79th Tata Steel Challengers / Round 12

79th Tata Steel Challengers / Round 12Going into Rd 12 Jeffery Xiong was the leader by a half point. Today he was defeated by Norwegian GM Aryan Tari . Xiong is now tied with Ilia Smirin for third place with a score of 8/12.Victories today for Markus Ragger (8.5) and Gawain Jones (8.5) can enjoy half point lead … Continue reading

79th Tata Steel Challengers / Round 4

79th Tata Steel Challengers / Round 4A very bloody 4th round : Markus Ragger defeats Vladimir Dobrov, holding the lead with a score of 4/4.Every game was decisive..Round 4 – Tuesday the 17thGrandelius, N. – Xiong, J.0-1Tingjie, L. – l’Ami, E.0-1Hansen, E. – van Foreest, J.1-0Dobrov, V. – Ragger, M.0-1Lu, S. – Bok, B.1-0Jones, … Continue reading


79th TATA STEEL CHESS TOURNAMENT/Pairings:  Tata Steel Masters Playing Schedule Round 1 – Saturday the 14thHarikrishna, P. – Aronian, L. Adhiban, B. – Van Wely, L. Eljanov, P. – Rapport, R. Karjakin, S. – Giri, A. So, W. – Carlsen, M. Wojtaszek, R. – Nepomniachtchi, I. Andreikin, D. – Wei, Y. Round 2 – Sunday the 15thAronian, L. – … Continue reading


78th TATA STEEL CHESS TOURNAMENT:100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves. Then 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from the first move. The time controls for the professional groups and amateur groups are different.January 2016 playing … Continue reading

The 77th edition of Tata Steel Chess Tournament

  The 77th edition of Tata Steel Chess Tournament played at 3 locations in the Netherlands..Wijk aan Zee Main Tournament 9 – 25  JanuaryRotterdam  De Rotterda 15 January  Den Haag Nieuwspoort  21 January Participants of Tata Steel Masters NameCountryRatingPositionGMCarlsen, MagnusNOR28621 GMCaruana, FabianoITA28202 GMAronian, LevonARM27976 GMGiri, AnishNED27847 GMSo, WesleyUSA276210 GMVachier-Lagrave, MaximeFRA275713 GMWojtaszek, RadoslawPOL274415 GMRadjabov, TeimourAZE273420 GMDing, LirenCHN273222 GMJobava, BaadurGEO272726 GMIvanchuk, VasilUKR271533 GMHou, YifanCHN267370 GMVan Wely, LoekNED266781 GMSaric, IvanCRO266682 Average rating: … Continue reading

Tata Steel Tournament 2012 / Round 8

 by National Life Master Loal Davis There was an astounding draw in the 8th round between Fabiano Caruana and Vassily Ivanchuk.  Click on the Diagram to step through this (wild) annotated game.   Giri attempted a rash counter attack at move 17 against Gashimov; Qe3 was rational.  Another mistake on move 31 let … Continue reading