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Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Wijk aan Zee 2017

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2017 took place in Wijk aan Zee (The Netherlands) January 14th-29th, but round 5 - in Rotterdam, round 10 - in Haarlem. Free days 18th, 23rd and 26th January.
1. Wesley So - 9 out of 13 scores, 2. Magnus Carlsen - 8, 3-5. Baskaran Adhiban, Levon Aronian, Wei Yi - 7.5, 6-7. Sergey Karjakin, Pavel Eljanov - 7, 8. Anish Giri - 6.5, 9-11. Pentala Harikrishna, Dmitri Andreikin, Radoslaw Wojtaszek - 6, 12. Ian Nepomniachtchi - 5, 13. Richard Rapport - 4.5, 14. Loek van Wely - 3.5.

Round 13, 29.01.2017
Andreikin-Aronian 1-0. The Slav Defence.
Wei-Wojtaszek 0-1. The Spanish Game.
Nepomniachtchi-So 0-1. The Trompowsky Attack.
Carlsen-Karjakin 1/2. The Italian Game.
Giri-Eljanov 1/2. The Queen's Gambit Declined.
Rapport-Adhiban 0-1.
van Wely - Harikrishna 1-0. The Catalan Opening.
Tata Steel Masters 2017, Round 13: Chess Games

Round 12, 28.01.2017
Aronian - van Wely 1-0. The King's Indian Defence, Saemisch System.
Harikrishna-Rapport 1/2. The Caro-Kann Defence.
Adhiban-Giri 1/2. The Bishop's Opening.
Eljanov-Carlsen 0-1. The Dutch Defence, Stonewall. Magnus won a pawn in the ending.
Karjakin-Nepomniachtchi 1/2. The Sicilian Defence. A quick draw.
So-Wei 1/2. The Queen's Gambit Declined.
Wojtaszek-Andreikin 1/2. The Slav Defence. Dmitri sacrificed the exchange.
Tata Steel Masters 2017, Round 12: Chess Games

Round 11, 27.01.2017
Wojtaszek-Aronian 1/2. The Slav Defence.
Andreikin-So 1/2. The Spanish Game. A quick draw.
Wei-Karjakin 1-0. The Spanish Game. Yi won the exchange and the game.
Nepomniachtchi-Eljanov 1/2. The Trompowsky Attack. With counterplay.
Carlsen-Adhiban 1/2. The Scandinavian Defence. Magnus grabbed a pawn.
Giri-Harikrishna 1/2. The English Opening. Anish sacrificed a bishop in the opening, had a huge edge in the middlegame.
Rapport - van Wely 1/2. The Larsen Opening.
Tata Steel Masters 2017, Round 11: Chess Games

Round 10, 25.01.2017, Haarlem
Aronian-Rapport 1-0. The Queen's Indian Defence. Levon had a clear advantage in development, sacrificed a knight to attack the king with the strong 20.f6! and won.
van Wely - Giri 1/2. The Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Slav Defence.
Harikrishna-Carlsen 1/2. The Four Knights Game. Magnus took the initiative in the centre with 17...d5!.
Adhiban-Nepomniachtchi 1/2. The Sicilian Defence. Baskaran sacrificed a knight, but 21.Qc4 was better. Perpetual check.
Eljanov-Wei 1/2. The Queen's Gambit Declined.
Karjakin-Andreikin 1-0. The Italian Game. With equality in the opening.
So-Wojtaszek 1-0. The Catalan Opening.
Tata Steel Masters 2017, Round 10: Chess Games

Round 9, 24.01.2017
So-Aronian 1/2. The Ragozin Defence.
Wojtaszek-Karjakin 1/2. The Queen's Indian Defence.
Andreikin-Eljanov 1/2. The Trompowsky Attack. Dmitri played badly in the opening, but Pavel also made mistakes. 18...Na5 and 30...Qxb7 were better.
Wei-Adhiban . The King's Indian Defence. Yi obtained an edge with the strong 15.e6.
Nepomniachtchi-Harikrishna 1/2. The English Opening. Ian sacrificed the exchange, with good compensation. Then Ian could have won with 27.Nf5!.
Carlsen - van Wely 1-0. The Sicilian Defence. Magnus had a clear advantage due to weaknesses in Black's camp, grabbed a pawn and won the rook endgame.
Giri-Rapport 1/2. The Queen's Indian Defence.
Tata Steel Masters 2017, Round 9: Chess Games

Round 8, 22.01.2017
Aronian-Giri 1-0. The Bogo-Indian Defence.
Rapport-Carlsen 1-0. The English Opening or 1.Nf3 d5 2.b3, the Nimzowitsch–Larsen Attack. Magnus made mistakes (22...d3, 23...Ne5) and lost.
van Wely - Nepomniachtchi 1/2. The Gruenfeld Defence.
Harikrishna-Wei 1/2. The Russian Defence.
Adhiban-Andreikin 1-0. The Vienna Game.
Eljanov-Wojtaszek 1/2. The Sicilian Defence.
Karjakin-So 1/2. The Queen's Gambit Declined. A quick draw.
Tata Steel Masters 2017, Round 8: Chess Games

Round 7, 21.01.2017
Karjakin-Aronian 1-0. The Italian Game. 11.c4 was better.
So-Eljanov 1/2. The Italian Game.
Wojtaszek-Adhiban 0-1. 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6.
Andreikin-Harikrishna 1/2. The Saragossa Opening or Queen's Gambit Declined.
Wei - van Wely 1-0. The Sicilian Defence. Yi sacrificed a bishop and obtained a huge edge. 13...Kf7 was more stubborn.
Nepomniachtchi-Rapport 1/2. The Italian Game.
Carlsen-Giri 1/2. The Queen's Pawn Game. Magnus had a small, then a big advantage in the endgame. 56.Rc8+ was better, winning at once. 59.Rh6? was a mistake, Magnus could have won with 59.Bc4. A draw in 122 moves.
Tata Steel Masters 2017, Round 7: Chess Games

