78th Tata Steel Masters 2016 (9)
Carlsen extends his lead to a point after 9 rounds of the Tata Steel Masters
Mark Crowther - Tuesday 26th January 2016
Adams lost to Carlsen in Round 9. Photo © | http://www.tatasteelchess.com/
Magnus Carlsen defeated Michael Adams to extend his lead in the Tata Steel Masters to a full point. Carlsen played a quiet Giuoco Piano but gradually outplayed Adams and had a decisive advantage at first time control. Adams continued to resist in a miserable position and Carlsen decided to give up material to produce a favourable endgame but Adams could dream of drawing again. Carlsen brought home the full point in 66 moves.
Fabiano Caruana was held to a draw by Sergey Karjakin after obtaining a substantial advantage but could not overcome his opponents tough defence.
Wei Yi scored his first win of the event after 8 draws with a controlled sacrificial attack on David Navara's king.
The remaining games were drawn. Pavel Eljanov didn't make the best of the white pieces but hung on a pawn down to draw against Anish Giri. Loek van Wely had a nice opening against Wesley So but a couple of inaccurate moves encouraged his opponent to offer a draw which was accepted. Ding Liren's fine opening preparation seemed to go straight to a drawn endgame against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Hou Yifan defended well to hold an inferior position against Evgeny Tomashevsky.
Eltaj Safarli caught Baskaran Adhiban in the lead on 6.5/9 after the later was defeated by Jorden Van Foreest. Alexei Dreev is half a point further back.
Round 9 Standings 1st Carlsen 6.5, 2nd Caruana 5.5, 3rd-6th Wesley So, Wei Yi, Giri, Ding Liren 5 7th-9th Karjakin, Eljanov, Mamedyarov 4.5, 10th-11th Navara, Hou Yifan 4 12th-13th Tomashevsky, Van Wely 3.5, 14th Adams 2.5
Round 10 (Utrecht 27th Jan 2016 13:00 GMT) Karjakin-Adams, Giri-Carlsen, Hou-Eljanov, So-Tomashevsky, Ding-Van Wely, Navara-Mamedyarov, Caruana-Wei Yi.
|78th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee (NED), 15-31 i 2016||cat. XX (2748)|
|13.||Van Wely, Loek||g||NED||2640||0||.||½||.||0||.||½||0||½||.||1||½||*||½||3½||2679|
|Round 9 (January 26, 2016)|
|Carlsen, Magnus||- Adams, Michael||1-0||66||C50||Giuoco Piano|
|Caruana, Fabiano||- Karjakin, Sergey||½-½||60||C65||Ruy Lopez Berlin|
|Wei, Yi||- Navara, David||1-0||28||C65||Ruy Lopez Berlin|
|Eljanov, Pavel||- Giri, Anish||½-½||48||E04||Catalan|
|Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar||- Ding, Liren||½-½||30||D47||Queens Gambit Meran|
|Tomashevsky, Evgeny||- Hou, Yifan||½-½||47||E53||Nimzo Indian|
|Van Wely, Loek||- So, Wesley||½-½||25||D38||QGD Ragozin|
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