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Tata Steel 2013 Round 3

  • SonofPearl
  • on 14/01/13 12:01.

tata_logo blue.jpgThe 2013 Tata Steel Chess is taking place from 12-27 January in Wijk Aan Zee in the Netherlands.

This famous annual tournament has three separate single round-robin competitions, the A, B, and C Groups, each featuring 14 players.

The strongest tournament is the A Group and this year features 6 out of the top 10 ranked players; world champion Vishy Anand, world #1 Magnus Carlsen, defending champion Lev Aronian, rising star Fabiano Caruana, world #6 Sergey Karjakin, and US champion Hikaru Nakamura.

Chess.com has live coverage and commentary of round 4 with IM Daniel Rensch & GM Ben Finegold. See here for the latest details (scroll down the page).

Chess.com coverage starts at 05:30 Pacific, 08:30 Eastern in the US (13:30 UTC).


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Round 3 - Official website report

After the dry spell of the first two rounds, the 75th Tata Steel Chess Tournament broke open in the third round with victories in three of the seven games. In sole lead is Russia's Sergey Karjakin after beating Wang Hao of China. The Chinese grandmaster equalized comfortably on the Black side of a Petroff Defence, and could even claim a small advantage after some 20 moves. However, with the strong 27.g4! White turned the tide and after some haphazard play by his opponent in the ensuing rook endgame Karjakin collected the full point and moved to 2½ out of 3.
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The first player to finish his game was top favorite Magnus Carlsen. His clock barely showed less time than he started with, indicating an effortless victory. It was indeed more his opponent Loek van Wely's doing, who mixed up two variations in an old line of the Averbakh King's Indian early on, ending up in an endgame that offered little chances of survival. The Dutchman resigned when the loss of a pawn signaled the collapse of his position.
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The World Number One was joined on 2 out of 3 by World Champion Viswanathan Anand, who beat Fabiano Caruana in an exemplary Ruy Lopez. With small maneuvers – from controlling square d5, to dominating the c-file – the Indian chess wizard kept nagging the young Italian who drifted into time trouble. Anand was especially proud of 31.Kh1!, threatening Qc6. Black promptly made his decisive mistake with 31...Be7 after which White infiltrated with 32.Qc7, with the black king soon running for his life.
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The remaining four games ended in rather uneventful draws, although Erwin l'Ami and Pentala Harikrishna had to take a little care against Hou Yifan and Levon Aronian respectively. The games Sokolov-Giri and Leko-Nakamura were more interesting from a theoretical perspective than from the perspective of the audience.
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Group A Standings After 3 Rounds

1 Karjakin, Sergey  RUS  2780
2 Anand, Viswanathan  IND  2772 2
3 Harikrishna, Pentala  IND  2698 2
4 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2861 2
5 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2769
6 L'Ami, Erwin  NED  2627
7 Aronian, Levon  ARM  2802
8 Leko, Peter  HUN  2735
9 Sokolov, Ivan  NED  2663
10 Caruana, Fabiano  ITA  2781 1
11 Giri, Anish  NED  2720 1
12 Wang, Hao  CHN  2752 1
13 Van Wely, Loek  NED  2679 1
14 Hou, Yifan  CHN  2603 1

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In Grandmaster Group B Sergey Tiviakov had to settle for a draw against Jan Timman and was joined in the lead by Richard Rapport. The Hungarian had no compassion with Holland's Sipke Ernst who recorded his third loss, this time on the White side of a sharp Benoni.
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B Group Round 3 Results

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

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B Group Round 3 Standings

1 Tiviakov, Sergei  NED  2655
2 Rapport, Richard  HUN  2621
3 Movsesian, Sergei  ARM  2688 2
4 Timman, Jan H  NED  2566 2
5 Smeets, Jan  NED  2615 2
6 Naiditsch, Arkadij  GER  2708
7 Dubov, Daniil  RUS  2600
8 Edouard, Romain  FRA  2686
9 Nikolic, Predrag  BIH  2619
10 Van Kampen, Robin  NED  2581 1
11 Ipatov, Alexander  TUR  2587 1
12 Grandelius, Nils  SWE  2572 1
13 Turov, Maxim  RUS  2630 1
14 Ernst, Sipke  NED  2556 0

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In Group C, the leaders Sabino Brunello and Fernando Peralta drew their mutual game allowing Hjorvarr Stein Gretarsson of Iceland and Brazil's Krikor Mekhitarian to catch up with them.
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C Group Round 3 Results

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

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C Group Round 3 Standings

1 Brunello, Sabino  ITA  2572
2 Peralta, Fernando  ARG  2617
3 Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn  ISL  2516
4 Mekhitarian, Krikor Sevag  BRA  2543
5 Bitensky, Igor  ISR  2400 2
6 Kovchan, Alexander  UKR  2579
7 Swinkels, Robin  NED  2508
8 Romanishin, Oleg M  UKR  2521 1
9 Van Der Werf, Mark  NED  2450 1
10 Admiraal, Miguoel  NED  2321 1
11 Burg, Twan  NED  2492 1
12 Klein, David  NED  2445 1
13 Goryachkina, Aleksandra  RUS  2402 ½ 
14 Schut, Lisa  NED  2295 ½ 

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

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  • hace 22 meses

    alcor

    Anand-Caruana: if 41...Ke8, then 42.Rf6!

  • hace 22 meses

    Vingore

    Go Carlsen!

  • hace 22 meses

    Sahasrara

    Live update: Anand won, Carlsen won, Caruana won, Van Wely won.

    The rest draw or loss. 

  • hace 22 meses

    Chess_Lover11

    Anand won against Aronian too! Hell yea!!!!

  • hace 22 meses

    GMRufus

    Top Tournament

  • hace 22 meses

    Lozen

    my support to Miss Yifan Hou. women are sweeter than men ... Smile

  • hace 22 meses

    Gerigoorian

    ITs time to see  Aronian wining the turny by  using the same taktic that

    Tigran V petrosian used to use.Levon shveda hajere ko amenalaven en maghtum.

  • hace 22 meses

    xozw

    iithnk carlsen beat sergei in dramatic match

  • hace 22 meses

    ardiyono

    salute to hou yifan. the only woman in hard group. 

  • hace 22 meses

    MH1986

    Please Anand. Please. for god's sake please return to your good old days.

  • hace 22 meses

    deepak64

    All games are very good.

  • hace 22 meses

    Rasparovov

    Finally Anand shows how a world champion plays! 

  • hace 22 meses

    Wish_Master

    I think If caruana plays Ke8 Rf6 and anand is two pawns up, it should be winning..

     

    And if van wely plays 18. b6 19. Be7 is good for carlsen

  • hace 22 meses

    EternalChess

    Props to Loek Van Wely, the only player with enough guts to resign before getting strangled and killed by Carlsen in the endgame.

  • hace 22 meses

    EternalChess

    Carlsen looks nothing like Shrek (Rooney).. you are crazy.

  • hace 22 meses

    Wappinschaw

    Magnus Carlsen??, Wayne Rooney, anyone??

  • hace 22 meses

    Wappinschaw

    Chessplayers really dont help themselves do they? Nakamura with that silly hat and Anand wearing a sweater with Niit written on it!

  • hace 22 meses

    vipinzamvar

    Can somebody explain. In the Anand vs Caruana match, why did Black resign. Why can't he play Ke8. Anand will lose either the Bishop or the Rook. What am I missing?

  • hace 22 meses

    dokter_nee

    He will play R f6  exchange rooks and will be two pawns up. Game over.

  • hace 22 meses

    vipinzamvar

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