79th Tata Steel Masters / Round 13 / Final

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto. Wesly So Enroute To His Last Round Victory – Winning The Tournament Wesley So finished off the 79th Tata Steel Masters Tournament with a fine win, winning the tournament by a full point ahead of Magnus Carlsen who drew his last round game against Sergey Kudrin. … Continue reading

79th Tata Steel Masters / Round 10

by National Life Master Loal DavisAll Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto. There were three decisive games played in Round 10 – All strongly played, entertaining and instructional.Wesly So increased his lead to a full point over the rest of the field.Levon Aronian demolished Richard Rapport in a sacrificial attack against the … Continue reading

79th Tata Steel Masters / Round 9

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.   Magnus Carlsen bounced back from his loss yesterday to score the only win in Round 9. “Tata Steel Masters 2017”Round “9”White “Carlsen, Magnus (NOR)”Black “Van Wely, Loek (NED)”1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. g4 h6 7. … Continue reading

79th Tata Steel Masters / Round 5

by National Life Master Loal Davis  Baskaran Adhiban Karjakin,Sergey (RUS) – Adhiban,B. (IND)Tata Steel Masters 2017 (5), 19.01.2017 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 Be7 8.Qd2 a6 9.a3 0–0 10.dxc5 Nxc5 11.Qf2 Nd7 White To Play12.Nd4[I think White should play 12.Bd3 and prepare to Castle Kingside, perhaps … Continue reading