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73rd Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2011 (1)

Fantastic Start to Tata Steel Tournament

Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian drew their potentially key round 1 game.

Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian drew their potentially key round 1 game. | http://www.tatasteelchess.com

There was a great start to the 73rd Wijk aan Zee tournament with its new sponsor of Tata Steel. World Champion Viswanathan Anand won a nice positional game against Ruslan Ponomariov where his pressure eventually cracked his opponent. Hikaru Nakamura got a near decisive advantage out of the opening against Alexander Grischuk and even a desperate piece sacrifice from the Russian didn't change matters, this won the game of the day prize. Jan Smeets shocked Alexei Shirov in his own specialist line. Smeets' (with the help of second Jan Gustafsson) novelty led to a win in just 4 more moves, one has to wonder if Shirov didn't confuse some part of his preparation. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave played a fantastic game against Wang Hao and seemed to have many ways to win, as it was he allowed a miracle swindle and the game finished in a draw. Ian Nepomniachtchi managed to hold on as white against Vladimir Kramnik after the latter's novelty in the Scotch initially caused him trouble. The game of the day was supposed to be Magnus Carlsen against Levon Aronian, although the game was drawn in only 28 moves the position looked very, very risky for white at one stage.

The first game to finish in the 2011 Tata Steel tournament was Jan Smeets defeat of Alexei Shirov in his pet Ruy Lopez line in less than two hours. Whilst specialisation allows greater depth of knowledge it also means he can run into new ideas. Here Shirov made an incorrect calculation just two moves after the Bd7 novelty on move 22 and resigned on move 25.

Jan Smeets against Alexei Shirov. Photo © 2011 www.tatasteelchess.com.

Smeets,Jan - Shirov,Alexei [C78]

73rd Tata Steel GMA Wijk aan Zee NED (1), 15.01.2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.a4 Rb8 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.axb5 axb5 11.Na3 0-0 12.Nxb5 Bg4 13.Re1 Bxf3 14.gxf3 Nh5 15.Kh1 Qf6 16.Rg1 exd4 17.Bg5 Qe5 18.Bd5 dxc3 19.Bxc6 cxb2 20.Rb1 Bxf2 21.Rg2 Rb6 22.Bd7N

Smeets and his second Jan Gustafsson were reasonably assured that Shirov would head for this line. Here their novelty pays off almost immediately. [22.Qd5 Bc5 23.Rbxb2 Rxc6 24.Qxc6 Ng3+ 25.hxg3 Qxg5 26.Rb1 Qh5+ 27.Rh2 Qxf3+ 28.Rg2 Qh5+ ½-½ Ivanchuk,V (2749)-Shirov,A (2723)/Wijk aan Zee NED 2010/The Week in Chess 795]

22...Bc5 23.Na7

Alexei Shirov

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Jan Smeets

Position after 23.Na7

23...Ra8??

[23...f6 24.Bd2 d5 25.Qc2 dxe4 26.fxe4 Kh8]

24.Nc6 Rxc6 25.Bxc6

and Shirov called it a day.

1-0

Magnus Carlsen against Levon Aronian. Photo © 2011 www.tatasteelchess.com.

Hard on the heels of this early finish the top pairing of the day between World Numbers 1 and 3, Magnus Carlsen against Levon Aronian was a very sharp Scotch Game which both sides had to calculate very accurately just to hold the balance. The game finished in 28 moves with a repetition but nevertheless a very interesting game.

Carlsen,Magnus - Aronian,Levon [C45]

73rd Tata Steel GMA Wijk aan Zee NED (1), 15.01.2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Ba6 9.Nd2 g6 10.b3 Bg7 11.Bb2 Nb4 12.0-0-0N

Turning the game into a very, very sharp race. [12.Nf3 0-1 Petrosian,D (2490)-Grandelius,N (2476)/Sarajevo BIH 2010/The Week in Chess 810 (27)]. This might be a novelty but it seems this was a move that had been studied by Aronian also.

