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Tata Steel 2017

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:15 pm

Gawain Jones playing in the Challengers
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Re: Tata Steel 2017

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:45 pm

Starts 14 January
All rounds in Wijk aan Zee begin at 1.30pm, except for the last round on 29 January 2017, which begins at 12.00pm. Both rounds on the Chess On Tour days start at 2.00pm.

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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.
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Re: Tata Steel 2017

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:43 am

Mick Norris wrote:Starts 14 January
All rounds in Wijk aan Zee begin at 1.30pm, except for the last round on 29 January 2017, which begins at 12.00pm. Both rounds on the Chess On Tour days start at 2.00pm.

Time control
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.
On tour at Rotterdam's Feyenoord Stadium and Haarlem
Blimey. Not on the pitch though, one trusts.

Did anybody else play in that tournament once that was in the hospitality suite at Forest?

(Incidentally are the kick-off times GMT or CET?)
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Re: Tata Steel 2017

Post by Ian Kingston » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:44 pm

JustinHorton wrote: Did anybody else play in that tournament once that was in the hospitality suite at Forest?
Yes - Nottingham Congress 2004 and 2005 (and possibly earlier - Neil Graham would know). There were problems with the low sun in the early evening as I recall.

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Re: Tata Steel 2017

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:37 pm

What amused me the year I played was that it took place the weekend of the play-off semi-finals, so Forest must have given up on them by the time the tournament was arranged.
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Re: Tata Steel 2017

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:08 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:Starts 14 January
All rounds in Wijk aan Zee begin at 1.30pm, except for the last round on 29 January 2017, which begins at 12.00pm. Both rounds on the Chess On Tour days start at 2.00pm.

Time control
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.
On tour at Rotterdam's Feyenoord Stadium and Haarlem
Blimey. Not on the pitch though, one trusts.

Did anybody else play in that tournament once that was in the hospitality suite at Forest?

(Incidentally are the kick-off times GMT or CET?)
The football is on the pitch at Telstar's ground on the 18th

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I posted the times as I was sure I had read they were GMT, but based on the chess24live countdown clock, it appears they are CET and therefore rounds normally start at 12:30 pm GMT
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Re: Tata Steel 2017

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:06 am

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Gawain starts with 2 whites
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Re: Tata Steel 2017

Post by Tim Harding » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:07 pm

Chess24 commentary by Gustafsson and Svidler will be for the Premium members only.

Round one pairings.
MASTERS:
Harikrishna-Aronian
Adhiban-Van Wely
Eljanov-Rapport
Karjakin-Giri
So-Carlsen
Wojtaszek-Nepo'
Andreikin-Wei Yi

CHALLENGERS:
Jones-Grandelius
Guramishvili-Liu Shanglei
Smirin-Dobrov
Tari-Hansen
Bok-Lei Tingjie
Ragger-Xiong
J. Van Foreest-E. L'Ami
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Re: Tata Steel 2017

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:52 pm

Very disappointing commentary news.
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Re: Tata Steel 2017

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:13 pm

Which is?
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Re: Tata Steel 2017

Post by Tim Harding » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:11 am

Carl Hibbard wrote:Very disappointing commentary news.
Matt Mackenzie wrote:Which is?
Read the first line of my post again, Matt!

Personally as a Premium member for the past 18 months I can see why they do it and maybe a lot more people will sign up for this excellent service. The instructional videos and ebooks (much better than those on chess.com) are all free to premium members.
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Re: Tata Steel 2017

Post by Joshua Gibbs » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:55 am

I think Karjakin will win this. In case noone knows, games are live on chess bomb.

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Re: Tata Steel 2017

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:27 pm

Tim Harding wrote:
Carl Hibbard wrote:Very disappointing commentary news.
Matt Mackenzie wrote:Which is?
Read the first line of my post again, Matt!

Personally as a Premium member for the past 18 months I can see why they do it and maybe a lot more people will sign up for this excellent service. The instructional videos and ebooks (much better than those on chess.com) are all free to premium members.
I have now paid and airplay to an Apple TV works ok but better if there was a native application.
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Re: Tata Steel 2017

Post by Angus French » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:08 pm

The official site for the tournament is carrying video commentary from chess.com with Yasser Seirawan and a Dutch player I recognise but can't put a name to.

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Re: Tata Steel 2017

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:53 am

Eljanov only winner in round 1 of the Masters; Gawain draws quickly in round 1 of the Challengers

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