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78th Tata Steel Masters 2016 (10)

Caruana moves within half a point of Carlsen after Round 10 of Tata Steel Masters

Fabiano Caruana moved within half a point of Magnus Carlsen after beating Wei Yi. Photo ©

Fabiano Caruana moved within half a point of Magnus Carlsen after beating Wei Yi. Photo © | http://www.tatasteelchess.com/

The 10th round of the Tata Steel Masters took place in the Railway Museum in Utrecht. There was a big spectator turnout that pleased both the players and organisers. Magnus Carlsen leads on 7/10 half a point clear of Fabiano Caruana going into the final rest day.

Fabiano Caruana defeated Wei Yi in an Open Ruy Lopez. Caruana's 10. Bc2 is an old continuation but he had prepared it deeply and drove Wei Yi into serious time trouble and a losing position. Caruana felt 17...c6? was practically the decisive error and that 17...Nxc3 was necessary.

Magnus Carlsen was critical both of his own poor opening play which pretty much left him a tempo down in a Lasker Variation of the Queen's Gambit by transposition and his opponent Anish Giri's failure to make anything very much of this. The game was drawn in 34 moves.

Sergey Karjakin tried the fashionable London System but Michael Adams just played a known plan and rather quickly got a decisive attack. Hou Yifan lost a complex battle with Pavel Eljanov.

Wesley So was in danger of being substantially worse with white against Evgeny Tomashevsky but successfully took the game to a draw. David Navara and Shakhriyar had a lively draw. Ding Liren and Loek van Wely drew a long struggle where both had winning positions at various points.

Baskaran Adhiban defeated Eltaj Safarli in the battle of the leaders in the B-Group. Adhiban leads on 7.5/10 half a point clear of Aleksey Dreev.

Round 10 Standings: 1st Carlsen 7pts 2nd Caruana 6.5pts, 3rd-6th Giri, Wesley So, Ding Liren, Eljanov 5.5pts, 7th-8th Wei Yi, Mamedyarov 5pts 9th-10th Navara, Karjakin 4.5pts, 11th-13th Hou Yifan, Tomashevsky, Van Wely 4pts 14th Adams 3.5pts

Rest Day Thursday

Round 11 Pairings: Friday 29th Jan 2016 12:30pm Wei-Karjakin, Mamedyarov-Caruana, Van Wely-Navara, Tomashevsky-Ding, Eljanov-So, Carlsen-Hou, Adams-Giri.

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 7 2889
2. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2787 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 1 . 0 ½ ½ . . 1 2866
3. Giri, Anish g NED 2798 ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ . . ½ 1 . 2784
4. So, Wesley g USA 2773 . ½ 1 * ½ . ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ . 2770
5. Ding, Liren g CHN 2766 . 0 ½ ½ * . ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ . ½ 1 2772
6. Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2760 0 0 ½ . . * ½ 1 . ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 2779
7. Wei, Yi g CHN 2706 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * . 1 . ½ ½ . ½ 5 2760
8. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2747 ½ . 0 ½ ½ 0 . * ½ . 1 ½ ½ 1 5 2745
9. Navara, David g CZE 2730 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ . 0 ½ * ½ 0 . . ½ 2724
10. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2769 ½ ½ . ½ 0 ½ . . ½ * ½ 1 ½ 0 2708
11. Hou, Yifan g CHN 2673 . ½ . ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ * ½ 0 . 4 2668
12. Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2728 0 . ½ ½ . ½ ½ ½ . 0 ½ * ½ ½ 4 2673
13. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2640 0 . 0 ½ ½ 0 . ½ . ½ 1 ½ * ½ 4 2688
14. Adams, Michael g ENG 2744 0 0 . . 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 . ½ ½ * 2637
Round 10 (January 27, 2016)
Caruana, Fabiano - Wei, Yi 1-0 32 C83 Ruy Lopez Open
Giri, Anish - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 34 D38 QGD Ragozin
So, Wesley - Tomashevsky, Evgeny ½-½ 40 A29 English Four Knights
Ding, Liren - Van Wely, Loek ½-½ 64 D97 Gruenfeld Russian
Navara, David - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 31 C76 Ruy Lopez Modern Steinitz
Karjakin, Sergey - Adams, Michael 0-1 31 A45 Trompowsky
Hou, Yifan - Eljanov, Pavel 0-1 68 C53 Giuoco Piano
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 1 ½ ½ . 1 1 1 2750
2. Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2644 0 * ½ ½ . ½ 1 . 1 ½ 1 1 . 1 7 2724
3. Safarli, Eltaj g AZE 2653 0 ½ * . 1 . 1 ½ 1 ½ . ½ ½ 1 2671
4. Van Foreest, Jorden m NED 2541 1 ½ . * 1 . 0 0 1 1 0 . ½ 1 6 2626
5. Sevian, Samuel g USA 2578 . . 0 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ . 1 1 0 1 6 2618
6. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g GER 2679 . ½ . . ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 5 2544
7. Antipov, Mikhail Al. g RUS 2567 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ * . . 1 1 0 . 1 5 2579
8. Abasov, Nijat g AZE 2556 0 . ½ 1 0 ½ . * ½ . 0 1 ½ 1 5 2557
9. Bok, Benjamin g NED 2607 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ . ½ * 1 ½ . 1 . 2549
10. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2627 ½ ½ ½ 0 . ½ 0 . 0 * . ½ 1 1 2536
11. Batsiashvili, Nino m GEO 2485 . 0 . 1 0 0 0 1 ½ . * ½ 1 0 4 2483
12. Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2548 0 0 ½ . 0 ½ 1 0 . ½ ½ * 1 . 4 2516
13. Admiraal, Miguoel m NED 2441 0 . ½ ½ 1 ½ . ½ 0 0 0 0 * . 3 2443
14. Haast, Anne wg NED 2391 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 . 0 1 . . * 2 2358
Round 10 (January 27, 2016)
Adhiban, Baskaran - Safarli, Eltaj 1-0 62 A45 Trompowsky
Dreev, Aleksey - Batsiashvili, Nino 1-0 33 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Van Foreest, Jorden - Bok, Benjamin 1-0 39 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Antipov, Mikhail Al. - Sevian, Samuel 0-1 40 C50 Giuoco Piano
L'Ami, Erwin - Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½-½ 34 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Ju, Wenjun - Admiraal, Miguoel 1-0 41 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)
Haast, Anne - Abasov, Nijat 0-1 37 C70 Ruy Lopez

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