {(7s)} Nxe5 {(145s)} 8. Rxe5 {(7s)} O-O {(4s)} 9. Nc3 {(20s)} Ne8 {(124s)} 10. Nd5 {(20s)} Bd6 {(4s)} 11. Re1 {(31s)} c6 {(45s)} 12. Ne3 {(9s)} Be7 {(19s)} 13. c4 {(23s)} Nc7 {(53s)} 14. d4 {(54s)} d6 {(85s)} 15. g3 {(592s)} Bf6 {(141s)} 16. Bg2 {( 215s)} g6 {(271s)} 17. Qd3 {(785s)} d5 {(828s)} 18. cxd5 {(101s)} cxd5 {(10s)} 19. b3 {(1886s)} Be6 {(163s)} 20. Bb2 {(68s)} Qd7 {(53s)} 21. Rac1 {(109s)} Rac8 {(245s)} 22. f4 {(176s)} Bg7 {(1516s)} 23. Rc2 {(433s)} Na6 {(417s)} 24. Rf2 {(246s)} Nb4 {(553s)} 25. Qd1 {(434s)} Nc6 {(252s)} 26. f5 {(332s)} gxf5 {(12s)} 27. Ref1 {(39s)} Ne7 {(29s)} 28. Ba3 {(69s)} Bh6 {(271s)} 29. Qd3 {(150s)} Rfe8 {(426s)} 30. Bxe7 {(415s)} Qxe7 {(107s)} 31. Nxf5 {(54s)} Bxf5 {(7s)} 32. Rxf5 {(5s)} Qe2 {( 172s)} 33. Qf3 {(212s)} Qxf3 {(377s)} 34. Bxf3 {(6s)} Re7 {(9s)} 35. Kg2 {(286s)} Be3 {(261s)} 36. Bxd5 {(230s)} Rcc7 {(8s)} 37. Rd1 {(22s)} Rc1 {(367s)} 38. Rxc1 {(53s)} Bxc1 {(2s)} 39. Bc4 {(29s)} Rd7 {(15s)} 40. d5 {(0s)} Ba3 {(0s)} 41. g4 {(632s)} Kg7 {(179s)} 42. Rg5+ {(145s)} Kh8 {(50s)} 43. Rh5 {(583s)} Kg7 {(159s)} 44. Bd3 {(70s)} h6 {(8s)} 45. g5 {(222s)} hxg5 {(115s)} 46. Rxg5+ {(4s)} Kh6 {(6s)} 47. Rf5 {(10s)} Kg7 {(150s)} 48. Kf3 {(18s)} Rd6 {(209s)} 49. Rg5+ {(42s)} Kh6 {(63s)} 50. Kg4 {(19s)} Bc1 {(19s)} 51. Re5 {(116s)} Bb2 {(210s)} 52. Rh5+ {(66s)} Kg7 {(2s)} 53. Rg5+ {(5 s)} Kf8 {(113s)} 54. Rh5 {(105s)} Kg7 {(26s)} 55. Kf4 {(9s)} Rf6+ {(91s)} 56. Ke3 {(20s)} Ba3 {(33s)} 57. h4 {(377s)} Bc5+ {(209s)} 58. Ke4 {(18s)} Rf2 {(14s)} 59. Ke5 {(286s)} Rd2 {(524s)} 60. Rg5+ {(0s)} Kf8 {(0s)} 61. Rg3 {(346s)} Rh2 {(321s)} 62. Rg4 {(473s)} Ke7 {(45s)} 63. a4 {(27s)} Rh3 {(183 s)} 64. Bc2 {(29s)} Bd6+ {(262s)} 65. Kf5 {(91s)} Rf3+ {(14s)} 66. Kg5 {(8s)} Be5 {(228s)} 67. Rb4 {(210s)} b6 {(35s)} 68. h5 {(52s)} Rh3 {(122s)} 69. Rc4 {(390s)} Bf6+ {(126s)} 70. Kh6 {(8s)} Be5 {(9 s)} 71. Kg5 {(118s)} Bf6+ {(3s)} 72. Kh6 {(5s)} Be5 {(5s)} 73. Kg5 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Masters"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.29"] [Round "11"] [White "Tomashevsky, Evgeny"] [Black "Ding, Liren"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D30"] [WhiteElo "2728"] [BlackElo "2766"] [PlyCount "106"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. d4 {(0s)} d5 {(0s)} 2. c4 {(0s)} e6 {(0s)} 3. Nf3 {(37s)} Nf6 {(0s)} 4. g3 {(7s)} Bb4+ {(0s)} 5. Bd2 {(8s)} Be7 {(3s)} 6. Bg2 {(49s)} O-O {(7s)} 7. O-O {(13s)} c6 {(23s)} 8. Bf4 {(136s)} Nbd7 {(40s)} 9. Nc3 {(172s)} dxc4 {(6s)} 10. e4 {(130s)} Re8 {(233s)} 11. a4 {(214s)} b6 {(92s)} 12. Qe2 {(286s)} Ba6 {(663s)} 13. Rfd1 {(201s)} Bb4 {(1359s)} 14. Ne1 {(638s)} Qc8 {(734s)} 15. Nc2 {(546s)} Bf8 {( 8s)} 16. Ne3 {(1144s)} e5 {(279s)} 17. dxe5 {(277s)} Nxe5 {(6s)} 18. Bxe5 {(74s)} Rxe5 {(5s)} 19. f4 {(5s)} Re8 {(289s)} 20. e5 {(77s)} Qe6 {(285s)} 21. Kh1 {(1554s)} Nd7 {(30s)} 22. Nc2 {(472s)} Nc5 {(130s)} 23. Nd4 {(36s)} Qc8 {(87s)} 24. Bxc6 {(92s)} Nd3 {(321s)} 25. Qf3 {(36s)} Rb8 {(28s)} 26. Rd2 {(329s)} Bb7 {(1340s)} 27. Rf1 {(162s)} Rd8 {(76s)} 28. Bxb7 {(8s)} Rxb7 {(3s)} 29. Nf5 {( 59s)} Rc7 {(187s)} 30. Ne3 {(33s)} Qe6 {(13s)} 31. Ne4 {(52s)} h6 {(171s)} 32. Rc2 {(44s)} Rcc8 {( 204s)} 33. Re2 {(19s)} a6 {(50s)} 34. g4 {(21s)} Nc5 {(52s)} 35. Nc3 {(37s)} Rd3 {(12s)} 36. Qg2 {( 19s)} Rcd8 {(46s)} 37. f5 {(66s)} Qxe5 {(14s)} 38. Nxc4 {(6s)} Qf6 {(92s)} 39. Ne5 {(33s)} R3d6 {(3s)} 40. Nf3 {(0s)} b5 {(0s)} 41. axb5 {(1104s)} axb5 {(248s)} 42. Nxb5 {(289s)} Rd1 {(203s)} 43. Nc3 {(79s)} Rxf1+ {(46s)} 44. Qxf1 {(2s)} Qc6 {(19s)} 45. Re3 {(558s)} Rb8 {(185s)} 46. Qg2 {(248s)} Qa6 {(215s)} 47. Ne4 {(304s)} Nxe4 {(459s)} 48. Rxe4 {(10s)} Rb3 {(4s)} 49. Re1 {(315s)} Qb5 {(73s)} 50. Nd4 {(358s)} Qb4 {(4s)} 51. Qe4 {(35s)} Rxb2 {(2s)} 52. f6 {(113s)} Qd6 {(209s)} 53. Qe5 {(23s)} Rb1 {(94s)} 0-1 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Masters"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.29"] [Round "11"] [White "Adams, Michael"] [Black "Giri, Anish"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B31"] [WhiteElo "2744"] [BlackElo "2798"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 {(0s)} c5 {(0s)} 2. Nf3 {(0s)} Nc6 {(0s)} 3. Bb5 {(0s)} g6 {(0s)} 4. Bxc6 {(27s)} bxc6 {(0s)} 5. O-O {(19s)} Bg7 {(0s)} 6. Re1 {(62s)} Nh6 {(0s)} 7. c3 {(102s)} O-O {(0s)} 8. h3 {(16s)} f5 {(7s)} 9. e5 {(260s)} Nf7 {(20s)} 10. d3 {(135s)} Ba6 {(72s)} 11. c4 {(460s)} d6 {(28s)} 12. e6 {(334s)} Ne5 {( 16s)} 13. Nc3 {(273s)} Rb8 {(945s)} 14. Nxe5 {(406s)} Bxe5 {(11s)} 15. Na4 {(57s)} Qc7 {(524s)} 16. Bh6 {(554s)} Rf6 {(184s)} 17. Rxe5 {(436s)} dxe5 {(8s)} 18. Nxc5 {(76s)} Bc8 {(1038s)} 19. d4 {( 119s)} g5 {(894s)} 20. Bxg5 {(1027s)} Rg6 {(14s)} 21. Qh5 {(198s)} Qd6 {(364s)} 22. Re1 {(688s)} Qxd4 {(1153s)} 23. Be3 {(491s)} Qxc4 {(60s)} 24. b3 {(216s)} Qb4 {(386s)} 25. Rd1 {(96s)} Bxe6 {( 15s)} 26. Nxe6 {(28s)} Rxe6 {(11s)} 27. Qxf5 {(8s)} Rd6 {(16s)} 28. Rc1 {(130s)} Qa5 {(294s)} 29. Rc4 {(162s)} Rg6 {(75s)} 30. Rg4 {(93s)} Rxg4 {(116s)} 31. Qxg4+ {(5s)} Kh8 {(18s)} 32. Qe6 {(194s)} Re8 {(428s)} 33. Qxc6 {(59s)} Rd8 {(58s)} 34. a4 {(64s)} Qd5 {(66s)} 35. Qxd5 {(30s)} Rxd5 {(2s)} 36. Bxa7 {(4s)} Rd1+ {(15s)} 37. Kh2 {(4s)} Rb1 {(1s)} 38. Bc5 {(46s)} Rxb3 {(10s)} 39. Bxe7 {(4s)} Rb2 {(176s)} 40. Bf6+ {(0s)} Kg8 {(0s)} 41. Bxe5 {(318s)} Rxf2 {(36s)} 42. a5 {(137s)} 1/2-1/2

Standings Masters

In spite of losing to Eltaj Safarli, one cannot fault Jorden van Foreest's will to win as he has
only played two draws in eleven games.

