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78th Tata Steel Masters 2016 (5)

Ding Liren catches Caruana in Tata Steel Masters lead after 5 rounds

Carlsen defeated van Wely in Round 5. Photo ©

Carlsen defeated van Wely in Round 5. Photo © | http://www.tatasteelchess.com/

Ding Liren beat Sergey Karjakin to catch Fabiano Caruana in the lead on 3.5 points after five rounds of the Tata Steel Masters. The event moved to the Science Center NEMO in Amsterdam for the day. Ding came out on top of a very difficult Queen's Indian requiring a lot of precise calculation.

World Champion Magnus Carlsen beat Loek van Wely but only after a lot of risk in the Dutchman's time trouble. 23...Qg5 sacrificed a piece (23...Nf6 was sounder) 25.Ke1! (25.Rc2) was an excellent response, 27...Rxg2? (27...g5 necessary) was a mistake according to the computers with a precise sequence following 29.Qh4+ leading to a win. Carlsen's 36...Kg8 hoped precisely for the losing 37.Ne2 as played although by then Carlsen was well on top. Carlsen moves to a group half a point off the lead on 3pts.

Leader Fabiano Caruana was held by Hou Yifan in a technical struggle.

Michael Adams went down to yet another defeat, this time to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. 34...Ra6? turned a favourable position for Adams to a worse one although later 43.Rce2?! Rxe2! was dead even according to computers. Adams position collapsed quickly after that.

The remaining games Tomashevsky-Eljanov, Wei Yi-Giri and Navara-So were all drawn without any great drama.

The B-Group took place on Wednesday. Leader Aleksey Dreev conceded a quick draw to Jorden van Foreest and was joined on 4.5/5 by Baskaran Adhiban.

Round 5 standings: 1st-2nd Caruana, Ding 3.5pts 3rd-6th Hou Yifan, Wesley So, Carlsen, Eljanov 3pts, 7th-9th Karjakinm, Wei Yi, Mamedyarov 2.5pts, 10th-12th Giri, Tomashevsky, Navara 2pts 13th Van Wely 1.5pts 14th Adams 1pt

Round 6 Fri 22nd Jan 2016 12:30 GMT: Karjakin-Eljanov, Carlsen-Tomashevsky, Adams-Van Wely, Giri-Mamedyarov, Hou-Wei, So-Caruana, Ding-Navara.

Carlsen explains his win against van Wely

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. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2787 * . ½ . ½ 1 . . . ½ . . . 1 2912
2. Ding, Liren g CHN 2766 . * ½ ½ . . 1 . . ½ . . . 1 2900
3. Hou, Yifan g CHN 2673 ½ ½ * ½ . . ½ . . . . 1 . . 3 2837
4. So, Wesley g USA 2773 . ½ ½ * . . ½ . . 1 . ½ . . 3 2819
5. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2844 ½ . . . * . . ½ ½ . . ½ 1 . 3 2794
6. Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2760 0 . . . . * . ½ 1 . ½ . 1 . 3 2793
7. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2769 . 0 ½ ½ . . * . . . 1 . ½ . 2716
8. Wei, Yi g CHN 2706 . . . . ½ ½ . * . ½ ½ . . ½ 2774
9. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2747 . . . . ½ 0 . . * . ½ . ½ 1 2743
10. Giri, Anish g NED 2798 ½ ½ . 0 . . . ½ . * . ½ . . 2 2680
11. Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2728 . . . . . ½ 0 ½ ½ . * . ½ . 2 2652
12. Navara, David g CZE 2730 . . 0 ½ ½ . . . . ½ . * . ½ 2 2694
13. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2640 . . . . 0 0 ½ . ½ . ½ . * . 2620
14. Adams, Michael g ENG 2744 0 0 . . . . . ½ 0 . . ½ . * 1 2507
Round 5 (January 21, 2016)
Caruana, Fabiano - Hou, Yifan ½-½ 79 C42 Petroff's Defence
Ding, Liren - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 55 E15 Queens Indian
Wei, Yi - Giri, Anish ½-½ 39 B91 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Adams, Michael 1-0 50 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Tomashevsky, Evgeny - Eljanov, Pavel ½-½ 38 E00 Catalan
Navara, David - So, Wesley ½-½ 46 D38 QGD Ragozin
Van Wely, Loek - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 39 D83 Gruenfeld 4.Bf4
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. Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2644 * . . . 1 . . ½ . 1 1 . . 1 2896
2. Adhiban, Baskaran g IND 2653 . * . . . . . . . ½ 1 1 1 1 2874
3. Safarli, Eltaj g AZE 2653 . . * . . . 1 . . 1 ½ ½ ½ . 2695
4. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g GER 2679 . . . * . 1 ½ . . ½ . ½ ½ . 3 2605
5. Antipov, Mikhail Al. g RUS 2567 0 . . . * . . 1 1 . 0 . . 1 3 2622
6. Batsiashvili, Nino m GEO 2485 . . . 0 . * 0 1 . . . 1 1 . 3 2631
7. Sevian, Samuel g USA 2578 . . 0 ½ . 1 * 0 . . . 1 . . 2582
8. Van Foreest, Jorden m NED 2541 ½ . . . 0 0 1 * . . . . . 1 2533
9. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2627 . . . . 0 . . . * 0 ½ . 1 1 2510
10. Bok, Benjamin g NED 2607 0 ½ 0 ½ . . . . 1 * . . . . 2 2579
11. Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2548 0 0 ½ . 1 . . . ½ . * . . . 2 2556
12. Abasov, Nijat g AZE 2556 . 0 ½ ½ . 0 0 . . . . * . . 1 2369
13. Admiraal, Miguoel m NED 2441 . 0 ½ ½ . 0 . . 0 . . . * . 1 2379
14. Haast, Anne wg NED 2391 0 0 . . 0 . . 0 0 . . . . * 0
Round 5 (January 20, 2016)
Dreev, Aleksey - Van Foreest, Jorden ½-½ 14 E81 King's Indian Saemisch
Adhiban, Baskaran - Haast, Anne 1-0 31 D16 Slav Lasker/Smyslov
Safarli, Eltaj - Ju, Wenjun ½-½ 51 B47 Sicilian Paulsen
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Bok, Benjamin ½-½ 47 C53 Giuoco Piano
Batsiashvili, Nino - Admiraal, Miguoel 1-0 45 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Sevian, Samuel - Abasov, Nijat 1-0 41 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
L'Ami, Erwin - Antipov, Mikhail Al. 0-1 54 E47 Nimzo Indian

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