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Magnus Carlsen Wins Tata Steel 2013

  • SonofPearl
  • on 27.01.2013, 11:08.

tata_logo blue.jpgMagnus Carlsen completed his victorious Tata Steel 2013 tournament with a draw against Anish Giri to record a final score of 10/13, equalling Garry Kasparov's record score in the 1999 competition.

2012 champion Lev Aronian finished second with 8½/13, with world champion Vishy Anand and Sergey Karjakin on 8/13.

The B Group winner was Arkadij Naiditsch with a score of 9/13, while the C Group title was taken by Sabino Brunello with an excellent score of 11/13.

Many thanks to the organisers in Wijk aan Zee for all their efforts; especially for their excellent interviews with the players, and also for their prompt daily reports after each round!


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Group A Final Standings

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Final Round - Official website report

Magnus Carlsen has won the 75th Tata Steel Chess Tournament with a score of 10 out of 13, equalling Garry Kasparov's 1999 record win in Wijk aan Zee. In the final round of the tournament the world number one was a bit lucky his opponent Anish Giri allowed a drawing combination after reaching a nearly winning position. After 28.Qa3 Black would be in big trouble, but with 28.Qd6? White allows 28...Bxb3. However, Carlsen apparently was not satisfied with a draw and tested his luck one more time with 28...Ne8?!. Even though 29.Qa3 is still much better for White, Giri chose to force Carlsen to execute a drawing combination.

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Giri's draw was enough to tie for first in the battle for best Dutchman as Loek van Wely had already gone down in flames against Sergey Karjakin. The Russian Grandmaster was well prepared for Van Wely's second Sicilian Dragon of the tournament, and when the latter embarked on a faulty plan with 22...a5? 23.Qh4 a4? the game came to an abrupt end with 24.Bxf7! and White soon won.

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Battling for second place, last year's winner Levon Aronian was all set to make matters even worse for Fabiano Caruana, who had lost his last three games. Nevertheless, in the end Caruana rose to the occasion and managed to draw after 104 moves. Although his score of 8½ out of 13 would ordinarily suffice for first place, Aronian had to settle for the runner-up position.

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Aronian did not, however, have to share second place with Viswanathan Anand. The World Champion suffered a painful defeat at the hands of Wang Hao. The Chinese Grandmaster reached a slightly better endgame out of the opening and went on to exploit the advantage of a bishop over a knight in exemplary manner.

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Hou Yifan ended the tournament with a quick theoretical draw against Peter Leko. The former Women's World Champion started the tournament as bottom seed and had a rough start in the tournament. In the end, her fighting spirit and youthful energy prevailed and with a score of 5½ out of 13 she clearly exceeded expectations.

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In order to avoid last place, Ivan Sokolov gave it his all one more time, but Erwin l'Ami kept his cool and held the draw.

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Finally, Pentala Harikrishna tried to convert an extra pawn in an endgame against Hikaru Nakamura, but the American Grandmaster did not care for a third loss in a row and minimized the damage taking half the point.

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The winner of Group B only emerged after six hours of play and 82 moves when Arkadij Naiditsch finally brought Sipke Ernst to his knees in a queen endgame.

B Group Winner Arkadij Naiditsch

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Tied for first, but losing the fight for the right to participate in Group A on tie-break is Richard Rapport, who tricked Predrag Nikolic in a complicated position.
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B Group Runner-Up Richard Rapport

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Group B Round 13 Results

Dubov, Daniil ½-½  Van Kampen, Robin 
Smeets, Jan 1-0  Turov, Maxim
Grandelius, Nils  ½-½  Tiviakov, Sergei
Ipatov, Alexander  ½-½  Movsesian, Sergei
Naiditsch, Arkadij  1-0  Ernst, Sipke
Timman, Jan H  ½-½  Edouard, Romain
Nikolic, Predrag  0-1  Rapport, Richard 

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Group B Final Standings

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Group C was won by Sabino Brunello with the massive score of 11 (!) out of 13. Fernando Peralta had quickly drawn his black game against Alexaner Kovchan, giving Brunello the chance to take clear first by beating Miguoel Admiraal.