Mind you, his passion for the game has caught on to his little sister 8-year-old Machteld
van Foreest who is also playing in one of the Amateur tournaments. Instead of having a
large open, they are holding a very large number of round-robin events.

Machteld is in one of them and has scored 4.0/7 thus far
in spite of a field that is roughly 150-200 Elo above her

Samuel Sevian is playing at around his rating, which he cannot be happy with

Tournament leader Baskaran Adhiban (right) got into big trouble in his game against Nisipeanu,
but eventually saved the ending with king plus rook against king with rook and knight

Alexey Dreev won again and is now tied with Adhiban for first. The last two rounds will be tense!

Ju Wenjun in good spirits against Benjamin Bok

Anne Haast has had a tough event, but scored a couple of excellent wins

Replay round eleven Challengers games (with times per moves)

[Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Challengers"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.29"] [Round "11"] [White "Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter"] [Black "Baskaran, Adhiban"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B50"] [WhiteElo "2679"] [BlackElo "2653"] [PlyCount "221"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 {(0s)} c5 {(0s)} 2. Nf3 {(0s)} d6 {(0s)} 3. c3 {(0s)} Nf6 {(4s)} 4. Be2 {(0s)} Bg4 {(51s)} 5. O-O {(30s)} e6 {(22s)} 6. h3 {(62s)} Bh5 {(3s)} 7. d4 {(7s)} Nxe4 {(578s)} 8. d5 {(7s)} Nd7 {(3s)} 9. dxe6 {(6s)} fxe6 {(12s)} 10. Nfd2 {(4s)} Bxe2 {(130s)} 11. Qxe2 {(6s)} Nxd2 {(6s)} 12. Nxd2 {(173s)} Qf6 {(345s)} 13. Ne4 {(368s)} Qg6 {(6s)} 14. Rd1 {(730s)} d5 {(484s)} 15. Ng5 {(82s)} O-O-O {(63s)} 16. Qxe6 {(31s)} Qxe6 {(48s)} 17. Nxe6 {(5s)} Re8 {(3s)} 18. Nf4 {(176s)} Nb6 {(557s)} 19. a4 {(151s)} a5 {(245s)} 20. Be3 {(161s)} Re5 {(775s)} 21. Nd3 {(200s)} Re4 {(87s)} 22. Bxc5 {(16s)} Bxc5 {(19s)} 23. Nxc5 {(4s)} Rc4 {(19s)} 24. Ne6 {(487s)} g6 {(28s)} 25. Nd4 {(1078s)} Rxa4 {(559s)} 26. Rxa4 {(338s)} Nxa4 {(2s)} 27. Ra1 {(5s)} Nxb2 {(23s)} 28. Rxa5 {(4s)} Re8 {(404s)} 29. Rc5+ {(102s)} Kb8 {(25s)} 30. Rxd5 {(5s)} Kc7 {(103s)} 31. Rc5+ {(485s)} Kb8 {(66s)} 32. Rd5 {(246s)} Kc7 {(30s)} 33. g4 {(357s)} Na4 {(276s)} 34. Ra5 {(133s)} Nb6 {(17s)} 35. Kg2 {(16s)} Re4 {(566s)} 36. f3 {(366s)} Re1 {(1s)} 37. h4 {(25s)} Rd1 {(240s)} 38. h5 {(503s)} Kd6 {(69s)} 39. hxg6 {(267s)} hxg6 {(1s)} 40. Rg5 {(0s)} Nd5 {(0s)} 41. Rxg6+ {(238s)} Kc5 {(22s)} 42. Rg8 {(1212s)} Nxc3 {(61s)} 43. Ne6+ {(9s)} Kd6 {(654s)} 44. Nf4 {(6s)} Ke5 {(45s)} 45. Rc8 {(583s)} b5 {(522s)} 46. Rxc3 {(476s)} Kxf4 {(18s)} 47. Rb3 {(118s)} Rd2+ {(2185s)} 48. Kh3 {(8s)} Rd5 {(7s)} 49. Kh4 {(8s)} Rc5 {(105s)} 50. g5 {(278 s)} Rd5 {(486s)} 51. Rb4+ {(92s)} Kf5 {(2s)} 52. Kh5 {(103s)} Rc5 {(7s)} 53. g6 {(78s)} Kf6+ {(1s)} 54. Kh6 {(7s)} Rf5 {(37s)} 55. f4 {(552s)} Rd5 {(17s)} 56. Rb1 {(44s)} Rd8 {(132s)} 57. g7 {(83s)} Rd3 {(170s)} 58. g8=N+ {(25s)} Kf5 {(1s)} 59. Rb4 {(12s)} Re3 {(10s)} 60. Rd4 {(0s)} Re4 {(0s)} 61. Rd5+ {(497s)} Kxf4 {(189s)} 62. Rxb5 {(2s)} Re6+ {(56s)} 63. Kg7 {(5s)} Ra6 {(39s)} 64. Nf6 {(7s)} Ra1 {(12s)} 65. Kf7 {(83s)} Ra3 {(48s)} 66. Nd5+ {(58s)} Ke5 {(31s)} 67. Nb4+ {(4s)} Ke4 {(90s)} 68. Ke6 {(6s)} Rh3 {(41s)} 69. Nd5 {(26s)} Kd4 {(44s)} 70. Rb4+ {(17s)} Kc5 {(5s)} 71. Re4 {(4s)} Rh1 {( 115s)} 72. Nf6 {(25s)} Rh6 {(59s)} 73. Rg4 {(30s)} Rh1 {(51s)} 74. Nd7+ {(5s)} Kb5 {(21s)} 75. Ne5 {(34s)} Rd1 {(6s)} 76. Rg8 {(24s)} Kc5 {(39s)} 77. Rc8+ {(6s)} Kb4 {(18s)} 78. Rc7 {(102s)} Kb3 {(25s)} 79. Kf5 {(30s)} Rd4 {(33s)} 80. Nf3 {(4s)} Rd1 {(99s)} 81. Ke4 {(15s)} Kb4 {(33s)} 82. Rc8 {(103s)} Rh1 {(49s)} 83. Kd4 {(12s)} Rd1+ {(8s)} 84. Ke4 {(3s)} Rh1 {(6s)} 85. Kd5 {(2s)} Rh5+ {(117s)} 86. Kd4 {(14s)} Kb5 {(15s)} 87. Ne5 {(12s)} Rh4+ {(7s)} 88. Kd5 {(5s)} Kb4 {(8s)} 89. Nd3+ {(33s)} Kb3 {( 31s)} 90. Nc5+ {(9s)} Kb2 {(52s)} 91. Ne4 {(37s)} Rh1 {(38s)} 92. Kd4 {(16s)} Rd1+ {(34s)} 93. Ke3 {(4s)} Kb3 {(31s)} 94. Nc5+ {(71s)} Kb4 {(17s)} 95. Nd3+ {(4s)} Kb5 {(13s)} 96. Rc5+ {(51s)} Kb6 {(5s)} 97. Rc3 {(2s)} Kb5 {(58s)} 98. Kd4 {(8s)} Rh1 {(15s)} 99. Kd5 {(8s)} Rh5+ {(15s)} 100. Ne5 {(4s)} Kb4 {(19s)} 101. Rf3 {(95s)} Rg5 {(43s)} 102. Kd4 {(15s)} Rh5 {(17s)} 103. Rf4 {(37s)} Kb5 {(126s)} 104. Kd5 {(45s)} Rg5 {(32s)} 105. Rf8 {(74s)} Kb4 {(28s)} 106. Kd4 {(6s)} Kb3 {(20s)} 107. Rb8+ {( 41s)} Kc2 {(23s)} 108. Rc8+ {(4s)} Kb3 {(41s)} 109. Rc3+ {(13s)} Kb4 {(18s)} 110. Rc5 {(5s)} Rg8 {( 56s)} 111. Nd3+ {(14s)} 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Challengers"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.29"] [Round "11"] [White "Sevian, Samuel"] [Black "Dreev, Alexey"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B12"] [WhiteElo "2578"] [BlackElo "2644"] [PlyCount "144"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 {(0s)} c6 {(0s)} 2. d4 {(0s)} d5 {(0s)} 3. e5 {(3s)} Bf5 {(0s)} 4. h4 {(21s)} h6 {(239s)} 5. g4 {( 36s)} Bd7 {(9s)} 6. Be3 {(17s)} c5 {(538s)} 7. dxc5 {(69s)} Qc7 {(173s)} 8. Nc3 {(76s)} e6 {(77s)} 9. Nb5 {(4s)} Bxb5 {(110s)} 10. Bxb5+ {(12s)} Nc6 {(6s)} 11. c3 {(3s)} Qxe5 {(824s)} 12. Qa4 {(116s)} Qc7 {(415s)} 13. Nf3 {(85s)} a6 {(186s)} 14. Ne5 {(779s)} Nge7 {(160s)} 15. Bf4 {(104s)} Qc8 {(151 s)} 16. Bd3 {(12s)} g6 {(358s)} 17. h5 {(1892s)} g5 {(110s)} 18. Nxc6 {(733s)} Nxc6 {(154s)} 19. Be5 {(99s)} Rg8 {(12s)} 20. Bh7 {(86s)} Qd7 {(315s)} 21. Bd4 {(787s)} Nxd4 {(195s)} 22. Qxd7+ {( 161s)} Kxd7 {(34s)} 23. cxd4 {(49s)} Rh8 {(30s)} 24. Bc2 {(4s)} Bg7 {(111s)} 25. O-O-O {(36s)} b6 {( 117s)} 26. b4 {(68s)} Rhb8 {(308s)} 27. a3 {(121s)} Ke7 {(528s)} 28. Ba4 {(144s)} Rc8 {(180s)} 29. Kc2 {(351s)} a5 {(65s)} 30. Kb3 {(95s)} Rab8 {(81s)} 31. cxb6 {(367s)} axb4 {(184s)} 32. axb4 {(10 s)} Rxb6 {(617s)} 33. Rc1 {(10s)} Rcb8 {(60s)} 34. Rc7+ {(77s)} Kf8 {(10s)} 35. b5 {(61s)} Bxd4 {(10 s)} 36. Rhc1 {(55s)} R6b7 {(337s)} 37. f3 {(136s)} Rxc7 {(38s)} 38. Rxc7 {(7s)} Bb6 {(8s)} 39. Rc6 {(31s)} Ke7 {(88s)} 40. Kc2 {(0s)} Kf6 {(0s)} 41. Kd3 {(109s)} Ke5 {(134s)} 42. Bc2 {(113s)} Ba5 {( 512s)} 43. Ra6 {(90s)} Bb6 {(218s)} 44. Ke2 {(51s)} f5 {(696s)} 45. gxf5 {(148s)} exf5 {(67s)} 46. Ra4 {(26s)} Rc8 {(499s)} 47. Ra6 {(262s)} Rb8 {(392s)} 48. Ra4 {(16s)} Re8 {(21s)} 49. Kf1 {(71s)} Rc8 {(191s)} 50. Ra6 {(85s)} Rxc2 {(320s)} 51. Rxb6 {(14s)} Rb2 {(106s)} 52. Rxh6 {(459s)} Rxb5 {( 12s)} 53. Rg6 {(246s)} Kf4 {(31s)} 54. Kg2 {(146s)} Rb2+ {(64s)} 55. Kg1 {(121s)} Rb3 {(106s)} 56. Kg2 {(134s)} Rxf3 {(54s)} 57. h6 {(19s)} Rg3+ {(90s)} 58. Kh2 {(18s)} g4 {(19s)} 59. Re6 {(5s)} Rh3+ {(22s)} 60. Kg2 {(0s)} Kg5 {(0s)} 61. Rd6 {(10s)} Rxh6 {(159s)} 62. Rxd5 {(17s)} Re6 {(160s)} 63. Ra5 {(20s)} Kf4 {(22s)} 64. Ra2 {(16s)} Re5 {(39s)} 65. Ra4+ {(73s)} Kg5 {(11s)} 66. Ra8 {(44s)} Re2+ {(19s)} 67. Kf1 {(3s)} Rc2 {(67s)} 68. Ra5 {(84s)} g3 {(40s)} 69. Kg1 {(17s)} Kg4 {(136s)} 70. Ra4+ {(6s)} f4 {(59s)} 71. Rb4 {(10s)} Kh3 {(69s)} 72. Rxf4 {(9s)} Rc1+ {(14s)} 0-1 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Challengers"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.29"] [Round "11"] [White "Batsiashvili, Nino"] [Black "L'Ami, Erwin"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E52"] [WhiteElo "2485"] [BlackElo "2627"] [PlyCount "93"] [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 {(2s)} 4. Nf3 {(0s)} b6 {(21s)} 5. e3 {(0s)} O-O {(150s)} 6. Bd3 {(0s)} d5 {(93s)} 7. cxd5 {(240s)} exd5 {(31s)} 8. O-O {(50s)} Bb7 {(543s)} 9. Ne5 {(60s)} Bd6 {(96s)} 10. f4 {(198s)} c5 {(80s)} 11. Bd2 {(504s)} Nc6 {(134s)} 12. Ne2 {(38s)} Ne4 {(560s)} 13. Bc3 {(468s)} Ne7 {(544s)} 14. Ng3 {(298s)} Rc8 {(693s)} 15. Qe2 {(937s)} c4 {(937 s)} 16. Bxe4 {(365s)} dxe4 {(9s)} 17. Nxc4 {(18s)} Ba6 {(49s)} 18. b3 {(45s)} f5 {(79s)} 19. Rfc1 {( 393s)} Nd5 {(158s)} 20. Be1 {(773s)} g5 {(444s)} 21. fxg5 {(241s)} Qxg5 {(57s)} 22. Bf2 {(83s)} Bxg3 {(197s)} 23. Bxg3 {(406s)} Bxc4 {(476s)} 24. bxc4 {(76s)} Nxe3 {(129s)} 25. Rc3 {(65s)} Ng4 {(323s)} 26. h3 {(239s)} Nf6 {(18s)} 27. Rf1 {(36s)} Nh5 {(81s)} 28. Be5 {(170s)} Rce8 {(118s)} 29. Kh2 {(278s)} h6 {(111s)} 30. c5 {(500s)} bxc5 {(166s)} 31. Rxc5 {(3s)} Qg6 {(131s)} 32. Qc4+ {(54s)} Qe6 {(58s)} 33. Qxe6+ {(52s)} Rxe6 {(4s)} 34. g4 {(12s)} fxg4 {(54s)} 35. Rxf8+ {(9s)} Kxf8 {(4s)} 36. hxg4 {(12s)} Nf6 {(8s)} 37. Kg3 {(26s)} Kf7 {(111s)} 38. Kf4 {(79s)} e3 {(103s)} 39. Kxe3 {(97 s)} Nxg4+ {(37s)} 40. Kf4 {(0s)} h5 {(0s)} 41. Kf5 {(164s)} Ne3+ {(595s)} 42. Kg5 {(110s)} Rg6+ {(99 s)} 43. Kxh5 {(92s)} Rg1 {(99s)} 44. Bf4 {(182s)} Rh1+ {(19s)} 45. Kg5 {(13s)} Rg1+ {(6s)} 46. Kh5 {(22s)} Rh1+ {(9s)} 47. Kg5 {(6s)} 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Challengers"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.29"] [Round "11"] [White "Bok, Benjamin"] [Black "Ju, Wenjun"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E87"] [WhiteElo "2607"] [BlackElo "2548"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. d4 {(0s)} Nf6 {(0s)} 2. c4 {(0s)} g6 {(0s)} 3. Nc3 {(2s)} Bg7 {(1s)} 4. e4 {(7s)} d6 {(3s)} 5. f3 {( 10s)} O-O {(19s)} 6. Be3 {(10s)} e5 {(52s)} 7. d5 {(444s)} Nh5 {(118s)} 8. Qd2 {(433s)} f5 {(16s)} 9. O-O-O {(489s)} Nd7 {(157s)} 10. Bd3 {(387s)} Ndf6 {(1041s)} 11. Nge2 {(681s)} fxe4 {(1481s)} 12. Nxe4 {(6s)} Nxe4 {(5s)} 13. Bxe4 {(71s)} a6 {(301s)} 14. Ng3 {(123s)} Nf4 {(200s)} 15. h4 {(194s)} Bf5 {(240s)} 16. Bxf5 {(121s)} gxf5 {(3s)} 17. Bxf4 {(12s)} exf4 {(3s)} 18. Nh5 {(49s)} Be5 {(65s)} 19. Nxf4 {(55s)} Qd7 {(28s)} 20. Ne6 {(18s)} Rf7 {(145s)} 21. Kb1 {(230s)} b5 {(108s)} 22. c5 {( 170s)} dxc5 {(52s)} 23. Nxc5 {(134s)} Qd6 {(12s)} 24. Qc2 {(858s)} a5 {(328s)} 25. Ne6 {(747s)} a4 {(47s)} 26. f4 {(99s)} Bxf4 {(84s)} 27. Rhf1 {(83s)} Be5 {(156s)} 28. Rxf5 {(14s)} Rxf5 {(126s)} 29. Qxf5 {(5s)} a3 {(16s)} 30. b3 {(683s)} Bb2 {(507s)} 31. Rf1 {(42s)} Qe7 {(240s)} 32. g4 {(139s)} Re8 {(46s)} 33. g5 {(107s)} Kh8 {(66s)} 34. h5 {(271s)} Rg8 {(226s)} 35. g6 {(108s)} hxg6 {(235s)} 36. hxg6 {(4s)} Qh4 {(3s)} 37. Qf3 {(66s)} 1-0 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Challengers"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.29"] [Round "11"] [White "Safarli, Eltaj"] [Black "Van Foreest, Jorden"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C16"] [WhiteElo "2653"] [BlackElo "2541"] [PlyCount "123"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. e4 {(0s)} e6 {(0s)} 2. d4 {(0s)} d5 {(0s)} 3. Nc3 {(99s)} Bb4 {(0s)} 4. e5 {(47s)} Ne7 {(0s)} 5. a3 {(100s)} Bxc3+ {(6s)} 6. bxc3 {(3s)} b6 {(6s)} 7. Qg4 {(250s)} Ng6 {(58s)} 8. h4 {(356s)} h5 {(25s)} 9. Qg3 {(14s)} Ba6 {(16s)} 10. Bxa6 {(59s)} Nxa6 {(6s)} 11. Qd3 {(27s)} Nb8 {(20s)} 12. Bg5 {(120s)} Qd7 {(55s)} 13. Ne2 {(93s)} Nc6 {(246s)} 14. Qf3 {(321s)} Nge7 {(286s)} 15. Nf4 {(76s)} g6 {(133s)} 16. Nh3 {(27s)} Ng8 {(951s)} 17. O-O {(505s)} Na5 {(22s)} 18. a4 {(431s)} Nc4 {(144s)} 19. Rfd1 {( 581s)} a5 {(354s)} 20. Qf4 {(124s)} Nb2 {(327s)} 21. Re1 {(318s)} Nc4 {(571s)} 22. Ra2 {(153s)} Rb8 {(239s)} 23. f3 {(258s)} Rh7 {(615s)} 24. g4 {(56s)} b5 {(50s)} 25. axb5 {(193s)} Rxb5 {(33s)} 26. Qg3 {(94s)} c5 {(284s)} 27. gxh5 {(619s)} Rxh5 {(215s)} 28. Nf4 {(57s)} Rh8 {(154s)} 29. h5 {(452s)} gxh5 {(220s)} 30. Kf2 {(577s)} cxd4 {(162s)} 31. cxd4 {(51s)} Qa7 {(143s)} 32. c3 {(13s)} Ne7 {( 107s)} 33. Qh3 {(251s)} h4 {(282s)} 34. Bf6 {(63s)} Rg8 {(7s)} 35. Qxh4 {(39s)} Rb3 {(12s)} 36. Ne2 {(258s)} Nf5 {(874s)} 37. Qh7 {(10s)} Rf8 {(1s)} 38. Rg1 {(58s)} Kd7 {(6s)} 39. Rg5 {(270s)} Qb6 {( 176s)} 40. Rxf5 {(0s)} exf5 {(0s)} 41. Qxf5+ {(753s)} Qe6 {(68s)} 42. Qh7 {(12s)} Qb6 {(507s)} 43. Qg7 {(576s)} Ke8 {(83s)} 44. Ra1 {(361s)} Qb8 {(808s)} 45. Rh1 {(177s)} Kd7 {(1s)} 46. e6+ {(131s)} Kc6 {(493s)} 47. Be5 {(614s)} Nxe5 {(303s)} 48. dxe5 {(4s)} Rb2 {(8s)} 49. exf7 {(532s)} Qa7+ {( 136s)} 50. Kg3 {(1s)} Qxf7 {(490s)} 51. Nd4+ {(10s)} Kb7 {(3s)} 52. Qxf7+ {(113s)} Rxf7 {(2s)} 53. e6 {(8s)} Rf8 {(206s)} 54. f4 {(100s)} a4 {(147s)} 55. Ra1 {(55s)} Ra8 {(113s)} 56. f5 {(71s)} Kc7 {( 107s)} 57. f6 {(3s)} Kd6 {(47s)} 58. Re1 {(25s)} Rbb8 {(316s)} 59. Nf5+ {(43s)} Kc6 {(4s)} 60. e7 {( 0s)} Kd7 {(0s)} 61. f7 {(230s)} a3 {(98s)} 62. Ng7 {(67s)} 1-0 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Challengers"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.29"] [Round "11"] [White "Abasov, Nijat"] [Black "Antipov, Mikhail