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77th Tata Steel Masters 2015 (Games and Results)

77th Tata Steel Masters 2015

The 77th Tata Steel Tournament takes place 9th- 25th January 2015. The venue is the traditional De Moriaan building in Wijk aan Zee. However two rounds will take place in satellite venues. Round 5 of 15th January takes place in De Rotterdam, the recently opened eye-catching building at the waterfront of the river Meuse in Rotterdam, designed by renowned architect Rem Koolhaas. Round 10 on 21st January takes place in the recently renovated press centre Nieuwspoort in The Hague.

World Champion and World Number 1 Magnus Carlsen returns after a year's break. Number two Fabiano Caruana and defending champion Levon Aronian returns. The Masters group also is back to 14 players and 13 rounds and two more players will be added to the list below.

Masters Group players Carlsen (1), Caruana (2), Aronian (6), Giri (7), So (10), Vachier-Lagrave (13), Wojtaszek (15), Radjabov (20), Ding Liren (22), Jobava (26), Ivanchuk (33), Hou Yifan (70), Van Wely (81) and Saric (82).

The B-Group is also very interesting with Navara, Wei Yi, Shankland, Van Kampen, Erwin l' Ami, Potkin, Saleh Salem, Timman, Michiels, Gunina, Klein, Sevian, Haast and Ari Dale. This is a container page for stories. Full daily coverage.

Magnus Carlsen wins Tata Steel Masters 2015 (13)

Magnus Carlsen won the 77th Tata Steel Masters with 9/11 half a point clear of Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Anish Giri, Wesley So and Liren Ding.

Magnus Carlsen secured a draw in his final round game against Ivan Saric that proved enough for him to take first place alone in the 2015 Tata Steel Masters. Carlsen was not happy with the quality of the final round game where he "just blundered a pawn" he was unhappy with his play even after this but eventually the game swapped down to a dead draw. This is Carlsen's 4th victory in the Wijk aan Zee top group. The 78th Tata Steel Chess takes place 15th to 31st January 2016. Carlsen didn't guarantee a return but thought it "not unlikely".

There were some pluses which Carlsen outlined on twitter as "First tournament win since April, first gain of rating since February, and my longest winning streak ever."

Anish Giri could have caught Carlsen with a final round win over Radoslaw Wojtaszek but instead a complex Gruenfeld traded off to a dull draw. Giri thought at various points he may have had chances but the tactics led to an equal position. Giri has moved to 2797 and 6 in the world and his progress is obvious.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave played perhaps the most impressive game of the day to also share second place. He defeated Fabiano Caruana with a creative pawn sacrifice that almost immediately led to consessions by white. Vachier-Lagrave finished the game with a very nice mating flourish too.

Liren Ding defeated Levon Aronian in a very strange King's Indian. Aronian must have forgotten his preparation because he thought for 15 minutes over 16.g5 which is just losing after 16...Ne8! Aronian extended the game for a very long time but he never came close to recovering.

Wesley So defeated Loek van Wely in a Benoni. It didn't look like Van Wely had much patience to defend and once his aggression finished white simply broke through in the centre.

Baadur Jobava at least finished a catastrophic event for him with a win. It was a very odd game which started as a King's Indian and went into Benko style play. Rajdabov missed the winning sacrifice 20.Nxf3+! and the game looked to be heading for a draw. 46.Rb4? was a bad error (46.Rb3+ first saves the game) and then was practically losing. However Jobava gave Radjabov at least some hope with the crude 50.Nxb2 giving up a piece (50.Nd2 is wining) but 51....Ke7? (51.Bxe5 and if white is still winning it is tricky) led to a white win.

Hou Yifan was better against Vassily Ivanchuk out of the opening but they locked the position up after which a draw was the natural result.

Final Round 13 Standings: 1 Carlsen 9pts, 2-5 Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, So, Ding Liren 8.5pts, 6 Ivanchuk 7.5pts, 7 Caruana 7pts, 8 Radjabov 6pts, 9-10 Wojtaszek, Aronian 5.5pts, 11 Hou Yifan 5pts, 12 Saric 4.5pts, 13 Van Wely 4pts, 14 Jobava 3pts.

In the Challengers group Yi Wei won with 10.5/13 half a point clear of David Navara. Yi Wei has earned a place in the Masters next year.

