75th Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee 2013 (13)
Carlsen matches Kasparov record in winning Tata Steel 2013
Mark Crowther - Sunday 27th January 2013
Carlsen and Giri after their Round 13 draw. Photo © | http://www.tatasteelchess.com
Magnus Carlsen won the Tata Steel chess tournament with 10/13 after managing to draw against Anish Giri in the final round. Carlsen played a variation of the King's Indian Saemisch as black that doesn't have a particularly good reputation something somewhat confirmed by the game today. Carlsen's 13...c5 was probably an error but 19...Rf7 eventually got him enough counter-play to hold the draw. Since last year's Wijk aan Zee Carlsen has lost just one game, to Caruana, won all the tournaments and set ratings records. He also matched Kasparov's 1999 total with 10/13. He is exuding self-confidence going into the Candidates in March. Giri gradually played better as the tournament progressed and for chess fans his schooling can't finish soon enough so he can concentrate on the game which is his ambition this year. Levon Aronian threw away yet another half point with an amazingly lax performance towards the end of his game against a badly out of form Fabiano Caruana. Still the draw was enough to give Aronian clear second place and some hope his best form is returning in time for the Candidates. Caruana was in bad form throughout a surprise as the last year has seen almost constant improvement from him to close in on a place at the very top of the game. Viswanathan Anand had one of his best tournaments of recent years and with a few more events to come there is hope we may see him play himself into to something like his best form. However he played pretty badly in the final round against Wang Hao who only really wanted to draw and the event to finish. In the end Wang Hao scored a win that took his score to a respectable 6/13. Anand still tied for 3rd. He also played the game of the event. "I think the best game is clearly Aronian-Anand, that's one for the ages." - Carlsen Sergey Karjakin fell out of contention for first prize after his hurtful loss to Magnus Carlsen in Round 8 but finished on +3 and he was happy with his play in the final round against Loek van Wely whose position went downhill very fast after 17...h5 in the Dragon. Hikaru Nakamura finished an eventful tournament on 7/13 after drawing with Pentala Harikrishna who had a very respectable finish on 6.5/13. Hou Yifan too had a respectable finish with 5.5/13 and gained rating points. 1 point against the top 6 and 4.5 vs the bottom 7 told the story of her first elite tournament. She would like to do this again. She drew a theoretical Marshall Ruy Lopez against Peter Leko who finished on +2 and by the end looked quite close to his best and he thought the result pretty much par for the course. He was slightly disappointed with missed chances in the first half. GpA Final Standings: Carlsen 10, Aronian 8.5, Anand, Karjakin 8, Leko 7.5, Nakamura 7, Harikrishna 6.5, Giri, Wang Hao, van Wely 6, Hou Yifan 5.5, Caruana 5, L'Ami 4 and Sokolov 3. GpB 1st= Naiditsch, Rapport 9/11. GpC Brunello 11/13.
Anish Giri draw Magnus Carlsen
"I was worried, I had a bit of a difficult position, fortunately there were enough tricks at the end to save me. It got a little bit more difficult than I thought. I thought that since he had very little development he shouldn't really be able to play this way and that it would be so strong but evidently I was wrong." Magnus Carlsen.
What did Carlsen think 10 of of 13?
"That's a great score, just extremely happy with the way things have gone here and it's pretty unusual that I feel I've got the maximum out of every game more or less. That's pretty great."
Giri,Anish - Carlsen,Magnus [E60]
75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (13.4), 27.01.2013
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 d6 4.e4 e5 5.d5 Nh5 6.Be3 Bg7 7.Nc3 0-0 8.Qd2 f5 9.0-0-0 f4 10.Bf2 Bf6 11.Qe1 Nd7
"I played very principaled. We got some strange strategic position. I was quite happy with it, we are young players and young players we don't claim we have knowledge of these complicated positions because some people they claim that they do but it's hard to understand what's happening. We were a little bit on equal ground because it was very complicated." - Giri
[11...Be7 12.g4 Ng7 13.h4 Nd7 14.Nge2 h6 15.Kb1 c5 16.a3 a6 17.Nc1 Ne8 18.Bd3 b5 19.cxb5 Nc7 20.h5 g5 21.Qf1 axb5 22.Nxb5 Nxb5 23.Bxb5 Qb6 24.Be1 Ba6 25.Bxa6 Rxa6 26.Rd3 Qa7 27.Rb3 Rb6 28.Rh2 Rfb8 29.Rxb6 Rxb6 30.Qd3 Bd8 31.Ka2 Rb8 32.Nb3 Kf8 33.Rc2 Ke7 34.Bd2 Bc7 35.Bc1 Ba5 36.Bd2 Bd8 37.Qc4 Rb7 38.Bc3 Nb6 39.Qe2 Na4 40.Be1 Qb8 41.Qc4 Nb6 42.Qa6 Nd7 43.Nd2 Ra7 44.Qe2 Ba5 45.Nc4 Bxe1 46.Qxe1 Qb5 47.Qc3 Qa6 48.Qb3 Rb7 49.Qd3 Qa4 50.Rc3 Rb4 51.Kb1 Rb7 52.Qc2 Qa6 53.Rb3 Ra7 54.Qd3 Kd8 55.Nd2 Qxd3+ 56.Rxd3 Nb6 57.Ka2 Ra4 58.b3 Ra6 59.Rc3 Kd7 60.Nc4 Nc8 61.b4 1-0 Ivanchuk,V (2695)-Gurevich,M (2650)/Linares 1991.]
