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Tata Steel 2013 Round 12 - Carlsen Wraps It Up

  • SonofPearl
  • on 26.01.13 11:55.

tata_logo blue.jpgThe 2013 Tata Steel Chess tournament 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.


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Round 12 - Official website report

Magnus Carlsen, the world number one from Norway, has won the 75th Tata Steel Chess Tournament with one round to spare. He took care of Hikaru Nakamura in spectacular fashion, and in short order. Nakamura resigned when he was unable to defend against the destructive 32.f7.

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As Levon Aronian was easily held to a draw by Anish Giri, Carlsen increased his lead to a point-and-a-half and will face Giri tomorrow in an effort to break Garry Kasparov's record of 10/13, set in 1999.

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Viswanathan Anand joined Levon Aronian in second place after defeating Erwin l'Ami. Even though the Dutchman got a better endgame with black out of the opening, the World Champion showed his true mettle this time, and outplayed his opponent gradually.

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In the battle for Best Dutchman of the tournament, Loek van Wely again took the lead recovering from a loss in the previous round, as he had done already twice before in this tournament. His opponent Fabiano Caruana had his back against the wall all afternoon, and eventually lost a race for checkmate.

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Ivan Sokolov's trouble is only increasing, and for the remaining Dutchman the end of the tournament can't come too soon. In a better position against Hou Yifan, he self-pinned his knight only to find out that keeping the piece out of harm's way cost him a pawn and the position.

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The games Harikrishna-Wang Hao and Leko-Karjakin ended in a draw from uneventful endgames.

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Group A Standings After 12 Rounds

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

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Whereas the fight for first in the A-Group proved to be a bit anti-climatic, the heat is on in Group B. Arkadij Naiditsch and Sergey Movsesian could only draw their games and Richard Rapport took advantage of this by beating Jan Timman, thus joining them in the lead with 8 out of 12. The three leaders will all face players from the bottom of the standings tomorrow.

Richard Rapport joined the leaders in Group B

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Group B Round 12 Results

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

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Group B Standings After 12 Rounds

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

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Sabino Brunello and Fernando Peralta again won their game in Group C and are now in first place with 10(!) points out of 12 games. In round 13 Brunello has the easier pairing, playing with black versus Miguoel Admiraal, while Peralta will face 2nd seed Alexander Kovchan, also with black.

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Group C Round 12 Results

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

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Group C Standings After 12 Rounds

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

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

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  • vor 19 Monate

    SonofPearl

    The final round tomorrow (Sunday) starts 1½ hours earlier at 12:00 local time (11:00 GMT).

  • vor 19 Monate

    davidmelbourne

    Naka at least tried to mix it up; brave,foolish, but brave. Carlson ...wow!

  • vor 19 Monate

    abiogenesis23

    I love how Magnus played 1.e4 all tournament, 1.d4 is BORING

  • vor 19 Monate

    thesquasher

    Congrats to Carlsen!

  • vor 19 Monate

    sapientdust

    Congrats to Magnus. We are seeing history in the making. "All" that remains is for Magnus to take the Candidates and dispatch Anand.

  • vor 19 Monate

    hakim2005

    yifan did it again. i really love her

  • vor 19 Monate

    Czechman

    Naka haters - the line forms to the left. No pushing and shoving please.

  • vor 19 Monate

    EternalChess

    Well unlike the Dutch players, Aronian and Carlsen don't throw the game stupidly.. congrats to Carlsen, what a beast!

  • vor 19 Monate

    Am1nOS

    Carlsen punished nakamura's bizarre chess.

  • vor 19 Monate

    P_G_M

    Nakamura has the worst record (classical chess games) against Carlsen of all top GM 0-7-12 

    And today's game just proves why Laughing

    Next time they meet for a classical chess game Nakamura should just resign after the first move and save himself from another embarrassing performance.

  • vor 19 Monate

    chichito

    I wish magnus to break all records of the arrogant kasparov

  • vor 19 Monate

    chichito

    magnus: whos your daddy?

    nakamura: you dont ask what you already know!

    magnus: so this game is a waste of time, lets get outta here 

    nakamura: ok daddy!!!!

    magnus: good boy

  • vor 19 Monate

    TheMagicianPaul

    Congratulations Carlsen, winner of Tata Steel Chess 2013, a wonderful tournament for him! Tomorrow we will see if he can break Kaspy's 10/13 record.

  • vor 19 Monate

    thought_control

    GM Carlsen is wrecking former WC GM Kasparov in every way!  He just needs to become World Champion.

  • vor 19 Monate

    GeniusKJ

    Amazing game by Magnus!

  • vor 19 Monate

    eatherquake

    Bravo Magnus

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