Next events: Gibraltar Masters 27th Jan to 5th Feb 2015. Topalov, Nakamura, Svidler, Vitiugov, Jakovenko etc

GRENKEChess in Baden-Baden 2nd-9th February 2015. Carlsen, Caruana, Anand, Aronian, Adams, Bacrot, Naiditsch, Baramidze

77th Tata Steel Masters 2015 (13)

Carlsen didn't have things all his own way vs Saric in the final round. Photo ©

Carlsen didn't have things all his own way vs Saric in the final round. Photo © | http://www.tatasteelchess.com

77th Tata Steel 2015 (Wijk aan Zee NED)
Fri 9th Jan 2015 - Sun 25th Jan 2015 - Official Site - Live

77th Tata Steel GpA (14 players 13 Rds SRR Indiv TC:100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games GpA

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77th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee (NED), 9-25 i 2015 cat. XX (2746)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2862 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 9 2877
2. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2757 ½ * 1 ½ 1 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 2854
3. Giri, Anish g NED 2784 ½ 0 * 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 2852
4. So, Wesley g USA 2762 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 2854
5. Ding, Liren g CHN 2732 ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2856
6. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2715 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 2805
7. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2820 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ * ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 7 2769
8. Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2734 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 6 2717
9. Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2744 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 0 * ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 2688
10. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2797 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 2684
11. Hou, Yifan g CHN 2673 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 1 5 2664
12. Saric, Ivan g CRO 2666 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ 1 2641
13. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2667 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ * ½ 4 2610
14. Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2727 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 ½ * 3 2536
Round 1 (January 10, 2015)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Hou, Yifan 1-0 58 C13 French Classical
Giri, Anish - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 30 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
So, Wesley - Wojtaszek, Radoslaw ½-½ 70 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Ding, Liren - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 40 D78 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Jobava, Baadur 1-0 43 B32 Sicilian Labourdonnais
Radjabov, Teimour - Van Wely, Loek ½-½ 35 B09 Pirc Defence
Saric, Ivan - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 32 C50 Giuoco Piano
Round 2 (January 11, 2015)
Carlsen, Magnus - So, Wesley ½-½ 34 E46 Nimzo Indian Rubinstein
Caruana, Fabiano - Saric, Ivan 1-0 43 C92 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Radjabov, Teimour - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 53 A05 Various
Aronian, Levon - Giri, Anish ½-½ 48 D97 Gruenfeld Russian
Hou, Yifan - Ding, Liren 0-1 58 B13 Caro Kann Exchange
Van Wely, Loek - Wojtaszek, Radoslaw ½-½ 80 A08 Barcza System
Jobava, Baadur - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 22 B34 Sicilian Defence
Round 3 (January 12, 2015)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 41 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Giri, Anish - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 97 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
So, Wesley - Aronian, Levon 1-0 54 C45 Scotch Game
Ding, Liren - Jobava, Baadur 1-0 22 A41 Modern Defence
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Van Wely, Loek 1-0 38 B45 Sicilian Classical
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw - Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 52 A41 Modern Defence
Saric, Ivan - Hou, Yifan ½-½ 30 B27 Sicilian Early Fianchetto
Round 4 (January 13, 2015)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 30 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Caruana, Fabiano - So, Wesley ½-½ 31 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Radjabov, Teimour - Ding, Liren 0-1 40 E90 King's Indian Classical
Aronian, Levon - Wojtaszek, Radoslaw ½-½ 47 A13 Reti Opening
Hou, Yifan - Giri, Anish ½-½ 20 C55 Two Knights Defence
Van Wely, Loek - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 44 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Jobava, Baadur - Saric, Ivan 0-1 38 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Round 5 (January 15, 2015)
Carlsen, Magnus - Aronian, Levon 1-0 47 D38 QGD Ragozin
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Van Wely, Loek ½-½ 60 B84 Sicilian Scheveningen
Giri, Anish - Jobava, Baadur 1-0 36 E97 King's Indian Classical
So, Wesley - Hou, Yifan ½-½ 66 D38 QGD Ragozin