12.Kb1 Be7 13.g3
[13.Nge2 b6 14.b4 a5 15.a3 Bb7 16.Nc1 Nb8 17.Nb3 axb4 18.axb4 Na6 19.Na2 Qd7 20.Kb2 Kh8 21.Ra1 h6 22.Nac1 Nb8 23.Nd3 c5 24.Rxa8 Bxa8 25.Qa1 Qb7 26.Be2 Nd7 27.Rb1 Qc7 28.bxc5 dxc5 29.Kc2 Bb7 30.Rb2 Ra8 31.Ra2 Rxa2+ 32.Qxa2 Nhf6 33.Qa1 g5 34.Be1 Bd6 35.Bc3 Kg7 36.Nd2 h5 37.Kc1 Nh7 38.Bd1 Nhf8 39.Ba4 Bc8 40.h4 Kg6 41.hxg5 Kxg5 42.g3 fxg3 43.f4+ exf4 44.e5 Nxe5 45.Bxe5 Bxe5 46.Nf3+ Kg4 47.Ndxe5+ Kh3 48.Kd2 g2 49.Qg1 1-0 Gheorghiu,F (2525)-Angantysson,H (2305)/Reykjavik 1986/EXT 2000]
"I think it was quite wrong of him [to allow the next] because he can play any move. a6, Rb8 and then eventually c5 so I think he underestimated that." - Giri.
14.dxc6 bxc6 15.c5!
"I don't know whether I want to close the kingside or the queenside or whether he wants to close kingside or queenside. In this sense I was quite relieved that I had this tactic with 14.dxc6 and 15.c5 because if I didn't have it I wouldn't be sure how to proceed. I should not be worse anyhow." - Giri.
15...dxc5 16.Na4 Qc7 17.Qc3 Rb8 18.Bh3 Nb6 19.Nxc5
"My position looked better and better with every move basically." - Giri.
"He played 16...Rf7 I thought this was very strong but then I saw b3 and realised nothing was working for him.." - Giri.
20.b3! fxg3 21.hxg3 Bxc5 22.Qxc5 Ng7
"Once he took on g3, c5 followed by 22...Ng7 it was clear he is basically in trouble and he just wants to not lose immediately." - Giri.
23.Rc1 Be6 24.Qxc6
"Then I got a little bit too overoptimistic. I took this pawn and played 26.Bg2 which practically speaking started to feel a little bit too dangerous and I didn't like it anymore because I still need two tempi to develop my knight, Bb3 is always in the air so even though it was probably very good for me I think the Bg2 idea was already slightly wrong. I cannot calculate Bxb3 on every move, it's a bit too much.." - Giri.
[24.Bf1 Doesn't seem totally clear either. 24...Na4 25.Qa3 Qa5]
24...Qe7 25.Qc5 Qf6 26.Bg2 Rfb7
Black is already getting some dangerous threats.
27.Ka1 Nd7 28.Qd6 Ne8 29.Qa6
"Finally I wanted to keep an eye on his queen with my queen and actually I saw this Bxb3 but I must be honest I wasn't worried. I was thinking I might be slightly better so I was only considering ways for him to get an attack."
29...Bxb3 30.Qxf6 Nexf6 31.axb3
There were other moves here to keep the game going but black is pretty much equal here. 31...Nh3 or 31...Rb1.
31...Rxb3 32.Rc2 Rb1+ 33.Ka2 R1b4 34.Ka1 Rb1+ 35.Ka2 R1b4 36.Ka1
"Speaking objectively I missed a lot of chances but I think it was not so bad and I think it was an interesting game." - Giri
Sergey Karjakin 1-0 Loek van Wely
Loek van Wely just didn't seem to have the energy to fight back after going wrong in the Dragon vs Sergey Karjkin.
Karjakin,Sergey - Van Wely,Loek [B76]
75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (13.2), 27.01.2013
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 0-0 9.0-0-0 d5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Bd4 Bxd4 13.Qxd4 Qb6 14.Na4 Qc7 15.Bc4 Rd8 16.Nc5
This system seems much more promising than Leko's try two rounds before.
