Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Wijk aan Zee 2016The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016 took place in Wijk aan Zee (The Netherlands) January 15th-31th, but round 5 - in Amsterdam, round 10 - in Utrecht. Free days 20th, 25th and 28th January.
1. Magnus Carlsen - 9 out of 13 scores, 2-3. Fabiano Caruana, Ding Liren - 8, 4-6. Wesley So, Anish Giri, Pavel Eljanov - 7, 7-8. Wei Yi, Shakhryar Mamedyarov - 6.5, 9. Sergey Karjakin - 6, 10-11. David Navara, Evgeny Tomashevsky - 5.5, 12-14. Hou Yifan, Michael Adams, Loek van Wely - 5.
Tata Steel Masters 2016, Round 13: Chess Games
Round 13: Carlsen-Ding 1/2, the Spanish Game, a rook and a bishop vs a rook, stalemate on move 99. Tomashevsky-Caruana 1-0, the Nimzo-Indian Defence, Evgeny grabbed the exchange and won. Eljanov beat Navara. Hou Yifan won a pawn vs Giri, a draw.
Tata Steel Masters 2016, Round 12: Chess Games
Round 12: So-Carlsen 1/2, the English Opening, a draw. Caruana-Wely 1-0, the Sicilian Defence, Fabiano had an advantage, pushed pawns on f6 and g7, winning. Karjakin-Giri 1/2, the Reti Opening, with counterplay. Ding beat Eljanov.
Tata Steel Masters 2016, Round 11: Chess Games
Round 11: Carlsen-Hou 1-0, the Russian Game, Magnus obtained a small advantage, in the endgame Yifan made mistakes, 44...Qxc3+?, 45...h5? and lost, the ending was equal with queens 44...d4, also better was 45...a5. Mamedyarov-Caruana 1/2, the Sicilian Defence 2.c3, Fabiano had better chances in the endgame due to two bishops, but Shakhryar defended well. Adams had good compensation for the exchange vs Giri, a draw. Wei grabbed a pawn vs Karjakin, a draw. Ding beat Tomashevsky.
Tata Steel Masters 2016, Round 10: Chess Games
Round 10: Giri-Carlsen 1/2, the Ragozin Defence, Anish had a slight edge. Caruana-Wei 1-0, the Spanish Game, Fabiano had an advantage. So-Tomashevsky 1/2, the English Opening, Evgeny had counterplay. Adams beat Karjakin. Hou lost to Eljanov.
Tata Steel Masters 2016, Round 9: Chess Games
Round 9: Carlsen-Adams 1-0, the Italian Game, Magnus grabbed the exchange and won. Caruana-Karjakin 1/2, the Spanish Game, Fabiano tried to attack on the kingside. Eljanov-Giri 1/2, Anish had an extra pawn. Wei Yi beat Navara.
Tata Steel Masters 2016, Round 8: Chess Games
Round 8: Karjakin-Carlsen 1/2, the Spanish with 3...g6. Navara-Caruana 1-0, the Nimzo-Indian Defence, David had a small edge. Giri-Tomashevsky 1/2, the English Opening, with equality. Van Wely beat Hou.
Tata Steel Masters 2016, Round 7: Chess Games
Round 7: Eljanov-Carlsen 0-1, the Catalan System, a rook vs two bishops, Magnus had an advantage and won. Caruana-Ding 1-0, the Spanish Game, Fabiano grabbed a pawn and won. Wei-So 1/2, the Spanish Game, with counterplay. Mamedyarov-Hou 1-0, the Ragozin Defence, with a small edge to White. Giri beat van Wely.
Tata Steel Masters 2016, Round 6: Chess Games
Round 6: Carlsen-Tomashevsky 1-0, the Queen's Pawn Game, Magnus won a pawn and the game. So-Caruana 1/2, the Spanish Game, Wesley had an extra pawn in the endgame. Ding-Navara 1/2, the Gruenfeld Defence, David grabbed a pawn, but Liren had good compensation. Giri beat Mamedyarov.
Tata Steel Masters 2016, Round 5: Chess Games
Round 5: Carlsen preferred the Gruenfeld vs van Wely, Magnus sacrificed a knight and Loek could have won with 29.Qh4+, then Magnus could have won with 36...e5 but won with 37...Rxf1+!. Caruana-Hou 1/2, the Russian Game. Wei-Giri 1/2, the Sicilian Defence, with counterplay. Ding beat Karjakin. Mamedyarov beat Adams.
Tata Steel Masters 2016, Round 4: Chess Games
Round 4: Carlsen-Mamedyarov 1/2, the Gruenfeld Defence. So-Ding 1/2, the Slav Defence. Giri-Caruana 1/2, the Spanish Game, Fabiano had an advantage, won a pawn, but Anish defended well, a draw. Hou sacrificed the exchange and beat Navara. Eljanov beat van Wely. Karjakin beat Tomashevsky.
Tata Steel Masters 2016, Round 3: Chess Games
Round 3: Wei-Carlsen 1/2, the Spanish Marshall, Magnus grabbed a pawn. So-Karjakin 1/2, two bishops vs two knights. Caruana-Adams 1-0, the Nimzo-Indian Defence, Fabiano tried to attack on the kingside, but Michael had good counterplay, then Fabiano gradually outplayed the rival. Navara sacrificed a rook vs Giri and won a queen, but 40.h4 was better, a draw. Mamedyarov blundered a rook and lost to Eljanov, better was 38.Rb6, winning.
Tata Steel Masters 2016, Round 2: Chess Games
Round 2: An original opening in Carlsen-Caruana 1/2, 25.b3 was better, a draw by perpetual check. Giri-Ding 1/2, the Slav Defence. Hou-So 1/2, the Spanish Game, Yifan grabbed a pawn.
Tata Steel Masters 2016, Round 1: Chess Games
Round 1, 16th January: Carlsen played a rare line with 8...g5 in the QGD Exchange vs Navara, a draw. Eljanov grabbed a pawn, but made mistakes in the middlegame and lost to Caruana. So beat Giri. Ding beat Adams.
Games TS 2016 (91, pgn)
Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Ding Liren, Sergey Karjakin, Pavel Eljanov, Shakhryar Mamedyarov, Michael Adams, David Navara, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Wei Yi, Hou Yifan, Loek van Wely.
© 2000-2016 Boris Schipkov
© 2000-2016 Boris Schipkov