C Group Winner Sabino Brunello

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Group C Round 13 Results

Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn ½-½  Goryachkina, Aleksandra 
Van Der Werf, Mark 0-1 Mekhitarian, Krikor Sevag
Burg, Twan  1-0  Bitensky, Igor
Romanishin, Oleg M  1-0  Schut, Lisa
Admiraal, Miguoel  0-1 Brunello, Sabino
Klein, David  0-1 Swinkels, Robin
Kovchan, Alexander  ½-½  Peralta, Fernando 

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Group C Final Standings

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Photos from the official website. Videos by Freshmen media. Games via TWIC.

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  • 18 miesięcy temu

    chessdoggblack

    GREAT! Chess brawl in the alley.Cool See ya'll in 2014 at the table. Cool

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    bolshevikhellraiser

    Magnus the next World Champion.

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    SonofPearl

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    Titin_Spector

    And I have no clue what is Naiditsch doing in Group B stealing the tourney and chance to participate in Group A to the lad

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    Titin_Spector

    can someone please paste here which was the field when Kasparov got 10/13, cause I think this year field is a little bit weaker, Hou, L'Ami even Sokolov are too low in the rankings is hard for them to enter in such a tourney, well I know L'Ami is a Home player and Hou is a girl and that's why they are there, but just to compare

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    Twobit

    I think Leko did pretty well here.

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    Conseiller

    melvinbluestone :

    the price money is public, the tournament leaflet (only in NL so a bit difficult to read) indicates 10 kEUR for the winner of A-group, 3000 for the B, 1000 for C etc till 7th place. Then there are smaller special prizes and pocket money per each point.

    It's relatively little compared to Giblartar where the winner takes now 12 kpounds and the participants are relatively weaker, but presumably at least some players also receive a signing fee just by coming to play (those are not disclosed).

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    Conseiller

    Visiting this tournament over the past week-end, sleeping in the same hotel where the players were accomodated and seeing them daily at half a meter's distance was the highlight of my 25-year-old chess career. On top of that, it is suberbly organised by highly competent people.

    THE place to be if you can just manage the weather !!

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    godbobby

    The funniest tournament for ANAND!!!!!!!!! 

    still Anand has fire on the board, but magnus arrogant rampage chess prodigy////.... so, anand has very little change to win world championship.

    Historic win (aronian)  = historic lost (wang hao)

     

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    Crazychessplaya

    Yeah, but in 1999 Kasporav had much stronger opponents, like Kramnik or Tapalov.

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    leendertthebest

    nice

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    melvinbluestone

    @ryachris:

    "In other sports the prize money is very visible, instead of not mentioned anywhere on the TaTa steel site.

    Anyone know what the prizes were?"

       Yeah, that is suspicious. Maybe first prize is a set of steak knives or something...... 

       It's fun watching these heavy-weights duke it out in something like the Marshall Attack, instead of that drawish stuff. Thanks Hou!

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    gregdocot

    Thanks (once again), SonofPearl for keeping us updated with the great, big tourney, Tata steel. And, of course, to chess.com for the coverage. Also, the commentators. Great job.  

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    jocelasi

    Great performance by Magnus Carlsen - the only unbeatean player in Group A.  Sad to note that two Dutch GMs (I'ami and Sokolov) did not win a game in the entire series.  Thank you Tata Steel for giving chess fans around the world an amazing tournament.  Keep it up!

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    cheat3

    Can someone explain the competitiveness Loek has for Giri? Used to be his second or more to it than that?

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    arcesilai

    caruana............ok  1o4 move against 28o2................104 moves are noteasy to manage against 2802 elo...........you need an extraterrestrial nervous sistem.........................good fabiano............................MA VAI BRUNELLO!!!!!!

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    arcesilai

    gran brunello.........super wow   11 over 13......unbelieve bole.....beh off course magnus is stratosferic......nice nice  tata      for all............beh caruana............................... ok  thanks all        MA VAI BRUNELLO!!!

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    _valentin_

    Richard Rapport (who shared 1st in Group B) deserves a place too in next year's Group A!  He's an enormous young talent that will grow more with such opportunities.  
    It's hard to argue for having no less than 4 Dutchmen in group A, all of whom routinely occupy the lower part of the table in Wijk an Zee: it's nice for point gathering by those in the upper half of the table, but not really justified as a balancing of the tournament in either strength or talent.

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    wrothgar

    Can't wait for the WCC :)

  • 18 miesięcy temu

    mikeschemm

    Interesting.  The winner of group C had a higher performance rating than anyone in Group B

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