12...Nxa2+ 13.Kb1 Nb4 14.Ne4 0-0 15.Qf3 Rfe8 16.Nf6+ Bxf6 17.exf6 Qc5 18.h4

[18.Qf4 is clearly an alternative.]

18...d5

This seems to be the move that took Carlsen out of his preparation and Aronian was feeling quite confident here.

19.Qf4 dxc4 20.bxc4 Rab8 21.Qh6

Now white has to force the queens off before he gets mated.

21...Qf8 22.Qxf8+ Kxf8 23.h5 Bc8?!

There are other moves here but this more or less forces the draw. Afterwards in an audio interview on ChessVibes Aronian said that he could hope for more than a draw in this position and forgot that Bd3 is an eventual answer to Bf5.

24.hxg6 fxg6

[24...Bf5+ also holds but doesn't look more accurate.]

25.Rxh7 Bf5+ 26.Ka1 Nc2+ 27.Ka2 Nb4+ 28.Ka1 ½-½

Levon Aronian

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Magnus Carlsen

Final Position after 28.Ka1

Ian Nepomniachtchi against Vladimir Kramnik. Photo © 2011 www.tatasteelchess.com.

Ian Nepomniachtchi walked into a high quality opening novelty in the Scotch from Vladimir Kramnik and quickly looked like he should be in trouble. However Nepomniachtchi found sufficient counter-play but was still on the defensive and only when Kramnik missed a nice tactical idea did he finally have to settle for the draw.

Nepomniachtchi,Ian - Kramnik,Vladimir [C45]

73rd Tata Steel GMA Wijk aan Zee NED (1), 15.01.2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Nb6 9.Nc3 Bb7 10.Bf4 g6

A new move. 10...Qe6 11.0-0-0 a5 12.Qc2 Ba6 13.Bd3 Bb4 14.b3 a4 15.Bf5 Qe7 16.Ne4 h6 17.Qd3 axb3 18.axb3 Nd5 19.Qg3 Nxf4 20.Qxf4 Bc8 21.Kb2 0-0 22.Rd4 d6 23.exd6 cxd6 24.Rhd1 Qa7 25.Kc2 Qa2+ 26.Kd3 Ra3 27.Nd2 Bxf5+ 28.Qxf5 Re8 29.Re4 Rxb3+ 30.Ke2 Rxe4+ 31.Qxe4 Rb2 32.Qe8+ Kh7 33.Qe4+ g6 34.Qf4 Rxd2+ 35.Rxd2 Qxd2+ 36.Qxd2 Bxd2 37.Kxd2 Kg7 38.Kd3 Kf6 39.Ke4 Ke6 40.f4 f5+ 41.Kd3 c5 0-1 Zelcic,R (2556)-Zaja,I (2445)/Omis CRO 2006

11.h4 Bg7 12.0-0-0 0-0 13.h5 Rae8 14.Re1 Ba6 15.Qe4 Qc5

Already this looks very good for black.

16.Bg3 Bxc4

Vladimir Kramnik

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Ian Nepomniachtchi

Position after 16...Bxc4

17.hxg6

[17.Qh4 is the only alternative.]

17...fxg6 18.Na4 Nxa4 19.Qxc4+ Kh8 20.Rh4 d5 21.Qc2 Qxc2+ 22.Kxc2 Nc5 23.f3 g5 24.Rg4 Rf5

Vladimir Kramnik

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Ian Nepomniachtchi

Position after 24...Rf5

25.Bd3

Would have been played with a heavy heart. However 25.Bf2 h5 26.Rb4 a5 looks great for black.

25...Nxd3 26.Kxd3 h5 27.Rh1 h4 28. f4 Kg8 29. Bh2 c5 30. b3 Kf7 31. Rxg5 Rxg5 32. fxg5 Kg6 33. Bf4 Rh8?!

Vladimir Kramnik

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Ian Nepomniachtchi

Position after 33...Rh8?!

Allowing white a drawing idea. 33... Bxe5 34. Rxh4 Bxf4 35. Rxf4 should be a draw also.