Ding, Liren - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 26 D11 Slav Defence
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 47 A88 Dutch Leningrad
Saric, Ivan - Radjabov, Teimour 0-1 60 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 6 (January 16, 2015)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Ding, Liren 1-0 45 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Saric, Ivan ½-½ 49 D11 Slav Defence
Caruana, Fabiano - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 39 B31 Sicilian Rossolimo
Radjabov, Teimour - Giri, Anish ½-½ 26 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Hou, Yifan - Wojtaszek, Radoslaw ½-½ 35 B20 Sicilian Wing Gambit
Van Wely, Loek - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 30 A45 Trompowsky
Jobava, Baadur - So, Wesley 0-1 39 C53 Giuoco Piano
Round 7 (January 17, 2015)
Carlsen, Magnus - Hou, Yifan 1-0 54 B32 Sicilian Labourdonnais
Giri, Anish - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 102 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
So, Wesley - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 40 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Ding, Liren - Van Wely, Loek 1-0 79 A35 English Symmetrical
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw - Jobava, Baadur 0-1 37 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
Aronian, Levon - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 47 E53 Nimzo Indian
Saric, Ivan - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 32 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 8 (January 18, 2015)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Giri, Anish 1-0 33 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Ding, Liren - Saric, Ivan 1-0 34 D11 Slav Defence
Ivanchuk, Vassily - So, Wesley 0-1 26 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Radjabov, Teimour - Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 1-0 59 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Hou, Yifan - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 55 C54 Giuoco Piano
Van Wely, Loek - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 81 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Jobava, Baadur - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 50 A01 Larsen Opening
Round 9 (January 20, 2015)
Carlsen, Magnus - Radjabov, Teimour 1-0 40 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Giri, Anish - Ding, Liren 1-0 75 E92 King's Indian Classical
So, Wesley - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 43 D86 Gruenfeld Simagin
Caruana, Fabiano - Hou, Yifan ½-½ 49 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 36 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
Aronian, Levon - Jobava, Baadur 1-0 24 A56 Old Indian Defence
Saric, Ivan - Van Wely, Loek ½-½ 92 B07 Pirc Defence
Round 10 (January 21, 2015)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Wojtaszek, Radoslaw ½-½ 32 A18 English Opening
Ding, Liren - So, Wesley ½-½ 24 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 18 D38 QGD Ragozin
Radjabov, Teimour - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 56 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Saric, Ivan - Giri, Anish 0-1 47 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Van Wely, Loek - Hou, Yifan 1-0 24 B31 Sicilian Rossolimo
Jobava, Baadur - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 54 A45 Trompowsky
Round 11 (January 23, 2015)
Carlsen, Magnus - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 47 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Giri, Anish - Van Wely, Loek 1-0 52 B09 Pirc Defence
So, Wesley - Saric, Ivan 1-0 28 C92 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Caruana, Fabiano - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 42 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw - Ding, Liren 0-1 65 E91 King's Indian Classical
Aronian, Levon - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 38 D11 Slav Defence
Hou, Yifan - Jobava, Baadur 1-0 45 B15 Caro Kann
Round 12 (January 24, 2015)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 33 A07 Barcza System
Giri, Anish - So, Wesley 1-0 111 A13 Reti Opening
Ding, Liren - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 36 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 38 D91 Gruenfeld 5.Bg5
Radjabov, Teimour - Hou, Yifan ½-½ 34 E06 Catalan
Saric, Ivan - Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 1-0 71 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Van Wely, Loek - Jobava, Baadur ½-½ 20 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
Round 13 (January 25, 2015)
Carlsen, Magnus - Saric, Ivan ½-½ 49 B30 Sicilian Rossolimo
So, Wesley - Van Wely, Loek 1-0 32 A61 Benoni
Caruana, Fabiano - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 35 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw - Giri, Anish ½-½ 30 D97 Gruenfeld Russian
Aronian, Levon - Ding, Liren 0-1 55 E90 King's Indian Classical
Hou, Yifan - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 30 C50 Giuoco Piano
Jobava, Baadur - Radjabov, Teimour 1-0 60 E73 King's Indian Averbakh

77th Tata Steel GpB (14 players 13 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games GpB

