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OTB Classical Chess is back Wijk aan Zee (Tata Steel Chess)

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    13 Rounds of Round Robin Chess, Classical time controls, first round starts today. So far Esipenko and Duda have drawn, Magnus has beaten Alireza with White. The rest of the games have reached the first time control and continue.

    Alireza ran into time trouble and blundered against Magnus's King Side attack, allowing a forced mate and resigning.

    https://en.chessbase.com/post/tata-steel-chess-2021-live

    Name Country Rating Ranking
    Magnus Carlsen Norway 2862 1
    Fabiano Caruana United States 2823 2
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave France 2784 5
    Anish Giri Netherlands 2764 11
    Alireza Firouzja FIDE 2749 18
    Jan-Krzysztof Duda Poland 2743 19
    Pentala Hariskrishna India 2732 22
    Radoslaw Wojtaszek Poland 2705 37
    Andrey Esipenko Russia 2686 49
    David Anton Guijarro Spain 2675 60
    Jorden van Foreest Netherlands 2671 66
    Alexander Donchenko Germany 2668 71
    Nils Grandelius Sweden 2657 77
    Aryan Tari Norway 2618 184


Comments

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    Current situation on Day 1, Harikrishna and MVL just agreed a draw.

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    Live coverage with commentary available kere:



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    A few more results coming in:

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    Further results coming in, looks like Anish will win, and Fabiano draw in the remaining 2 games:

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    Anish converts, only Fabiano and Van Foreest still playing to what looks like a draw.


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    Final Scores from Day 1 of Wijk aan Zee

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    Round 3 just completing, looks like draws across the board. There were winning chances in a couple of the draws, notably Grandelius and Alireza who got into time trouble along with their opponents and didn't find the winning moves.

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    Add half a point to yesterday's standings and that will be our standings after Rd 3 in all likelyhood.

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    Nils Grandelius the only winner in Rd 5, goes into a solo 0.5 point lead with that fabulous victory over MVL after MVL took the poisoned pawn in the Najdorf. All other games were drawn, standings below.

    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd2 Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. f5 Be7 11. fxe6 Bxe6 12. Nxe6 fxe6 13. Bc4 Nbd7 14. Bxe6 Nc5 15. Bb3 Rc8 16. O-O Nxb3 17. Rxb3 Qc5+ 18. Be3 Qc4 19. Rf4 Qe6 20. Rxb7 O-O 21. h3 Rb8 22. Ra7 Ra8 23. Rxa8 Rxa8 24. Nd5 Rb8 25. c4 Bd8 26. Qf2 Nd7 27. Bd4 Bg5 28. Rf5 Bh6 29. Kh2 Rc8 30. Qg3 g6 31. Qh4 Bf8 32. Rf6 Qe8 33. Rxf8+ Qxf8 34. Ne7+ Kf7 35. Nxc8 1-0

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    Live coverage of today's matches available here:

    Tata Steel Round 6 with WIM Steil-Antoni and GM Naroditsky
    Tata Steel Round 6 with Tania Sachdev and GM Peter Leko

    Chessbase of the games in progress


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    Esipenko demolishes World Champion Magnus Carlsen with the white pieces, Magnus completely missed Nxc6 and his fate was pretty much sealed at that point, Esipenko will now end the day top or 0.5pt behind after the rest of the games play out.

    [Event "83rd Tata Steel Masters 2021"]
    [Site "Wijk aan Zee"]
    [Date "2021.01.24"]
    [Round "8.1"]
    [White "Esipenko,Andrey"]
    [Black "Carlsen,Magnus"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [WhiteElo "2677"]
    [BlackElo "2862"]
    [PlyCount "75"]