34. e6! Re8

Retracting his error as: 34... Kf5 35. e7 Kxf4 36. Rxh4+!! wins for white.

35. Re1 Kf5 36. Bxc7 Rxe6 1/2-1/2

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave against Wang Hao. Photo © 2011 www.tatasteelchess.com.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave played a very good game against Wang Hao and reached a position where several moves win. But instead Vachier chose a move that allowed Wang Hao to play an amazing swindle he had up his sleeve that saved the game for him.

Vachier-Lagrave,Maxime - Wang Hao [D19]

73rd Tata Steel GMA Wijk aan Zee NED (1), 15.01.2011

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.e3 e6 7.Bxc4 Bb4 8.0-0 Nbd7 9.Qe2 0-0 10.e4 Bg6 11.Bd3 Bh5 12.e5 Nd5 13.Nxd5 cxd5 14.Qe3 Be7 15.Bd2 Nb8 16.a5 a6 17.Rfc1 Nc6 18.Ne1 Qd7

Maybe less accurate than the known: 18...Bg6 19.Bxg6 hxg6 20.Nd3 Rc8 21.Qf4 Qd7 22.h4 Na7 23.Bc3 Nb5 24.Bb4 Bxb4 25.Nxb4 Rxc1+ 26.Rxc1 Qd8 27.Ra1 Qc7 28.Qd2 Rc8 29.g3 Qc4 30.Rd1 Qb3 31.Kg2 Rc4 32.Nd3 Nxd4 33.h5 gxh5 34.Rh1 Nc6 0-1 Gralka,J (2289)-Klasan,V (2151)/Indjija SCG 2004/The Week in Chess 495

19.Bc2 Qd8 20.Qh3!

White's plan is clear. He wants to force black to exchange on g6 with the h-pawn rather than the f-pawn because he has much better attacking prospects.

20...Bg6 21.Bxg6 hxg6 22.Qg4 Rc8 23.Nf3 Qd7 24.Bg5 Bb4 25.Qh4 Ne7 26.g4 Rxc1+ 27.Rxc1 Rc8 28.Kg2

28.Rc3 straight away is probably winning according to Vachier in an audio interview on ChessVibes

28...Nc6 29.Rd1 Bxa5 30.Rd3 Nb4 31.Rb3 Qb5 32.Be7?

Wang Hao

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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Position after 31...Qb5

White has a number of winning continuations but instead walks into a really, really nasty retort that holds the game. [32.Nd2; 32.Bf6 Rc1 33.Ng5 Qf1+ 34.Kg3 Qg1+ 35.Kf4 both are easily winning]

32...Nd3!!

It is almost unbelievable that this draws. Actually Vachier saw this move, it was just a later g5 (also pointed out in commentary by Peter Svidler on ICC) in one line allowing Qd3 controlling h7 that he missed and so now he just has to settle for the draw. Sadly for Vachier 33.Rxd3 fails to the intermezzo 33...g5 when it is black who wins.

33.Rxb5 Nf4+ 34.Kg3 Ne2+ 35.Kh3 Nf4+ 36.Kg3 Ne2+ 37.Kg2 Nf4+

White allows repetition. There are lines where he can even lose.

½-½

Hikaru Nakamura against Alexander Grischuk. Photo © 2011 www.tatasteelchess.com.

Hikaru Nakamura won a very easy game against Alexander Grischuk after the latter's Queen's Gambit was a complete failure landing him with a horribly passive position. Nakamura's advantage was so large that Grischuk felt it necessary to sacrifice a piece but it didn't change the course of the game.