Al"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A46"] [WhiteElo "2556"] [BlackElo "2567"] [PlyCount "94"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. d4 {(0s)} Nf6 {(0s)} 2. Nf3 {(0s)} e6 {(0s)} 3. g3 {(0s)} c5 {(60s)} 4. Bg2 {(0s)} Nc6 {(115s)} 5. O-O {(0s)} cxd4 {(341s)} 6. Nxd4 {(7s)} Bc5 {(4s)} 7. Nb3 {(244s)} Be7 {(8s)} 8. c4 {(924s)} h5 {( 1320s)} 9. Bg5 {(865s)} Ng4 {(97s)} 10. Bxe7 {(66s)} Qxe7 {(6s)} 11. h3 {(165s)} Nge5 {(171s)} 12. Na3 {(33s)} O-O {(991s)} 13. Rc1 {(1259s)} Rd8 {(717s)} 14. e3 {(826s)} h4 {(233s)} 15. f4 {(6s)} Ng6 {(7s)} 16. g4 {(5s)} d5 {(573s)} 17. cxd5 {(21s)} Nb4 {(82s)} 18. Nb5 {(536s)} Nxd5 {(106s)} 19. Qe1 {(132s)} Bd7 {(507s)} 20. Nc7 {(90s)} Nxc7 {(5s)} 21. Rxc7 {(4s)} Qd6 {(44s)} 22. Rc3 {(270s)} Rac8 {(193s)} 23. Rf2 {(418s)} Rxc3 {(64s)} 24. Qxc3 {(6s)} Bc6 {(153s)} 25. Bxc6 {(222s)} bxc6 {( 6s)} 26. Rd2 {(4s)} Qc7 {(17s)} 27. Rxd8+ {(71s)} Qxd8 {(1s)} 28. Qxc6 {(105s)} Ne7 {(69s)} 29. Qc2 {(65s)} Nd5 {(4s)} 30. Kf2 {(4s)} g5 {(53s)} 31. Qd2 {(90s)} Qc7 {(108s)} 32. Kf3 {(10s)} Qc4 {(99s)} 33. Qe2 {(138s)} Qc7 {(33s)} 34. Qd2 {(16s)} gxf4 {(303s)} 35. exf4 {(17s)} Qc4 {(3s)} 36. f5 {(5s)} Kh7 {(150s)} 37. fxe6 {(77s)} fxe6 {(6s)} 38. Nd4 {(56s)} Qf1+ {(19s)} 39. Ke4 {(6s)} Qf6 {(417s)} 40. g5 {(0s)} Qf7 {(0s)} 41. Ke5 {(1061s)} Ne7 {(177s)} 42. b3 {(255s)} Ng6+ {(77s)} 43. Ke4 {(6s)} Qf1 {(874s)} 44. Qe2 {(1333s)} Qh1+ {(923s)} 45. Qf3 {(25s)} Qb1+ {(50s)} 46. Ke3 {(21s)} Qg1+ {( 53s)} 47. Ke4 {(12s)} Qb1+ {(39s)} 1/2-1/2 [Event "78th Tata Steel Chess Challengers"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2016.01.29"] [Round "11"] [White "Admiraal, Miguoel"] [Black "Haast, Anne"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C54"] [WhiteElo "2441"] [BlackElo "2391"] [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. Bc4 {(0s)} Bc5 {(26s)} 4. c3 {(0s)} Nf6 {(24s)} 5. d4 {(0s)} exd4 {(50s)} 6. cxd4 {(0s)} Bb4+ {(39s)} 7. Nbd2 {(8s)} d5 {(688s)} 8. exd5 {(5s)} Nxd5 {( 20s)} 9. O-O {(6s)} O-O {(96s)} 10. a3 {(5s)} Be7 {(219s)} 11. Re1 {(5s)} Bg4 {(222s)} 12. h3 {(47s)} Bh5 {(81s)} 13. Ba2 {(56s)} Nf6 {(1474s)} 14. Qb3 {(439s)} Na5 {(156s)} 15. Qc3 {(857s)} Nc6 {(315 s)} 16. b4 {(240s)} a5 {(632s)} 17. b5 {(26s)} Na7 {(82s)} 18. Qxa5 {(281s)} Qd7 {(154s)} 19. Rb1 {( 645s)} c6 {(633s)} 20. bxc6 {(225s)} Nxc6 {(20s)} 21. Qc3 {(78s)} Bg6 {(103s)} 22. Rb6 {(916s)} Bd8 {(184s)} 23. Rb5 {(49s)} Ba5 {(404s)} 24. Qb2 {(103s)} Rfe8 {(518s)} 25. Rxe8+ {(75s)} Rxe8 {(8s)} 26. Rxb7 {(799s)} Qc8 {(1s)} 27. Nc4 {(277s)} Bc7 {(139s)} 28. Be3 {(182s)} Be4 {(39s)} 29. Ncd2 {(287s)} Nxd4 {(159s)} 30. Nxe4 {(19s)} Nxf3+ {(26s)} 31. gxf3 {(5s)} Nxe4 {(11s)} 32. Rxc7 {(728s)} Qxc7 {(74s)} 33. fxe4 {(8s)} Rxe4 {(47s)} 34. Bd5 {(110s)} Re8 {(153s)} 35. Qb7 {(73s)} Qxb7 {(148 s)} 36. Bxb7 {(5s)} Rb8 {(10s)} 37. Bc6 {(7s)} Rb1+ {(65s)} 38. Kg2 {(5s)} Ra1 {(18s)} 39. a4 {(5s)} h5 {(48s)} 40. Bb6 {(0s)} g5 {(0s)} 41. a5 {(23s)} 1-0

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
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.