    1. e4
    {[%emt 0:0:0]}
    1... c5
    {[%emt 0:0:0]}
    2. Nf3
    {[%emt 0:0:0]}
    2... d6
    {[%emt 0:0:0]}
    3. d4
    {[%emt 0:0:3]}
    3... cxd4
    {[%emt 0:0:0]}
    4. Nxd4
    {[%emt 0:0:3]}
    4... Nf6
    {[%emt 0:0:4]}
    5. Nc3
    {[%emt 0:0:6]}
    5... a6
    {[%emt 0:0:52]}
    6. Be2
    {[%emt 0:1:11]}
    6... e6
    {[%emt 0:2:34]}
    7. Be3
    {[%emt 0:0:6]7.f4 is becoming the main line.}
    7... Be7
    {[%emt 0:0:52]}
    8. g4
    {[%emt 0:0:52]}
    8... b5
    {[%emt 0:11:45]}
    9. g5
    {[%emt 0:0:6]}
    9... Nfd7
    {[%emt 0:0:8]}
    10. a3
    {[%emt 0:0:3]}
    10... Bxg5
    {[%emt 0:7:7]}
    11. Qd2
    {[%emt 0:0:4]}
    11... Bxe3
    {[%emt 0:0:57]}
    12. Qxe3
    {[%emt 0:0:4][#]}
    12... Qh4
    {[%emt 0:2:49]}
    ({ Black should try} 12... Qe7 $0 $11 {} )
    ({Predecessor:} 12... Bb7 {} 13. 0-0-0 Qe7 14. Nb3 Nc6 15. Qg3 Nc5 16. Nxc5 dxc5 17. Qxg7 Rf8 18. Bg4 Nd4 {½-½ (32) Frotscher,T (2363)-Gomila Marti,S (2375) ICCF email 2019} )
    13. Rg1
    {[%emt 0:13:52]}
    13... g6
    {[%emt 0:13:21]}
    14. O-O-O
    {[%emt 0:6:38]}
    14... Qe7
    {[%emt 0:1:12]}
    15. f4
    {[%emt 0:3:58]}
    15... Bb7
    {[%emt 0:3:2]}
    16. Kb1
    {[%emt 0:7:2]}
    16... Nc6
    {[%emt 0:11:29][#]}
    ({ Better is} 16... Nc5 $0 $14 {} )
    17. Ncxb5
    {[%emt 0:4:52]}
    17... axb5
    {[%emt 0:6:15][#]}
    18. Nxc6
    {[%emt 0:0:23]}
    18... Bxc6
    {[%emt 0:0:4]}
    19. Qc3
    {[%emt 0:0:6] Double Attack}
    19... O-O
    {[%emt 0:0:7]}
    20. Qxc6
    {[%emt 0:0:5] Double Attack}
    20... d5
    {[%emt 0:5:37]}
    21. exd5
    {[%emt 0:1:47]}
    21... Rfc8
    {[%emt 0:0:10][#]}
    (21... exd5 $0 $16 {} 22. Bxb5 Nf6 )
    22. d6
    {[%emt 0:8:23]}
    22... Qd8
    {[%emt 0:1:37]}
    23. Qxb5
    {[%emt 0:2:56]}
    23... Rcb8
    {[%emt 0:0:25]}
    24. Qc4
    {[%emt 0:15:42]}
    24... Rxa3
    {[%emt 0:7:25]}
    25. Qc7
    {[%emt 0:0:47]}
    25... Qe8
    {[%emt 0:12:4]}
    (25... Ra4 $0 $16 {} 26. Bb5 { Double Attack} Rb4 27. Qxd8+ (27. Qxd7 $2 {} Qf6 $0 $19 {} )Rxd8 28. Bxd7 Rxd7 )
    26. Rg5
    {[%emt 0:8:42]}
    26... Ra4
    {[%emt 0:3:0]}
    27. Ra5
    {[%emt 0:7:21]}
    ({ And not} 27. Bb5 {[#]} Rxb5 $1 {} 28. Rxb5 Qa8 $1 $17 {} )
    27... Rab4
    {[%emt 0:3:11][#]}
    28. b3
    {[%emt 0:0:45]}
    28... R4b7
    {[%emt 0:0:54]}
    29. Qc3
    {[%emt 0:0:52]}
    29... Qd8
    {[%emt 0:2:39]}
    30. Bf3
    {[%emt 0:3:57]}
    30... Rb4
    {[%emt 0:1:11]}
    31. Qc7
    {[%emt 0:3:10]}
    31... Qf6
    {[%emt 0:1:43]}
    (31... Rc8 $0 $0 $142 {} 32. Ra8 Rxa8 33. Bxa8 Qxa8 )
    32. Ra8
    {[%emt 0:1:34]}
    (32. Qxd7 $2 {[#] gets mated.} Rxb3+ $1 { Demolition} 33. cxb3 Rxb3+ { Double Attack} 34. Kc2 Qc3# )
    32... Rxa8
    {[%emt 0:3:1]}
    33. Bxa8
    {[%emt 0:0:6]}
    33... Qf5
    {[%emt 0:0:22]}
    34. Kb2
    {[%emt 0:7:48]}
    ({ Don't blunder} 34. Qxd7 $2 {} Rxb3+ 35. Kc1 Qxf4+ { Double Attack} 36. Rd2 Ra3 $0 $19 {} )
    34... Rb5
    {[%emt 0:1:45]}
    35. Qxd7
    {[%emt 0:2:50]}
    35... Rc5
    {[%emt 0:0:7]}
    36. Rc1
    {[%emt 0:1:40]}
    36... Qxf4
    {[%emt 0:0:7]}
    37. Qe8+
    {[%emt 0:2:5]}
    37... Kg7
    {[%emt 0:0:11][#]}
    38. d7
    {[%emt 0:0:15]} 1-0


  • #2


    3 definitive results today in Rd 9, Magnus picks up his first win, against Nils Grandelius, since his Rd 1 win against Alireza Firouja, having lost on Sunday in Rd 8. Caruana wins with black again against Wojtaszek, and Anish Giri tops the table with a white win against MVL who is having a dreadful tournament.

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    Jordan van Foreest wins the Tournament and becomes a 2700+ player in the process, he beat Nils Grandelius in the final round to tie Anish Giri who drew with Black. Anish lost his chance to be the solo winner letting Alireza Firouja off the hook in the previous round and snatching a draw from the jaws of Victory.

    Jordan and Anish then played off in 2 blitz games, both drawn, before a final, chaotic, blunder ridden, Armegeddon game, that swung one way, then another, before taking a decisive turn on move 61 when Anish overlooked the g pawn and could do nothing to stop it queening despite Anish being a blundered piece up at the time.


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    What happened to Firouzja is brutal mind.

    The arbiters have broken the FIDE rules there, complete shambles


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    Joedryan wrote: »
    What happened to Firouzja is brutal mind.

    The arbiters have broken the FIDE rules there, complete shambles
    Just saw it there - that's ridiculous. I'd be annoyed if that happened at Bunratty, let alone something as big as Wijk


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    cdeb wrote: »
    Just saw it there - that's ridiculous. I'd be annoyed if that happened at Bunratty, let alone something as big as Wijk

    yeah it was crazy


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