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73rd Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2011 (Complete Pairings)

Two of the favourites Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian meet in Round 1

The A-Group 2011. Photo © Frits Agterdenbos.

The A-Group 2011. Photo © Frits Agterdenbos. | http://www.chessvista.com/

The pairings for all the groups in Wijk aan Zee have been published. Before the event starts the favourites are seen to be Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand and Levon Aronian. The draw has produced one of the possible key struggles with Magnus Carlsen having white against Levon Aronian in the very first round. Carlsen also has white against Anand in round 7. Anand-Aronian is in Round 8. Play starts at 12:30pm each day UK time except Round 13 which starts at 11:00am.

Opening Ceremony. Photo © 2011 Frits Agterdenbos.

Pairings Group A

Round 1. Sat 15th Jan 2011
Nepomniachtchi, Ian * Kramnik, Vladimir
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime * Wang, Hao
Nakamura, Hikaru * Grischuk, Alexander
Carlsen, Magnus * Aronian, Levon
Smeets, Jan * Shirov, Alexei
L'Ami, Erwin * Giri, Anish
Ponomariov, Ruslan * Anand, Viswanathan
Round 2. Sun 16th Jan 2011
Ponomariov, Ruslan * L'Ami, Erwin
Giri, Anish * Smeets, Jan
Shirov, Alexei * Carlsen, Magnus
Aronian, Levon * Nakamura, Hikaru
Grischuk, Alexander * Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
Wang, Hao * Nepomniachtchi, Ian
Anand, Viswanathan * Kramnik, Vladimir
Round 3. Mon 17th Jan 2011
Kramnik, Vladimir * Wang, Hao
Nepomniachtchi, Ian * Grischuk, Alexander
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime * Aronian, Levon
Nakamura, Hikaru * Shirov, Alexei
Carlsen, Magnus * Giri, Anish
Smeets, Jan * Ponomariov, Ruslan
L'Ami, Erwin * Anand, Viswanathan
Round 4. Tue 18th Jan 2011
L'Ami, Erwin * Smeets, Jan
Ponomariov, Ruslan * Carlsen, Magnus
Giri, Anish * Nakamura, Hikaru
Shirov, Alexei * Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
Aronian, Levon * Nepomniachtchi, Ian
Grischuk, Alexander * Kramnik, Vladimir
Anand, Viswanathan * Wang, Hao
Round 5. Thu 20th Jan 2011
Wang, Hao * Grischuk, Alexander
Kramnik, Vladimir * Aronian, Levon
Nepomniachtchi, Ian * Shirov, Alexei
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime * Giri, Anish
Nakamura, Hikaru * Ponomariov, Ruslan
Carlsen, Magnus * L'Ami, Erwin
Smeets, Jan * Anand, Viswanathan