Nakamura,Hikaru - Grischuk,Alexander [D38]

73rd Tata Steel GMA Wijk aan Zee NED (1), 15.01.2011

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.e3 c5 8.dxc5 Qa5 9.Rc1 Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 0-0 11.Nd4 Qxc5

[11...Qxa2 12.Be2 Qa3 13.Nb5 Qxc5 14.Bf4 Ne8 15.0-0 Nb6 16.Qd4 Qxd4 17.cxd4 Bd7 18.Rb1 Bxb5 19.Rxb5 Nf6 20.Bc7 Nfd7 21.Bg4 f5 22.Bf3 Rac8 23.Bxb6 Nxb6 24.g3 Rf6 25.Ra1 a6 26.Rb3 Kf8 27.Kg2 Ke7 28.Rab1 Rcc6 29.g4 fxg4 30.Bxg4 Kd8 31.Kg3 Kc7 32.f3 Rc4 33.Rd3 Nc8 34.e4 Ne7 35.e5 Rf8 36.f4 g6 37.Rf1 b5 38.f5 gxf5 39.Bh5 Rg8+ 40.Kf4 0-1 Potkin,V (2646)-Tomashevsky,E (2699)/Moscow RUS 2010/The Week in Chess 840]

12.Bd3 Ne4 13.Bf4 Nb6?

Perhaps this is the start of all black's troubles.

14.Qc2 h6 15.f3 Nf6 16.g4

White is clearly on top.

16...Re8 17.Kf2 Nc4 18.h4 Bxg4

Black's position is so miserable that this is may be a good try. But it doesn't change the assessment of winning for white.

19.Bxc4 dxc4 20.fxg4 Nxg4+ 21.Kf3 Ne5+ 22.Bxe5 Rxe5 23.Kf2!

Alexander Grischuk

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Hikaru Nakamura

Position after 23.Kf2!

Not the only move but white plays very nicely.

23...Rae8 24.Rh3 b5 25.Rg1 Re4 26.Qd1 b4 27.Qf3 Rxe3

Allows a trade to a simple endgame. 27...Kh8

28.Rxg7+ Kxg7 29.Qg4+ Kf8 30.Rxe3 Rxe3 31.Kxe3 bxc3 32.Ke2 Qe5+ 33.Kd1 Qh2 34.Ne2 Qd6+ 35.Qd4 Qxd4+ 36.Nxd4 Kg7 37.Nc6 a6 38.Nb8 a5 39.a4 Kf6 40.Nc6 Ke6 41.Nxa5 Kd5 42.Kc2 1-0

Nakamura won the 500-euro "Piet Zwart Prize" for the day's best game (named for a former tournament director).

Ruslan Ponomariov against Viswanathan Anand. Photo © 2011 www.tatasteelchess.com.

Viswanathan Anand defeated Ruslan Ponomariov on the black side of a Najdorf Sicilian. Anand played for a slow positional advantage and eventually Ponomariov started to crack around and after the first time control where he just lost his queen, A nice game from the World Champion who can be a slow starter.

Ponomariov,Ruslan - Anand,Viswanathan [B92]

73rd Tata Steel GMA Wijk aan Zee NED (1), 15.01.2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Be3 Be6 10.Nd5 Nbd7 11.Qd3 Bxd5 12.exd5 Nc5 13.Qd2 Nfe4 14.Qb4 a5 15.Qb5 Qc7 16.Qc4

16.Rad1 b6 17.f3 Nf6 18.f4 Nfd7 19.fxe5 Nxe5 20.Nd4 Rfe8 21.Nf5 Bf8 22.c3 Rab8 23.Rd4 g6 24.Nh6+ Bxh6 25.Bxh6 f5 26.Rdd1 Qe7 27.Bd2 Ne4 28.Bf4 Nf7 29.Rfe1 Qh4 30.g3 Qf6 31.Bf3 g5 32.Be3 Ne5 33.Bg2 Qh6 34.Bd4 g4 35.Qf1 Nd2 36.Qxf5 Ndf3+ 37.Kf2 Nxd4 0-1 Froeyman,H (2311)-Maenhout,T (2303)/Bruges BEL 2006/The Week in Chess 591

16...Rac8 17.Rfd1 f5 18.c3 Qd8 19.Qb5 b6 20.Nd2 Nxd2 21.Bxd2 Bf6 22.Rab1 e4 23.b4 Nd7 24.Rb3 Be5 25.a3 Rf7 26.c4 axb4 27.axb4 Ra8 28.Bc3 Bxc3 29.Rxc3 Ra2 30.Re3 g6 31.Bf1 Qf6 32.Rde1 Kg7 33.R3e2 Ra3 34.Qc6 h5 35.Re3 Ra7 36.h3 h4 37.Rb3 Ra2 38.Rbe3 g5 39.R3e2 Ra7 40.Qc8?!

