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Friday, January 10, 2014

Tata Steel - Wijk aan Zee 2014


General information on the grandmaster groups


The Tata Steel Chess Tournament has two main tournaments. They are played according to the 'round robin' system, whereby each competitor plays in turn against every other during the tournament. The Grandmaster group A has 12 players and the Grandmaster group B has 14 players. Both groups start on January 11th 2014. All rounds in Wijk aan Zee begin at 13.30 hours, except for the last round on January 26th, which begins at 12.00 hours. The two rounds in Amsterdam and Eindhoven start at 14:00 hours.
Time control

The time control is: 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from the first move.

GM Aronian, Levon ARM 2812 - 2
GM Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2789 - 3
GM Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2782 - 6
GM Gelfand, Boris ISR 2777 - 8
GM Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2759 - 10
GM Dominguez, Leinier CUB 2754 - 14
GM Giri, Anish NED 2734 - 19
GM So, Wesley PHL 2719 - 28
GM Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2718 - 29
GM Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2706 - 42
GM Rapport, Richard HUN 2691 - 56
GM Van Wely, Loek NED 2672 - 77

Official website: http://www.tatasteelchess.com

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fewer players, some big names missing. Is this tournament losing some of its prestige?

Anonymous said...

Nakamura should win this. Aronian second.

Anonymous said...

Wesley so ftw

Anonymous said...

Wesley so ftw