Round 6. Fri 21st Jan 2011
Smeets, Jan * Carlsen, Magnus
L'Ami, Erwin * Nakamura, Hikaru
Ponomariov, Ruslan * Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
Giri, Anish * Nepomniachtchi, Ian
Shirov, Alexei * Kramnik, Vladimir
Aronian, Levon * Wang, Hao
Anand, Viswanathan * Grischuk, Alexander
Round 7. Sat 22nd Jan 2011
Grischuk, Alexander * Aronian, Levon
Wang, Hao * Shirov, Alexei
Kramnik, Vladimir * Giri, Anish
Nepomniachtchi, Ian * Ponomariov, Ruslan
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime * L'Ami, Erwin
Nakamura, Hikaru * Smeets, Jan
Carlsen, Magnus * Anand, Viswanathan
Round 8. Sun 23rd Jan 2011
Carlsen, Magnus * Nakamura, Hikaru
Smeets, Jan * Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
L'Ami, Erwin * Nepomniachtchi, Ian
Ponomariov, Ruslan * Kramnik, Vladimir
Giri, Anish * Wang, Hao
Shirov, Alexei * Grischuk, Alexander
Anand, Viswanathan * Aronian, Levon
Round 9. Tue 25th Jan 2011
Aronian, Levon * Shirov, Alexei
Grischuk, Alexander * Giri, Anish
Wang, Hao * Ponomariov, Ruslan
Kramnik, Vladimir * L'Ami, Erwin
Nepomniachtchi, Ian * Smeets, Jan
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime * Carlsen, Magnus
Nakamura, Hikaru * Anand, Viswanathan
Round 10. Wed 26th Jan 2011
Nakamura, Hikaru * Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
Carlsen, Magnus * Nepomniachtchi, Ian
Smeets, Jan * Kramnik, Vladimir
L'Ami, Erwin * Wang, Hao
Ponomariov, Ruslan * Grischuk, Alexander
Giri, Anish * Aronian, Levon
Anand, Viswanathan * Shirov, Alexei
Round 11. Fri 28th Jan 2011
Shirov, Alexei * Giri, Anish
Aronian, Levon * Ponomariov, Ruslan
Grischuk, Alexander * L'Ami, Erwin
Wang, Hao * Smeets, Jan
Kramnik, Vladimir * Carlsen, Magnus
Nepomniachtchi, Ian * Nakamura, Hikaru
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime * Anand, Viswanathan
Round 12. Sat 29th Jan 2011
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime * Nepomniachtchi, Ian
Nakamura, Hikaru * Kramnik, Vladimir
Carlsen, Magnus * Wang, Hao
Smeets, Jan * Grischuk, Alexander
L'Ami, Erwin * Aronian, Levon
Ponomariov, Ruslan * Shirov, Alexei
Anand, Viswanathan * Giri, Anish
Round 13. Sun 30th Jan 2011
Giri, Anish * Ponomariov, Ruslan
Shirov, Alexei * L'Ami, Erwin
Aronian, Levon * Smeets, Jan
Grischuk, Alexander * Carlsen, Magnus
Wang, Hao * Nakamura, Hikaru
Kramnik, Vladimir * Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
Nepomniachtchi, Ian * Anand, Viswanathan