[16.Bb3 Be6 17.Nc5 Nf4 18.Nxe6 1-0 Leko,P (2735)-Van Wely,L (2679)/Wijk aan Zee NED 2013 (70)]
16...Bf5 17.Bb3 h5?
Loek van Wely
Not good according to Karjakin. The two main moves are:
Already black's position is on it's way downhill. Van Wely didn't play at all well from now on.
[18.Rhe1 Nb6 19.Qe3 1/2-1/2 Muzychuk,A (2606)-Cmilyte,V (2520)/Ankara TUR 2012/The Week in Chess 934 (54)]
18...e5 19.Qg1 Nf4? 20.Re1 hxg4 21.fxg4 Bc8 22.Qg3 a5?!
Loek van Wely
This move is met by a terribly embarrassing response.
[23...Kg7 24.Ne4 Rf8 (24...Ba6) 25.Qf6+ Kg8]
24.Bxf7+! Kg7 25.Ne4 1-0
|75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee (NED), 12-27 i 2013||cat. XX (2732)|
|10.||Van Wely, Loek||g||NED||2679||0||½||0||0||0||½||0||½||1||*||½||1||1||1||6.0||2706|
|Round 13 (January 27, 2013)|
|Karjakin, Sergey||- Van Wely, Loek||1-0||25||B76||Sicilian Modern Dragon|
|Nakamura, Hikaru||- Harikrishna, Pentala||½-½||66||A00||Irregular Openings|
|Giri, Anish||- Carlsen, Magnus||½-½||36||E60||King's Indian without Nc3|
|Wang, Hao||- Anand, Viswanathan||1-0||49||C45||Scotch Game|
|Hou, Yifan||- Leko, Peter||½-½||37||C89||Ruy Lopez Marshall|
|Caruana, Fabiano||- Aronian, Levon||½-½||104||C67||Ruy Lopez Berlin|
|L'Ami, Erwin||- Sokolov, Ivan||½-½||84||D41||Semi-Tarrasch Defence|
|75th Tata Steel GpB Wijk aan Zee (NED), 12-27 i 2013||cat. XV (2620)|
|7.||Timman, Jan H||g||NED||2566||0||0||1||½||0||½||*||½||½||0||1||1||1||1||7||2653|
|10.||Van Kampen, Robin||g||NED||2581||1||½||½||0||½||0||1||0||½||*||0||0||½||1||5½||2566|
|Round 13 (January 27, 2013)|
|Naiditsch, Arkadij||- Ernst, Sipke||1-0||82||B14||Caro Kann Panov|
|Smeets, Jan||- Turov, Maxim||1-0||46||B19||Caro Kann|
|Dubov, Daniil||- Van Kampen, Robin||½-½||16||D85||Gruenfeld Defence|
|Timman, Jan H||- Edouard, Romain||½-½||22||D85||Gruenfeld Defence|
|Grandelius, Nils||- Tiviakov, Sergei||½-½||21||B01||Centre Counter|
|Nikolic, Predrag||- Rapport, Richard||0-1||46||A62||Benoni|
|Ipatov, Alexander||- Movsesian, Sergei||½-½||54||A41||Modern Defence|
|75th Tata Steel GpC Wijk aan Zee (NED), 12-27 i 2013||cat. X (2476)|
|4.||Mekhitarian, Krikor Sevag||g||BRA||2543||0||½||½||*||½||1||0||1||0||½||1||1||1||1||8.0||2557|
|8.||Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn||m||ISL||2516||0||0||½||0||½||1||0||*||1||1||½||½||½||1||6.5||2472|
|10.||Romanishin, Oleg M||g||UKR||2521||0||0||½||½||½||0||0||0||½||*||1||½||1||1||5.5||2415|
|13.||Van Der Werf, Mark||m||NED||2450||0||½||0||0||½||0||0||½||½||0||½||½||*||0||3.0||2266|
|Round 13 (January 27, 2013)|
|Kovchan, Alexander||- Peralta, Fernando||½-½||13||B09||Pirc Defence|
|Burg, Twan||- Bitensky, Igor||1-0||72||B01||Centre Counter|
|Klein, David||- Swinkels, Robin||0-1||21||B40||Sicilian Classical|
|Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn||- Goryachkina, Aleksandra||½-½||23||D17||Slav Defence|
|Romanishin, Oleg M||- Schut, Lisa||1-0||35||A15||English counter King's Fianchetto|
|Admiraal, Miguoel||- Brunello, Sabino||0-1||34||D12||Slav Defence|
|Van Der Werf, Mark||- Mekhitarian, Krikor Sevag||0-1||38||E42||Nimzo Indian Rubinstein|
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