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Wesley So was at a low point a couple of years ago placing last in the 2015 Sinquefield Cup. Now only 16 points behind Magnus Carlsen while bolting ahead of Fabiano Caruana. Caruana is currently playing in Gibraltar where he was upset by Nigel Short in the sixth round. This allowed So to overtake him […]

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The first major tournament has begun and marks the first classical tournament for Magnus Carlsen since he defended his title. He will be one of the 14 competitors in the 79th edition of the Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee (Netherlands). Pea soup will not be the only thing served up as the […]

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Round #13 – Sunday 25 January 2015 Masters Hou, Y. – Ivanchuk, V., ½-½ So, W. – Van Wely, L., 1-0 Carlsen, M. – Saric, I., ½-½ Wojtaszek, R. – Giri, A., ½-½ Aronian, L. – Ding, L., 0-1 Caruana, F. – Vachier-Lagrave, 0-1 Jobava, B. – Radjabov, T., 1-0 World Champion Magnus Carlsen won […]

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Round #12 – Saturday 24 January 2015 Masters Van Wely, L. – Jobava, B., ½-½ Radjabov, T. – Hou, Y., ½-½ Ivanchuk, V. – Caruana, F., ½-½ Vachier-Lagrave – Aronian, L., ½-½ Ding, L. – Carlsen, M., ½-½ Saric, I. – Wojtaszek, R., 1-0 Giri, A. – So, W., 1-0 Anish Giri beat contender Wesley […]

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Round #11 – Friday 23 January 2015 Masters Giri, A. – Van Wely, L., 1-0 So, W. – Saric, I., 1-0 Wojtaszek, R. – Ding, L., 0-1 Carlsen, M. – Vachier-Lagrave, ½-½ Aronian, L. – Ivanchuk, V., ½-½ Caruana, F. – Radjabov, T., ½-½ Hou, Y. – Jobava, B., 1-0 Today we saw a comedy […]

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Round #10 – Wednesday 20 January 2015 Masters Vassily Ivanchuk – Magnus Carlsen, ½-½ Ding Liren – Wesley So, ½-½ Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Radaslaw Wojtaszek, ½-½ Ivan Saric – Anish Giri, 0-1 Baadur Jobova – Fabiano Caruana, 0-1 Teimour Radjabov – Levon Aronian, ½-½ Loek van Wely – Hou Yifan, 1-0 The tournament moved to […]

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Round #9 – Tuesday 20 January 2015 Masters Ivan Saric – Loek van Wely, ½-½ Radaslaw Wojtaszek – Vassily Ivanchuk, ½-½ Anish Giri – Ding Liren, 1-0 Magnus Carlsen – Teimour Radjabov, 1-0 Wesley So – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, ½-½ Fabiano Caruana – Hou Yifan, ½-½ Levon Aronian – Baadur Jobova, 1-0 Magnus Carlsen won his […]

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Round #8 – Sunday 18 January 2015 Masters Hou Yifan – Levon Aronian, ½-½ Ding Liren – Ivan Saric, 1-0 Vassily Ivanchuk – Wesley So, 0-1 Baadur Jobova – Magnus Carlsen, 0-1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Anish Giri, 1-0 Loek van Wely – Fabiano Caruana, 0-1 Teimour Radjabov – Radaslaw Wojtaszek, 1-0 So had preparation waiting […]

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Round #7 – Saturday 17 January 2015 Masters Ivan Saric – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, 0-1 Ding Liren – Loek van Wely, 1-0 Radaslaw Wojtaszek – Baadur Jobova, 0-1 Magnus Carlsen – Hou Yifan, 1-0 Anish Giri – Vassily Ivanchuk, ½-½ Wesley So – Teimour Radjabov, ½-½ Levon Aronian – Fabiano Caruana, ½-½ Lots of exciting games […]

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Round #6 – Friday 16 January 2015 Masters Loek van Wely – Levon Aronian, ½-½ Baddur Jobova – Wesley So, 0-1 Vassily Ivanchuk – Ivan Saric, ½-½ Fabiano Caruana – Magnus Carlsen, 0-1 Hou Yifan – Radaslaw Wojtaszek, ½-½ Teimour Radjabov – Anish Giri, ½-½ Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Ding Liren, 1-0 MVL polished off Ding […]

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Round #5 – Thursday, 15 January 2015 Masters Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Loek van Wely, ½-½ Radaslaw Wojtaszek – Fabiano Caruana, 1-0 Ding Liren – Vassily Ivanchuk, ½-½ Wesley So – Hou Yifan, ½-½ Anish Giri – Baddur Jobova, 1-0 Magnus Carlsen – Levon Aronian, 1-0 Ivan Saric – Teimour Radjabov, 0-1 Radoslaw has toppled both […]