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77th Tata Steel GpB Wijk aan Zee (NED), 10-25 i 2015 cat. XIII (2561)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Wei, Yi g CHN 2675 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 10.5 2803
2. Navara, David g CZE 2729 ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 10.0 2759
3. Shankland, Samuel L g USA 2652 ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 9.0 2695
4. Van Kampen, Robin g NED 2615 ½ 0 0 * 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 8.5 2667
5. Salem, A.R. Saleh g UAE 2603 ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 7.5 2615
6. Sevian, Samuel g USA 2511 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 7.5 2622
7. Potkin, Vladimir g RUS 2608 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 7.0 2586
8. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2613 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 6.5 2557
9. Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2538 0 ½ ½ 0 1 0 0 1 * ½ 0 0 ½ 1 5.0 2476
10. Michiels, Bart g BEL 2563 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 ½ * 0 1 1 ½ 4.5 2451
11. Klein, David g NED 2517 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 * ½ ½ ½ 4.5 2454
12. Haast, Anne wm NED 2352 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ * ½ 1 4.0 2436
13. Dale, Ari m AUS 2291 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 0 3.5 2407
14. Timman, Jan H g NED 2593 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * 3.0 2348
Round 1 (January 10, 2015)
Navara, David - L'Ami, Erwin ½-½ 49 A35 English Symmetrical
Shankland, Samuel L - Wei, Yi ½-½ 30 D78 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Van Kampen, Robin - Sevian, Samuel 1-0 59 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Salem, A.R. Saleh - Potkin, Vladimir ½-½ 49 E12 Queens Indian Petrosian
Michiels, Bart - Gunina, Valentina ½-½ 63 D12 Slav Defence
Dale, Ari - Haast, Anne ½-½ 50 A65 Benoni
Timman, Jan H - Klein, David ½-½ 55 E70 King's Indian Fianchetto
Round 2 (January 11, 2015)
Wei, Yi - Potkin, Vladimir 1-0 36 C11 French Defence
Shankland, Samuel L - Dale, Ari ½-½ 47 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Sevian, Samuel - Michiels, Bart 0-1 91 C11 French Defence
L'Ami, Erwin - Timman, Jan H ½-½ 37 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Gunina, Valentina - Salem, A.R. Saleh 1-0 46 E81 King's Indian Saemisch
Klein, David - Van Kampen, Robin ½-½ 22 C45 Scotch Game
Haast, Anne - Navara, David 0-1 42 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 3 (January 12, 2015)
Navara, David - Shankland, Samuel L ½-½ 32 C11 French Defence
Van Kampen, Robin - L'Ami, Erwin ½-½ 67 C64 Ruy Lopez Classical
Salem, A.R. Saleh - Sevian, Samuel ½-½ 45 D44 Anti-Meran Gambit
Potkin, Vladimir - Gunina, Valentina 1-0 27 A27 English Dutch System
Michiels, Bart - Klein, David 0-1 51 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Dale, Ari - Wei, Yi ½-½ 30 E52 Nimzo Indian
Timman, Jan H - Haast, Anne 0-1 30 D20 QGA
Round 4 (January 13, 2015)
Wei, Yi - Gunina, Valentina 1-0 64 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Shankland, Samuel L - Timman, Jan H ½-½ 55 C19 French Winawer
Sevian, Samuel - Potkin, Vladimir 1-0 91 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
L'Ami, Erwin - Michiels, Bart 1-0 100 D52 Queens Gambit Cambridge Springs
Klein, David - Salem, A.R. Saleh 0-1 42 B50 Sicilian Defence
Haast, Anne - Van Kampen, Robin 0-1 36 C00 French Defence
Dale, Ari - Navara, David 0-1 37 E52 Nimzo Indian
Round 5 (January 15, 2015)
Navara, David - Wei, Yi ½-½ 66 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Van Kampen, Robin - Shankland, Samuel L 0-1 23 C11 French Defence
Salem, A.R. Saleh - L'Ami, Erwin 0-1 52 E46 Nimzo Indian Rubinstein
Potkin, Vladimir - Klein, David 1-0 50 A53 Old Indian Defence
Gunina, Valentina - Sevian, Samuel 0-1 69 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
Michiels, Bart - Haast, Anne 1-0 67 D20 QGA
Timman, Jan H - Dale, Ari 1-0 38 D32 Tarrasch Defence
Round 6 (January 16, 2015)
