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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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  • vor 20 Monate

    acceptance90

    Can someone please explain this? In the anand´s game at the ending, what would happen if black played Ke8? 

    Anand rook and bishop would be hanging.. is there a tactic to get out or the extra piece is just not enough compensation?

    (if you could answer as well in a private message i would be very thankful) 

  • vor 20 Monate

    banjo_wizard

    On move 18 why didn't Van Wely play b6 instead of Re8. b6 would have saved the pawn advantage after the sacrifice of Carlsen.

    Someone please explain! :)

  • vor 20 Monate

    GeniusKJ

    Once I see one more win from Vishy I'll say Anand is back!
    The critique he's been receiving lately has got to him and he's now motivated to get back into the 2800 club and show who's boss.

  • vor 20 Monate

    peacefulblue

    Congratulations GM Sergei Karjakin. Your two scintillating wins made my day Smile

  • vor 20 Monate

    dcremisi

    Seems like a lot of early resignation,  according to the computer none of the positions from group A had greater than+ 1.5 when black resigned.

  • vor 20 Monate

    sixtyfoursquares

    Drawnand has become Wonand!  Keep it up Anand!

  • vor 20 Monate

    Vivinski

    Good for Anand!

  • vor 20 Monate

    hakim2005

    this is the real Anand

  • vor 20 Monate

    pyrta

    Im very happy for Anand! I hope that all crap about him and his ambition will stop. 

  • vor 20 Monate

    TheMagicianPaul

    Drawnand won! Now where's my champagne bottle..

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