½-½
Caruana, F. - Ding, L.
1-0
Wei, Y. - So, W.
½-½
Mamedyarov, S. - Hou, Y.
1-0
Van Wely, L. - Giri, A.
0-1
Tomashevsky, E. - Adams, M.
½-½
Eljanov, P. - Carlsen, M.
0-1
Round 8 - Sunday the 24th
Karjakin, S. - Carlsen, M.
½-½
Adams, M. - Eljanov, P.
½-½
Giri, A. - Tomashevsky, E.
½-½
Hou, Y. - Van Wely, L.
0-1
So, W. - Mamedyarov, S.
½-½
Ding, L. - Wei, Y.
½-½
Navara, D. - Caruana, F.
1-0
Round 9 - Tuesday the 26th
Caruana, F. - Karjakin, S.
½-½
Wei, Y. - Navara, D.
1-0
Mamedyarov, S. - Ding, L.
½-½
Van Wely, L. - So, W.
½-½
Tomashevsky, E. - Hou, Y.
½-½
Eljanov, P. - Giri, A.
½-½
Carlsen, M. - Adams, M.
1-0
Round 10 - Wednesday the 27th
Karjakin, S. - Adams, M.
0-1
Giri, A. - Carlsen, M.
½-½
Hou, Y. - Eljanov, P.
0-1
So, W. - Tomashevsky, E.
½-½
Ding, L. - Van Wely, L.
½-½
Navara, D. - Mamedyarov, S.
½-½
Caruana, F. - Wei, Y.
1-0
Round 11 - Friday the 29th
Wei, Y. - Karjakin, S.
½-½
Mamedyarov, S. - Caruana, F.
½-½
Van Wely, L. - Navara, D.
½-½
Tomashevsky, E. - Ding, L.
0-1
Eljanov, P. - So, W.
½-½
Carlsen, M. - Hou, Y.
1-0
Adams, M. - Giri, A.
½-½
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.
0-1
Baskaran, A. - Dreev, A.
1-0
Safarli, E. - Antipov, M.
1-0
Nisipeanu, L. - Haast, A.
0-1
Batsiashvili, N. - Ju, W.
½-½
Sevian, S. - Bok, B.
½-½
Abasov, N. - Admiraal, M.
½-½
Round 8 - Sunday the 24th
van Foreest, J. - Admiraal, M.
½-½
Bok, B. - Abasov, N.
½-½
Ju, W. - Sevian, S.
0-1
Haast, A. - Batsiashvili, N.
1-0
Antipov, M. - Nisipeanu, L.
½-½
Dreev, A. - Safarli, E.
½-½
l'Ami, E. - Baskaran, A.
½-½
Round 9 - Tuesday the 26th
Baskaran, A. - van Foreest, J.
0-1
Safarli, E. - l'Ami, E.
½-½
Nisipeanu, L. - Dreev, A.
½-½
Batsiashvili, N. - Antipov, M.
0-1
Sevian, S. - Haast, A.
1-0
Abasov, N. - Ju, W.
1-0
Admiraal, M. - Bok, B.
½-½
Round 10 - Wednesday the 27th
van Foreest, J. - Bok, B.
1-0
Ju, W. - Admiraal, M.
1-0
Haast, A. - Abasov, N.
0-1
Antipov, M. - Sevian, S.
0-1
Dreev, A. - Batsiashvili, N.
1-0
l'Ami, E. - Nisipeanu, L.
½-½
Baskaran, A. - Safarli, E.
1-0
Round 11 - Friday the 29th
Safarli, E. - van Foreest, J.
1-0
Nisipeanu, L. - Baskaran, A.
½-½
Batsiashvili, N. - l'Ami, E.
½-½
Sevian, S. - Dreev, A.
0-1
Abasov, N. - Antipov, M.
½-½
Admiraal, M. - Haast, A.
1-0
Bok, B. - Ju, W.
1-0
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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