Local players Jan Smeets, Anish Giri and Erwin L'Ami Photo © 2011 Frits Agterdenbos.

Pairings Group B

Round 1. Sat 15th Jan 2011
Hammer, Jon Ludvig * Efimenko, Zahar
Sargissian, Gabriel * Ganguly, Surya Shekhar
Le, Quang Liem * So, Wesley
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw * Navara, David
McShane, Luke J * Spoelman, Wouter
Nijboer, Friso * Li, Chao b
Tkachiev, Vladislav * Fressinet, Laurent
Round 2. Sun 16th Jan 2011
Tkachiev, Vladislav * Nijboer, Friso
Li, Chao b * McShane, Luke J
Spoelman, Wouter * Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
Navara, David * Le, Quang Liem
So, Wesley * Sargissian, Gabriel
Ganguly, Surya Shekhar * Hammer, Jon Ludvig
Fressinet, Laurent * Efimenko, Zahar
Round 3. Mon 17th Jan 2011
Efimenko, Zahar * Ganguly, Surya Shekhar
Hammer, Jon Ludvig * So, Wesley
Sargissian, Gabriel * Navara, David
Le, Quang Liem * Spoelman, Wouter
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw * Li, Chao b
McShane, Luke J * Tkachiev, Vladislav
Nijboer, Friso * Fressinet, Laurent
Round 4. Tue 18th Jan 2011
Nijboer, Friso * McShane, Luke J
Tkachiev, Vladislav * Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
Li, Chao b * Le, Quang Liem
Spoelman, Wouter * Sargissian, Gabriel
Navara, David * Hammer, Jon Ludvig
So, Wesley * Efimenko, Zahar
Fressinet, Laurent * Ganguly, Surya Shekhar
Round 5. Thu 20th Jan 2011
Ganguly, Surya Shekhar * So, Wesley
Efimenko, Zahar * Navara, David
Hammer, Jon Ludvig * Spoelman, Wouter
Sargissian, Gabriel * Li, Chao b
Le, Quang Liem * Tkachiev, Vladislav
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw * Nijboer, Friso
McShane, Luke J * Fressinet, Laurent
Round 6. Fri 21st Jan 2011
McShane, Luke J * Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
Nijboer, Friso * Le, Quang Liem
Tkachiev, Vladislav * Sargissian, Gabriel
Li, Chao b * Hammer, Jon Ludvig
Spoelman, Wouter * Efimenko, Zahar
Navara, David * Ganguly, Surya Shekhar
Fressinet, Laurent * So, Wesley
Round 7. Sat 22nd Jan 2011
So, Wesley * Navara, David
Ganguly, Surya Shekhar * Spoelman, Wouter
Efimenko, Zahar * Li, Chao b
Hammer, Jon Ludvig * Tkachiev, Vladislav
Sargissian, Gabriel * Nijboer, Friso
Le, Quang Liem * McShane, Luke J
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw * Fressinet, Laurent
Round 8. Sun 23rd Jan 2011
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw * Le, Quang Liem
McShane, Luke J * Sargissian, Gabriel
Nijboer, Friso * Hammer, Jon Ludvig
Tkachiev, Vladislav * Efimenko, Zahar
Li, Chao b * Ganguly, Surya Shekhar
Spoelman, Wouter * So, Wesley
Fressinet, Laurent * Navara, David
Round 9. Tue 25th Jan 2011
Navara, David * Spoelman, Wouter
So, Wesley * Li, Chao b
Ganguly, Surya Shekhar * Tkachiev, Vladislav
Efimenko, Zahar * Nijboer, Friso
Hammer, Jon Ludvig * McShane, Luke J
Sargissian, Gabriel * Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
Le, Quang Liem * Fressinet, Laurent
Round 10. Wed 26th Jan 2011
Le, Quang Liem * Sargissian, Gabriel
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw * Hammer, Jon Ludvig
McShane, Luke J * Efimenko, Zahar
Nijboer, Friso * Ganguly, Surya Shekhar
Tkachiev, Vladislav * So, Wesley
Li, Chao b * Navara, David
Fressinet, Laurent * Spoelman, Wouter
Round 11. Fri 28th Jan 2011
Spoelman, Wouter * Li, Chao b
Navara, David * Tkachiev, Vladislav
So, Wesley * Nijboer, Friso
Ganguly, Surya Shekhar * McShane, Luke J
Efimenko, Zahar * Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
Hammer, Jon Ludvig * Le, Quang Liem
Sargissian, Gabriel * Fressinet, Laurent
Round 12. Sat 29th Jan 2011
Sargissian, Gabriel * Hammer, Jon Ludvig
Le, Quang Liem * Efimenko, Zahar
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw * Ganguly, Surya Shekhar
McShane, Luke J * So, Wesley
Nijboer, Friso * Navara, David
Tkachiev, Vladislav * Spoelman, Wouter
Fressinet, Laurent * Li, Chao b
Round 13. Sun 30th Jan 2011
Li, Chao b * Tkachiev, Vladislav
Spoelman, Wouter * Nijboer, Friso
Navara, David * McShane, Luke J
So, Wesley * Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
Ganguly, Surya Shekhar * Le, Quang Liem
Efimenko, Zahar * Sargissian, Gabriel
Hammer, Jon Ludvig * Fressinet, Laurent

