Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2013

Tata Steel Chess tournament had 3 main tournaments (Group A, B and C) with round robin system, held at Dutch sea resort of Wijk aan Zee.

Participants

Group A

Group B

Group C

Name

Rating

Name

Rating

Name

Rating

Magnus Carlsen

2861

A. Naiditsch

2708

F. Peralta

2617

Levon Aronian

2802

S. Movsesian

2688

A. Kovchan

2579

Fabiano Caruana

2781

R. Edouard

2686

S. Brunello

2572

Sergey Karjakin

2780

S. Tiviakov

2655

K. Mekhitarian

2543

V. Anand

2772

M. Turov

2630

O. Romanishin

2521

Hikaru Nakamura

2769

R. Rapport

2621

H S Gretarsson

2516

Hao Wang

2752

P. Nikolic

2619

R. Swinkels

2508

Peter Leko

2735

J. Smeets

2615

T. Burg

2492

Anish Giri

2726

D. Dubov

2600

M. Van Der Werf

2450

P. Harikrishna

2698

A. laptov

2587

D. Klein

2445

Loek Van Wely

2679

R. Van Kampen

2581

A. Goryachkina

2402

Ivan Sokolov

2667

N. Grandelius

2572

I. Bitensky

2400

Erwin L’Ami

2627

J. Timman

2566

M. Admirral

2321

Yifan Hou

2603

S. Ernst

2556

L. Schut

2295

Magnus Carlsen won the tournament in the group A with 10/13 and equalize Garry’s 1999 record in the same tournament. In the final game, According to expert Magnus was bit lucky and Anish Giri missed Qa3 on 28th and 29th move while fighting for second Anand lost against Wang Hao. With the score 8.5 Aronian (Defending Champion) had to settle for silver while Anand got the third place while inthe Group B, A. Naiditsch emerged as winner on the basis of tie-break points and Rapport had to satisfy with second place after scoring equal points (9) as Naiditsch. Smeets Jan ended up with third place on the basis of tie break. In Group C, Brunello emerged as sole winner of the group with 2764 Rating performance and 11 points out of 13.

Game of the tournament in the eye of Amateurs

The game was played between Anand and Aronian which was only 23 moves long and a complete demolition for Aronian. In Anand’s Words “This could easily be one of the best games I have played. To win a game like this against Levon, who is my nightmare opponent, as you probably know, is definitely wonderful. Funnily enough both my black wins against him have been real classics. I don’t win that often, but when I do it is at least a good one.”

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