The start of a very bad plan.

40...Ne5 41.Rc2 Rf8 42.Qe6 Qd8!

Viswanathan Anand

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Ruslan Ponomariov

Position after 42...Qd8!

Presumably white missed this. Now he loses his Queen.

43.c5 bxc5 44.bxc5 Rf6 45.Qxe5 dxe5 46.d6

Does no-one resign these days?

46...g4 47.hxg4 fxg4 48.g3 hxg3 49.fxg3 Qa5 50.Rec1 Qa3 51.Rc3 Qb2 52.R1c2 Qb4 0-1

Erwin L'Ami and Anish Giri played out a long draw from a Slav where Giri ended up with an extra pawn but white had the two bishops and more space. A draw was always the likely result.

Anish Giri

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Erwin L'Ami

Position after 52...Ne6!

53.Bxe6+

[53.Ka5 Nd4 54.Bxf7 Nf3 55.Ka6 (55.e6+ Kd6 56.Ka6 Nd4) 55...Nxe5 56.Bg6 Kc7 57.Kxa7 Nc6+!! also draws

53...Kxe6 54.Ka5 Kd5! 55.Ka6 Kc4 56.Ka5 Kc5 57.Ka6 Kc5 58.Ka5 1/2

73rd Tata Steel GMA Wijk aan Zee (NED), 14-30 i 2011 cat. XX (2740)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2810 * . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 1
2. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2751 . * . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1
3. Smeets, Jan g NED 2662 . . * . . . . . . . . . . 1 1
4. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2814 . . . * ½ . . . . . . . . . ½ 2805
5. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2805 . . . ½ * . . . . . . . . . ½ 2814
6. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2784 . . . . . * . . ½ . . . . . ½ 2733
7. Wang, Hao g CHN 2731 . . . . . . * ½ . . . . . . ½ 2715
8. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2715 . . . . . . ½ * . . . . . . ½ 2731
9. Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2733 . . . . . ½ . . * . . . . . ½ 2784
10. Giri, Anish g NED 2686 . . . . . . . . . * ½ . . . ½ 2628
11. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2628 . . . . . . . . . ½ * . . . ½ 2686
12. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2773 . 0 . . . . . . . . . * . . 0
13. Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2744 0 . . . . . . . . . . . * . 0
14. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2722 . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . * 0
Round 1 (January 15, 2011)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 42 D38 QGD Ragozin
Smeets, Jan - Shirov, Alexei 1-0 25 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Carlsen, Magnus - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 28 C45 Scotch Game
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Wang, Hao ½-½ 37 D19 Slav Defence
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 36 C45 Scotch Game
L'Ami, Erwin - Giri, Anish ½-½ 58 D16 Slav Lasker/Smyslov
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 52 B92 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Be2

David Navara against Radoslaw Wojtaszek. Photo © 2011 www.tatasteelchess.com.

In the B-Group Elo-favourite Radoslaw Wojtaszek was defeated by David Navara in a Rook and Pawn ending.

