Chess24 Christof Sielecki English Opening

78th Tata Steel Masters 2016 (11)

Carlsen extends his lead to a point again after Tata Steel Round 11

Hou Yifan blundered within sight of a draw against Magnus Carlsen. Photo ©

Hou Yifan blundered within sight of a draw against Magnus Carlsen. Photo © |

Magnus Carlsen beat Hou Yifan to restore his one point lead with just two rounds to go. Carlsen played for only a small edge against the Petroff Defence and it looked like the women's number one would hold. Carlsen allowed a trade into a drawn King and Pawn endgame, firstly this wasn't necessary as the Queen endgame was close to equal and secondly Hou Yifan needed to find 45...a5 to secure the draw, instead after the trade 45...h5? led to a loss.

Shakhriyar Mamedyatov made Fabiano Caruana work for a draw after a dangerous exchange sacrifice on move 41. Ding Liren moved into third place alone after Evgeny Tomashevsky pushed a bit too hard for a win with white. There were missed chances for a win for David Navara against Loek van Wely and Michael Adams against Anish Giri. Adams missed a direct but difficult win with 23.Rd1 but was more cross with his 34.a4? which ended his winning chances. Wei Yi pushed for a win in a long game against Sergey Karjakin as did Wesley So against Pavel Eljanov.

In the B-Group Baskaran Adhiban hung on to a share of the lead with Aleksey Dreev after saving a lost endgame against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu.

Round 11 Standings: 1st Carlsen 8pts 2nd Caruana 7pts 3rd Ding Liren 6.5pts 4th-6th Giri, Wesley So, Eljanov 6pts 7th-8th Wei Yi, Mamedyarov 5.5pts 9th-10th Navara, Karjakin 5pts 11th Van Wely 4.5pts 12th-14th Hou Yifan, Tomashevsky, Adams 4pts

Round 12 pairings Saturday 30th Jan 2016 12:30pm GMT Karjakin-Giri, Hou Yifan-Adams, Wesley So-Carlsen, Ding Liren-Eljanov, Navara-Tomashevsky, Caruana-Van Wely, Wei Yi-Mamedyarov.

78th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee (NED), 15-31 i 2016 cat. XX (2748)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2844 * ½ . ½ . 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 8 2909
2. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2787 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 0 ½ . ½ . 1 7 2857
3. Ding, Liren g CHN 2766 . 0 * ½ ½ . ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 2800
4. Giri, Anish g NED 2798 ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ . 1 . ½ ½ 6 2783
5. So, Wesley g USA 2773 . ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ . 6 2772
6. Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2760 0 0 . ½ ½ * ½ 1 . ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 6 2782
7. Wei, Yi g CHN 2706 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * . 1 ½ . ½ ½ ½ 2761
8. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2747 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 . * ½ . ½ 1 ½ 1 2749
9. Navara, David g CZE 2730 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ . 0 ½ * ½ ½ 0 . ½ 5 2713
10. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2769 ½ ½ 0 . ½ ½ ½ . ½ * ½ ½ 1 0 5 2705
11. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2640 0 . ½ 0 ½ 0 . ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 2692
12. Hou, Yifan g CHN 2673 0 ½ ½ . ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 * ½ . 4 2648
13. Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2728 0 . 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ . 0 ½ ½ * ½ 4 2645
14. Adams, Michael g ENG 2744 0 0 0 ½ . ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ . ½ * 4 2650
Round 11 (January 29, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - Hou, Yifan 1-0 54 C42 Petroff's Defence
Eljanov, Pavel - So, Wesley ½-½ 60 D92 Gruenfeld 5.Bf4
Wei, Yi - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 73 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 50 B22 Sicilian Alapin
Van Wely, Loek - Navara, David ½-½ 37 A04 Dutch System
Tomashevsky, Evgeny - Ding, Liren 0-1 53 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)
Adams, Michael - Giri, Anish ½-½ 42 B31 Sicilian Rossolimo
78th Tata Steel GpB Wijk aan Zee (NED), 15-31 i 2016 cat. XIII (2569)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Adhiban, Baskaran g IND 2653 * 1 1 0 . ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ . 1 1 1 8 2743
2. Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2644 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 . ½ 1 1 . 1 8 2750
3. Safarli, Eltaj g AZE 2653 0 ½ * 1 1 . 1 1 ½ ½ . ½ ½ 1 2692
4. Van Foreest, Jorden m NED 2541 1 ½ 0 * 1 . 1 0 0 1 0 . ½ 1 6 2599
5. Sevian, Samuel g USA 2578 . 0 0 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 . 1 1 0 1 6 2591
6. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g GER 2679 ½ ½ . . ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 2554
7. Bok, Benjamin g NED 2607 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ * . ½ 1 ½ 1 1 . 2582
8. Antipov, Mikhail Al. g RUS 2567 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ . * ½ 1 1 0 . 1 2577
9. Abasov, Nijat g AZE 2556 0 . ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ * . 0 1 ½ 1 2558
10. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2627 ½ ½ ½ 0 . ½ 0 0 . * ½ ½ 1 1 5 2528
11. Batsiashvili, Nino m GEO 2485 . 0 . 1 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ * ½ 1 0 2496
12. Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2548 0 0 ½ . 0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½ * 1 . 4 2488
13. Admiraal, Miguoel m NED 2441 0 . ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 . ½ 0 0 0 * 1 4 2472
14. Haast, Anne wg NED 2391 0 0 0 0 0 1 . 0 0 0 1 . 0 * 2 2322
Round 11 (January 29, 2016)
Safarli, Eltaj - Van Foreest, Jorden 1-0 62 C16 French Winawer
Sevian, Samuel - Dreev, Aleksey 0-1 72 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Adhiban, Baskaran ½-½ 111 B50 Sicilian Defence
Bok, Benjamin - Ju, Wenjun 1-0 37 E87 King's Indian Saemisch
Abasov, Nijat - Antipov, Mikhail Al. ½-½ 47 A46 Queen's Pawn Opening
Batsiashvili, Nino - L'Ami, Erwin ½-½ 47 E52 Nimzo Indian
Admiraal, Miguoel - Haast, Anne 1-0 41 C54 Giuoco Piano

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