Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018: Round 10

January 25, 2018

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018, went on the road to Groningen for round 10 on Wednesday 24th January. It would be the last round before the final rest day. And this rest day would probably be needed as Groningen is a couple of hours away from the tournament’s regular […check it out!]

Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018: Round 9

January 25, 2018

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament continued on Tuesday 23rd January, with round nine. There had been a rest day on Monday 22nd January, with Magnus Carlsen, Anish Giri and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov sharing the lead on 5.5/8. Play resumed under an interesting situation, namely that the players would be travelling by […check it out!]

Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018: Round 8

January 22, 2018

Round eight of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, would be the last round before the second (and penultimate) rest day. A day off would be very much needed, too, for it would see its fair amount of drama! This would leave a 3-way-tie between Carlsen, Giri and Mamedyarov. Hou, Yifan […check it out!]

Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018: Round 7

January 22, 2018

Round seven of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018 was held on Saturday 20th January. It would be the bloodiest round so far in this year’s tournament, with four of the seven games seeing points being earned. Full results were as follows: Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 Hou, Yifan Jones, Gawain ½-½ […check it out!]

Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018: Round 6

January 21, 2018

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018, continued after Thursday’s rest day, with round 6 taking place on Friday 19th January. Play returned to Wijk aan Zee following round 5 in Hilversum. All eyes would be on the boards of joint leaders, Anish Giri and Viswanathan Anand, (who would play each […check it out!]

Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018: Round 5

January 18, 2018

Round five of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018, took place on Wednesday 17th January. The Masters Group would play away from Wijk aan Zee. As part of the ‘chess on tour’ feature of the tournament, the round would be held in Hilversum. Specifically, it would be held at the […check it out!]

Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018: Round 4

January 18, 2018

Round four of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018, took place in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands on Tuesday 16th January. The round would see Dutch hero, Anish Giri, face off against World Champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway. The game would end in a draw — one of four in […check it out!]

Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018: Round 3

January 16, 2018

Now, it’s not like me to complain (honest), but, the one problem with the Tata Steel Chess tournament being held at this time of year in the Netherlands, is the weather. January is never very impressive in this part of Europe. On the bright side, it is not snowing or […check it out!]

Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Round 2

January 15, 2018

Round 2 of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018, took place in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands on Sunday 14th January. There were two very exciting match-ups for me. The first being Magnus Carlsen playing Black against Baskiran Adhiban — Adhiban had almost beat the World Champion at this tournament […check it out!]

Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018: Round 1

January 14, 2018

The 80th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, takes place in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands from January 12th to 28th 2018. The Masters Group sees 6 of the world’s top ten chess players competing. Among them, World Champion, world #1 and 5-time winner of the event, Magnus Carlsen. […check it out!]

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