73rd Tata Steel GMB Wijk aan Zee (NED), 14-30 i 2011 cat. XVII (2659)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Navara, David g CZE 2708 * . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . 1
2. Efimenko, Zahar g UKR 2701 . * . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 1
3. Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2667 . . * . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1
4. McShane, Luke J g ENG 2664 . . . * . . . . . . . . . 1 1
5. Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2707 . . . . * . . . ½ . . . . . ½ 2636
6. Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2664 . . . . . * ½ . . . . . . . ½ 2673
7. So, Wesley g PHI 2673 . . . . . ½ * . . . . . . . ½ 2664
8. Li, Chao b g CHN 2649 . . . . . . . * . ½ . . . . ½ 2584
9. Tkachiev, Vladislav g FRA 2636 . . . . ½ . . . * . . . . . ½ 2707
10. Nijboer, Friso g NED 2584 . . . . . . . ½ . * . . . . ½ 2649
11. Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2726 0 . . . . . . . . . * . . . 0
12. Ganguly, Surya Shekhar g IND 2651 . . 0 . . . . . . . . * . . 0
13. Hammer, Jon Ludvig g NOR 2647 . 0 . . . . . . . . . . * . 0
14. Spoelman, Wouter g NED 2547 . . . 0 . . . . . . . . . * 0
Round 1 (January 15, 2011)
Sargissian, Gabriel - Ganguly, Surya Shekhar 1-0 38 D20 QGA
McShane, Luke J - Spoelman, Wouter 1-0 69 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Le, Quang Liem - So, Wesley ½-½ 36 E06 Catalan
Tkachiev, Vladislav - Fressinet, Laurent ½-½ 33 A09 Reti Opening
Nijboer, Friso - Li, Chao b ½-½ 33 C42 Petroff's Defence
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw - Navara, David 0-1 58 D90 Gruenfeld Flohr
Hammer, Jon Ludvig - Efimenko, Zahar 0-1 78 D38 QGD Ragozin

Illya Nyzhnyk against Murtas Kazhgaleyev. Photo © 2011 www.tatasteelchess.com.

In the C-Group there were plenty of decisive games. All eyes will be on Illya Nyzhnyk who has just become a GM at 14 and may just be at the very start of his Wijk aan Zee career. In the first round he effortlessly crushed Murtas Kazhgaleyev who is the top rated player in the section.

73rd Tata Steel GMC Wijk aan Zee (NED), 14-30 i 2011 cat. XI (2507)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Vocaturo, Daniele g ITA 2570 * . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1
2. Nyzhnyk, Illya g UKR 2530 . * . . . . . . . . 1 . . . 1
3. Tania, Sachdev m IND 2391 . . * . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1
4. Swiercz, Dariusz g POL 2540 . . . * . . . . . . . . 1 . 1
5. Bluvshtein, Mark g CAN 2590 . . . . * ½ . . . . . . . . ½ 2518
6. Lahno, Kateryna g UKR 2518 . . . . ½ * . . . . . . . . ½ 2590
7. Bok, Benjamin m NED 2453 . . . . . . * ½ . . . . . . ½ 2439
8. Van Der Werf, Mark m NED 2439 . . . . . . ½ * . . . . . . ½ 2453
9. Siebrecht, Sebastian g GER 2439 . . . . . . . . * ½ . . . . ½ 2484
10. Pruijssers, Roeland m NED 2484 . . . . . . . . ½ * . . . . ½ 2439
11. Kazhgaleyev, Murtas g KAZ 2637 . 0 . . . . . . . . * . . . 0
12. Ivanisevic, Ivan g SRB 2630 . . 0 . . . . . . . . * . . 0
13. De Jong, Jan-Willem m NED 2437 . . . 0 . . . . . . . . * . 0
14. Van Kampen, Robin m NED 2443 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . * 0
Round 1 (January 15, 2011)
Nyzhnyk, Illya - Kazhgaleyev, Murtas 1-0 43 E94 King's Indian Classical
Swiercz, Dariusz - De Jong, Jan-Willem 1-0 33 C80 Ruy Lopez Open
Lahno, Kateryna - Bluvshtein, Mark ½-½ 44 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Van Der Werf, Mark - Bok, Benjamin ½-½ 72 A29 English Four Knights
Siebrecht, Sebastian - Pruijssers, Roeland ½-½ 71 E73 King's Indian Averbakh
Ivanisevic, Ivan - Tania, Sachdev 0-1 30 C25 Vienna Game
Van Kampen, Robin - Vocaturo, Daniele 0-1 83 C93 Ruy Lopez Smyslov

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