Pairings Group C

Round 1. Sat 15th Jan 2011
Van Kampen, Robin * Vocaturo, Daniele
Nyzhnyk, Illya * Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
Swiercz, Dariusz * De Jong, Jan-Willem
Lahno, Kateryna * Bluvshtein, Mark
Ivanisevic, Ivan * Tania, Sachdev
Siebrecht, Sebastian * Pruijssers, Roeland
Van Der Werf, Mark * Bok, Benjamin
Round 2. Sun 16th Jan 2011
Van Der Werf, Mark * Siebrecht, Sebastian
Pruijssers, Roeland * Ivanisevic, Ivan
Tania, Sachdev * Lahno, Kateryna
Bluvshtein, Mark * Swiercz, Dariusz
De Jong, Jan-Willem * Nyzhnyk, Illya
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas * Van Kampen, Robin
Bok, Benjamin * Vocaturo, Daniele
Round 3. Mon 17th Jan 2011
Vocaturo, Daniele * Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
Van Kampen, Robin * De Jong, Jan-Willem
Nyzhnyk, Illya * Bluvshtein, Mark
Swiercz, Dariusz * Tania, Sachdev
Lahno, Kateryna * Pruijssers, Roeland
Ivanisevic, Ivan * Van Der Werf, Mark
Siebrecht, Sebastian * Bok, Benjamin
Round 4. Tue 18th Jan 2011
Siebrecht, Sebastian * Ivanisevic, Ivan
Van Der Werf, Mark * Lahno, Kateryna
Pruijssers, Roeland * Swiercz, Dariusz
Tania, Sachdev * Nyzhnyk, Illya
Bluvshtein, Mark * Van Kampen, Robin
De Jong, Jan-Willem * Vocaturo, Daniele
Bok, Benjamin * Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
Round 5. Thu 20th Jan 2011
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas * De Jong, Jan-Willem
Vocaturo, Daniele * Bluvshtein, Mark
Van Kampen, Robin * Tania, Sachdev
Nyzhnyk, Illya * Pruijssers, Roeland
Swiercz, Dariusz * Van Der Werf, Mark
Lahno, Kateryna * Siebrecht, Sebastian
Ivanisevic, Ivan * Bok, Benjamin
Round 6. Fri 21st Jan 2011
Ivanisevic, Ivan * Lahno, Kateryna
Siebrecht, Sebastian * Swiercz, Dariusz
Van Der Werf, Mark * Nyzhnyk, Illya
Pruijssers, Roeland * Van Kampen, Robin
Tania, Sachdev * Vocaturo, Daniele
Bluvshtein, Mark * Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
Bok, Benjamin * De Jong, Jan-Willem
Round 7. Sat 22nd Jan 2011
De Jong, Jan-Willem * Bluvshtein, Mark
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas * Tania, Sachdev
Vocaturo, Daniele * Pruijssers, Roeland
Van Kampen, Robin * Van Der Werf, Mark
Nyzhnyk, Illya * Siebrecht, Sebastian
Swiercz, Dariusz * Ivanisevic, Ivan
Lahno, Kateryna * Bok, Benjamin
Round 8. Sun 23rd Jan 2011
Lahno, Kateryna * Swiercz, Dariusz
Ivanisevic, Ivan * Nyzhnyk, Illya
Siebrecht, Sebastian * Van Kampen, Robin
Van Der Werf, Mark * Vocaturo, Daniele
Pruijssers, Roeland * Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
Tania, Sachdev * De Jong, Jan-Willem
Bok, Benjamin * Bluvshtein, Mark
Round 9. Tue 25th Jan 2011
Bluvshtein, Mark * Tania, Sachdev
De Jong, Jan-Willem * Pruijssers, Roeland
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas * Van Der Werf, Mark
Vocaturo, Daniele * Siebrecht, Sebastian
Van Kampen, Robin * Ivanisevic, Ivan
Nyzhnyk, Illya * Lahno, Kateryna
Swiercz, Dariusz * Bok, Benjamin
Round 10. Wed 26th Jan 2011
Swiercz, Dariusz * Nyzhnyk, Illya
Lahno, Kateryna * Van Kampen, Robin
Ivanisevic, Ivan * Vocaturo, Daniele
Siebrecht, Sebastian * Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
Van Der Werf, Mark * De Jong, Jan-Willem
Pruijssers, Roeland * Bluvshtein, Mark
Bok, Benjamin * Tania, Sachdev
Round 11. Fri 28th Jan 2011
Tania, Sachdev * Pruijssers, Roeland
Bluvshtein, Mark * Van Der Werf, Mark
De Jong, Jan-Willem * Siebrecht, Sebastian
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas * Ivanisevic, Ivan
Vocaturo, Daniele * Lahno, Kateryna
Van Kampen, Robin * Swiercz, Dariusz
Nyzhnyk, Illya * Bok, Benjamin
Round 12. Sat 29th Jan 2011
Nyzhnyk, Illya * Van Kampen, Robin
Swiercz, Dariusz * Vocaturo, Daniele
Lahno, Kateryna * Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
Ivanisevic, Ivan * De Jong, Jan-Willem
Siebrecht, Sebastian * Bluvshtein, Mark
Van Der Werf, Mark * Tania, Sachdev
Bok, Benjamin * Pruijssers, Roeland
Round 13. Sun 30th Jan 2011
Pruijssers, Roeland * Van Der Werf, Mark
Tania, Sachdev * Siebrecht, Sebastian
Bluvshtein, Mark * Ivanisevic, Ivan
De Jong, Jan-Willem * Lahno, Kateryna
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas * Swiercz, Dariusz
Vocaturo, Daniele * Nyzhnyk, Illya
Van Kampen, Robin * Bok, Benjamin

A-Group. Photo © 2011 Frits Agterdenbos.

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