Last updated: Tuesday 17th January 2017 6:55 pm
79th Tata Steel Masters 2017 4
Mark Crowther (Tue Jan 17 18:54:00 2017)
Wei Yi lost to Magnus Carlsen in Round 4. Photo © | http://www.tatasteelchess.com/
Pavel Eljanov won a nice technical endgame against Baskaran Adhiban to lead the Tata Steel Masters going into the first rest day on Wednesday. He is being chased by Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So, both of whom also won in round 4.
Carlsen beat Wei Yi from a level position in a Bishops opening. 18...exd4 was criticised by Carlsen who then increased the pressure and in a difficult position and time trouble Wei Yi's position just collapsed. Wesley Wesley So enjoyed some advantage against Loek van Wely with black out of the opening but the result remained in the balance until time trouble intervened in So's favour.
The remaining games were drawn but Anish Giri missed a couple of wins against Dmitry Andreikin (who resisted well in a miserable position). Harikrishna-Karjakin was a fairly uneventful draw. Aronian-Nepomniachtchi was a sharp Benoni style position which finished with a repetition and both players had chances at various points in Rapport-Wojtaszek before the game was drawn.
Round 4 standings: 1st Eljanov 3.5pts 2nd Carlsen, So 3pts 4th Harikrishna, Karjakin 2.5pts 6th Giri, Andreikin, Aronian, Wei Yi 2pts 10th Nepomniachtchi, Wojtaszek 1.5pts 12th Rapport, Adhiban 1pt 14th Van Wely 0.5pts
Rest Day Wednesday 18th January 2017.
Round 5 pairings Thursday 19th January 2017:
Eljanov- Aronian, Karjakin- Adhiban, So-Harikrishna, Wojtaszek- Van Wely, Andreikin- Rapport, Wei Yi- Giri, Nepomniachtchi-CarlsenRead more ....
PRO Chess League 2017 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Fri Jan 13 13:02:00 2017)
The PRO Chess League is a rapid chess tournament taking place on the chess.com website, it runs 11th January to 26th March 2017. 48 city based teams from throughout the world start in four groups with matches being held every Wednesday. There are four players per team and they play each member of the opposition once (although substitutes are allowed) for a total of four games. The top six teams in each group qualify for the next stage. The final four play in a decider on the weekend of 25th-26th March. Time control 15 minutes plus 2 seconds a move. Leading players: Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov etc. Live video commentary on the chess.com website. Read more ....
PRO League Atlantic 2017 (7 Rds League Club TC:15m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games Atlantic
PRO League Central 2017 (7 Rds League Club TC:15m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games Central
PRO League Eastern 2017 (7 Rds League Club TC:15m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games Eastern
PRO League Pacific 2017 (7 Rds League Club TC:15m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games Pacific
46th Rilton Cup 2016-17 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Thu Jan 5 20:12:00 2017)
The 46th Rilton Cup took place 27th December 2016 to 5th January 2017. Leading players: Kamsky, Sasikiran, Kravtsiv. Bluebaum, Goganov, Ivan Sokolov, Volkov, Postny, Sevian etc. Krishnan Sasikiran won with 7.5/9 half a point clear of Sergey Volkov. Read more ....
Hastings Masters 2016-17 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Thu Jan 5 14:30:00 2017)
Deep Sengupta was the second Indian player in two days to suffer a shock loss on top board. In Round 2 he was beaten by Bobby Cheng. Photo © David Clayton. | http://www.hastingschess.com/
The Hastings Masters took place 29th December to 5th January 2017. SP Sethuraman, Alexandr Fier, Benjamin Gledura, Deep Sengupta, Murali Karthikeyan, Allan Stig Rasmussen, Danny Gormally, Mark Hebden etc Deep Sengupta took clear first on 7/9 half a point clear of five players tied on 6.5. Read more ....
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