Wei, Yi - Sevian, Samuel 1-0 32 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Navara, David - Timman, Jan H 1-0 19 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
Shankland, Samuel L - Michiels, Bart 1-0 33 C06 French Tarrasch
L'Ami, Erwin - Potkin, Vladimir ½-½ 30 D78 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Klein, David - Gunina, Valentina 1-0 77 B19 Caro Kann
Haast, Anne - Salem, A.R. Saleh ½-½ 43 B66 Sicilian Rauzer
Dale, Ari - Van Kampen, Robin 0-1 23 E54 Nimzo Indian
Round 7 (January 17, 2015)
Van Kampen, Robin - Navara, David 0-1 34 B11 Caro Kann Two Knights
Salem, A.R. Saleh - Shankland, Samuel L ½-½ 36 C11 French Defence
Sevian, Samuel - Klein, David 1-0 47 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Potkin, Vladimir - Haast, Anne 1-0 43 D20 QGA
Gunina, Valentina - L'Ami, Erwin 1-0 67 E17 Queens Indian
Michiels, Bart - Dale, Ari 1-0 124 D34 Tarrasch Defence, Main Line
Timman, Jan H - Wei, Yi 0-1 35 D91 Gruenfeld 5.Bg5
Round 8 (January 18, 2015)
Wei, Yi - Klein, David 1-0 34 C50 Giuoco Piano
Navara, David - Michiels, Bart 1-0 38 C06 French Tarrasch
Shankland, Samuel L - Potkin, Vladimir ½-½ 33 A34 English Symmetrical
L'Ami, Erwin - Sevian, Samuel ½-½ 59 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Haast, Anne - Gunina, Valentina 1-0 45 C56 Two Knights Defence
Dale, Ari - Salem, A.R. Saleh 0-1 31 E92 King's Indian Classical
Timman, Jan H - Van Kampen, Robin 0-1 40 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Round 9 (January 20, 2015)
Van Kampen, Robin - Wei, Yi ½-½ 42 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Salem, A.R. Saleh - Navara, David 0-1 40 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Sevian, Samuel - Haast, Anne 1-0 29 B47 Sicilian Paulsen
Potkin, Vladimir - Dale, Ari ½-½ 45 D02 Queen's Pawn Game
Gunina, Valentina - Shankland, Samuel L ½-½ 42 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Michiels, Bart - Timman, Jan H ½-½ 40 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Klein, David - L'Ami, Erwin ½-½ 21 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 10 (January 21, 2015)
Wei, Yi - L'Ami, Erwin 1-0 33 C50 Giuoco Piano
Navara, David - Potkin, Vladimir ½-½ 34 B47 Sicilian Paulsen
Shankland, Samuel L - Sevian, Samuel ½-½ 44 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Van Kampen, Robin - Michiels, Bart 1-0 40 C05 French Tarrasch
Haast, Anne - Klein, David ½-½ 133 B03 Alekhine's Defence
Dale, Ari - Gunina, Valentina ½-½ 100 E47 Nimzo Indian
Timman, Jan H - Salem, A.R. Saleh 0-1 38 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 11 (January 23, 2015)
Salem, A.R. Saleh - Van Kampen, Robin 1-0 37 B40 Sicilian Classical
Sevian, Samuel - Dale, Ari ½-½ 24 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Potkin, Vladimir - Timman, Jan H 1-0 76 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
L'Ami, Erwin - Haast, Anne ½-½ 46 D20 QGA
Gunina, Valentina - Navara, David ½-½ 30 E15 Queens Indian
Michiels, Bart - Wei, Yi 0-1 37 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Klein, David - Shankland, Samuel L 0-1 18 A01 Larsen Opening
Round 12 (January 24, 2015)
Wei, Yi - Haast, Anne 1-0 26 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Navara, David - Sevian, Samuel ½-½ 44 A22 English Opening
Shankland, Samuel L - L'Ami, Erwin 1-0 40 C58 Two Knights Defence
Van Kampen, Robin - Potkin, Vladimir 1-0 31 C11 French Defence
Michiels, Bart - Salem, A.R. Saleh 0-1 38 E33 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Dale, Ari - Klein, David ½-½ 36 E70 King's Indian Fianchetto
Timman, Jan H - Gunina, Valentina 0-1 40 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Round 13 (January 25, 2015)
Salem, A.R. Saleh - Wei, Yi ½-½ 37 A37 English Symmetrical
Sevian, Samuel - Timman, Jan H 1-0 36 B07 Pirc Defence
Potkin, Vladimir - Michiels, Bart ½-½ 59 D11 Slav Defence
L'Ami, Erwin - Dale, Ari 1-0 61 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)
Gunina, Valentina - Van Kampen, Robin 0-1 62 A05 Various
Klein, David - Navara, David 0-1 33 B18 Caro Kann
Haast, Anne - Shankland, Samuel L 0-1 45 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation

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