Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

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Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:31 pm

Carlsen
Giri
Mamedyarov
Ding
Kramnik
Anand
J Van Foreest
Vidit
Radjabov
Fedoseev
Nepomniachtchi
Duda
Shankland

Interesting lineup so far
The 14th player will be announced in December, when it is known who will be the highest ranked player in the ACP Competition with a rating under 2750 on 1 December. The participants of the Tata Steel Challengers will be announced at the same time.
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Post by Mick Norris » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:26 pm

Rapport gets the final spot

Challengers has an interesting field too:
Korobov, Maghsoodloo, Kovalev, Bareev, l'Ami, Gledura, Esipenko, Praggnanandhaa, Keymer, L van Foreest, Paehtz, Saduakassova, Kuipers
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Post by Chris Rice » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:45 pm

Peter Doggers sets the scene for the tournament due to kick off on Friday afternoon.

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Post by Chris Rice » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:19 pm

Anish Giri tweets the Tata goodie bag. Welcome papers, chess set, stroopwafels, lipstick and a small box with peppermints. Image

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Post by Chris Rice » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:22 pm

Cutting edge pairing system being used for the Challengers...

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Post by Mick Norris » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:46 pm

:lol: Challengers full pairings and schedule

chess and football

We'd give that a go here in Bolton, but the stadium might get repossessed before the end of the tournament :roll:
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Post by Reg Clucas » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:00 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:46 pm

chess and football

We'd give that a go here in Bolton, but the stadium might get repossessed before the end of the tournament :roll:
Things were never that bad in Horwich when Horwich RMI played there (not even the football!) :)

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Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:15 pm

True; I even played chess at Horwich RMI once for Chorley a long time ago
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Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:58 pm

Round 1 pairings

Ding - Carlsen
Vidit - Duda
Van Foreest - Anand
Fedoseev - Rapport
Shankland - Shak
Radjabov - Kramnik
Giri - Nepo

Full pairings
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Post by Mick Norris » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:28 am

Round 1 report ChessMind with analysis

TWIC with Mark Crowther who is there for the first week

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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:34 pm

In today's final unfinished game Shankland is about to beat Rapport, which would mean no White wins in the first 2 rounds :shock:
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Post by David Robertson » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:30 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:34 pm
In today's final unfinished game Shankland is about to beat Rapport
Just how useless are you as clairvoyant, analyst, and informant?

Granted, after 74. Nf8???????? [-6.80], you might imagine Shankland stood well. But this is Wijk-aan-Zee, not the Ambleside & District Div 4. So anything can happen. And it did. A draw!

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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:10 pm

My other point remains, of course :)
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Post by Alex Holowczak » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:52 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:30 pm
Granted, after 74. Nf8???????? [-6.80], you might imagine Shankland stood well. But this is Wijk-aan-Zee, not the Ambleside & District Div 4. So anything can happen. And it did. A draw!
Of course. The Ambleside & District Division 4 probably has adjudications, so no one has ever reached move 74. :P

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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:04 am

Over my deceased form, mate :twisted:
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