Round 6, 20.01.2017
Aronian-Carlsen 1/2. The Slav Defence. With counterplay.
Giri-Nepomniachtchi 1-0. The Sicilian Defence. Anish grabbed a pawn and won.
Rapport-Wei 0-1. The Russian Defence. Unclear.
van Wely - Andreikin 1/2. The Queen's Gambit Declined. 17.Qa4+ was better.
Harikrishna-Wojtaszek 1/2. The Spanish Game.
Adhiban-So 1/2. The King's Gambit. A sharp fight.
Eljanov-Karjakin 1/2. The Spanish Game.
Tata Steel Masters 2017, Round 6: Chess Games

Round 5, 19.01.2017, Rotterdam
Eljanov-Aronian 0-1. The Catalan Opening. Levon seized the central open d-file and obtained an advantage.
Karjakin-Adhiban 0-1. The French Defence. Baskaran grabbed two pawns and won easily.
So-Harikrishna 1-0. The English Opening. Wesley had excellent compensation for the pawn.
Wojtaszek - van Wely 1-0. The King's Indian Defence, Saemisch System. Radoslaw had a clear edge, but 31.Kf1 was better.
Andreikin-Rapport 1/2. The Italian Game. Dmitri had two bishops in the endgame.
Wei-Giri 1/2. The Caro-Kann Defence. 22...b6 was better.
Nepomniachtchi-Carlsen 1/2. The English Opening. A quick draw.
Tata Steel Masters 2017, Round 5: Chess Games

Round 4, 17.01.2017
Aronian-Nepomniachtchi 1/2. The Saemisch King's Indian or Modern Benoni. A draw by repetition. 18.Bxb5 was probably better.
Carlsen-Wei 1-0. The Bishop's Opening. Magnus had slightly better chances in the endgame and won.
Giri-Andreikin 1/2. The Scotch Game. Anish had an advantage, could have won with 37.e5!.
Rapport-Wojtaszek 1/2. The Sicilian Defence.
van Wely - So 0-1. The Reti Opening. Wesley had an extra pawn in the ending.
Harikrishna-Karjakin 1/2. The Italian Game. A quick draw.
Adhiban-Eljanov 0-1. The Queen's Indian Defence. Pavel outplayed the rival in the endgame.
Tata Steel Masters 2017, Round 4: Chess Games

Round 3, 16.01.2017
Adhiban-Aronian 1/2. The Queen's Pawn Game. With equality.
Eljanov-Harikrishna 1/2. The English Opening. With counterplay.
Karjakin - van Wely 1-0. The Pirc-Ufimtsev Defence. Loek sacrificed a queen, therefore Sergey could have won with 21.Bd3.
So-Rapport 1-0. The Queen's Indian Defence. Richard had fine counterplay, could have won with 33...Rd2!, but made a mistake and lost.
Wojtaszek-Giri 1/2. The Slav Defence.
Andreikin-Carlsen 1/2. The Catalan Opening or Bogo-Indian Defence. Magnus obtained a slight advantage.
Wei-Nepomniachtchi 1-0. The Sicilian Defence. Yi grabbed the exchange.
Tata Steel Masters 2017, Round 3: Chess Games

Round 2, 15.01.2017
Aronian-Wei 1/2. The Bogo-Indian or Dutch Defence. With equality in the endgame.
Nepomniachtchi-Andreikin 1/2. The Scotch Game. With counterplay, a quick draw.
Carlsen-Wojtaszek 1-0. The Sicilian Defence. A sharp fight! Magnus outplayed the rival in the middlegame.
Giri-So 1/2. The Gruenfeld Defence.
Rapport-Karjakin 1/2. The 1.b3 Larsen Opening. Unclear.
van Wely - Eljanov 0-1. The Queen's Indian Defence. 33.Qd7= was better.
Harikrishna-Adhiban 1-0. The Spanish Game. Two knights vs two bishops, so Baskaran had a small edge, but made a mistake, 39...Kf5? and lost.
Tata Steel Masters 2017, Round 2: Chess Games

Round 1 (14th January 2017)
Harikrishna-Aronian 1/2. The Spanish Game, Marshall Attack. Looked drawish: the opposite-colored bishops.
Adhiban - van Wely 1/2. The Sicilian Defence. Baskaran had the central d6-pawn. 33...Nc5= was better.
Eljanov-Rapport 1-0. The Reti Opening. Richard obtained good counterplay in the middlegame after the original opening with 4...g5 and 9...f5, could have sacrificed the exchange with the strong 15...Ba6!. Then Pavel had an edge after 21.Bb2, gave the exchange for the pawn and won with the powerful knight.
Karjakin-Giri 1/2. The Sicilian Defence. After the typical Karjakin's move 9.Ba2 Anish Giri attacked on the queenside with ...b5-b4 and had excellent counterchances.
So-Carlsen 1/2. The Slav Defence. The opponents quickly went from the opening to the drawn endgame.
Wojtaszek-Nepomniachtchi 1/2. The Gruenfeld Defence. Radoslaw had a small advantage. 20.Qxb4 was better.
Andreikin-Wei 1/2. Yi equalized in the Russian Defence.
Tata Steel Masters 2017, Round 1: Chess Games

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