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Round #4 – Tuesday, 13 January 2015 Masters Baddur Jobova – Ivan Saric, 0-1 Teimour Radjabov – Ding Liren, 0-1 Vassily Ivanchuk – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, 1-0 Loek van Wely – Magnus Carlsen, 0-1 Wesley So – Fabiano Caruana, ½-½ Hou Yifan – Anish Giri , ½-½ Radaslaw Wojtaszek – Levon Aronian, ½-½ I believe we […]

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Round #3 – Monday, 12 January 2015 Masters Ding Liren – Baddur Jobova, 1-0 Vassily Ivanchuk – Loek van Wely, 1-0 Anish Giri – Fabiano Caruana, ½-½ Radaslaw Wojtaszek – Magnus Carlsen, 1-0 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Teimour Radjabov, ½-½ Wesley So – Levon Aronian, 1-0 Ivan Saric – Hou Yifan, ½-½ Standings after Round #3 […]

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Round #2 – Sunday, 11 January 2015 Masters Loek van Wely – Radaslaw Wojtaszek, ½-½ Magnus Carlsen – Wesley So, ½-½ Levon Aronian – Anish Giri, ½-½ Fabiano Caruana – Ivan Saric, 1-0 Hou Yifan – Ding Liren, 0-1 Baddur Jobova – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, ½-½ Teimour Radjabov – Vassily Ivanchuk, ½-½ GM Ding Liren scored […]

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Round #1 – Saturday, 10 January 2015 Masters Anish Giri – Magnus Carlsen, ½-½ Ivan Saric – Levon Aronian, ½-½ Teimour Radjabov – Loek van Wely, ½-½ Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Hou Yifan, 1-0 Vassily Ivanchuk – Baddur Jobova, 1-0 Ding Liren – Fabiano Caruana, 0-1 Wesley So – Radaslaw Wojtaszek, ½-½ Jobava played 42…Ra4?? and […]

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World Champion Magnus Carlsen will be one of the 14 competitors in the 77th edition of the Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee (Netherlands). With an average rating of 2746 the tournament boasts Carlsen (2862), Fabiano Caruana (2820) and defending champion Levon Aronian (2797) leading the field. There is also a Category 13 […]

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GM Levon AronianPhoto by Frans Peeters. Levon Aronian was on a blistering pace and clinched the 2014 Tata Steel tournament with one round remaining. Not even a last round loss could spoil his otherwise sterling result. In the last round, he fell prey to a nice tactical shot from Loek Van Wely. Nevertheless, Aronian edged […]

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Magnus Carlsen still holds the lead.Photo by tatasteelchess.com. Magnus Carlsen maintains the lead at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament after eight rounds with +4. His combination of resourcefulness and determination leaves him undefeated, but he has many challenges forthcoming. Viswanathan Anand is a half-point out with 5½/8 with Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura in joint […]

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The first four rounds of chess have had a little for everyone… lightening attacks, novelties, positional gems, blunders and even a tiny bit of controversy (with draws of course). So… the 2013 Tata Steel tournament is off to a great start with marquee names gracing the charts. At the end four rounds, Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan […]

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In a week’s time, Wijk aan Zee will host the its silver 75th edition of the Tatat Chess Chess Tournament. The average rating is 2732 is not quite as strong as last year’s 2754, but nevertheless a strong one indeed. The highest-rated player ever in Magnus Carlsen and world number three Levon Aronian will be […]

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GM Levon Aronian (Armenia)2012 Tata Steel ChampionPhoto by Fred Lucas. Levon Aronian of Armenia continues his string of career successes by adding yet another accolade. The 2012 Tata Steel at Wijk aan Zee was a powerhouse tournament with the strongest assembly of players the tournament has seen to date. Certainly, the majority of chess fans […]

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In a couple of days, Wijk aan Zee will host the strongest field in its 74th edition. The average rating is 2754 with several of the top players on the card. Sponsored by Tata Steel conglomerate, the power-packed lineup includes reigning champion Hikaru Nakamura, the world highest-rated player Magnus Carlsen and world number two Levon […]

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GM Hikaru NakamuraPhoto by Chessvibes.com. In his biggest win of his career, Hikaru Nakamura won the 2011 Tata Steel Chess Tournament held in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands. This tournament featured the top four highest-rated players in the world including World Champion Viswanathan Anand and the world’s highest rated player in Magnus Carlsen. Seeded in the […]

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A very exciting tournament is shaping up in Wijk aan Zee. Sponsored by Tata Steel conglomerate has begun with a power-packed lineup including the top four players. Tata Steel is an Indian multinational conglomerate consisting of a number of industries. Those following the tournament from the early days will remember it as the Hoorgovens, a […]

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