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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

2011 Tata Steel Chess Tournament:Round 10 results and standings, Round 11 pairings


The tenth round of 2011 Tata Steel Chess Tournament was played today. Here are the results from all three Grandmaster Tournaments:

(the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):



Group A: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 26th
Viswanathan Anand - Alexei Shirov
1-0
Anish Giri - Levon Aronian
½-½
Ruslan Ponomariov - Alexander Grischuk
1-0
Erwin l'Ami - Wang Hao
0-1
Jan Smeets - Vladimir Kramnik
½-½
Magnus Carlsen - Ian Nepomniachtchi
0-1
Hikaru Nakamura - Max. Vachier-Lagrave
1-0

Group B: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 26th
Laurent Fressinet - Wouter Spoelman
0-1
Li Chao - David Navara
0-1
Vlad Tkachiev - Wesley So
½-½
Friso Nijboer - Surya Ganguly
0-1
Luke McShane - Zahar Efimenko
0-1
Radek Wojtaszek - Jon Ludvig Hammer
½-½
Le Quang Liem - Gabriel Sargissian
1-0



Group C: Round 10 - Wed. Jan. 26th
Benjamin Bok - Tania Sachdev
½-½
Roeland Pruijssers - Mark Bluvshtein
1-0
Mark van der Werf - Jan Willem de Jong
0-1
Sebastian Siebrecht - Murtas Kazhgaleyev
1-0
Ivan Ivanisevic - Daniele Vocaturo
1-0
Katherina Lahno - Robin van Kampen
½-½



These results mean the following standings exist after 10 rounds of play:
Grandmaster Group A:

Grandmaster Group B:


Grandmaster Group C:


You can play through all of the games from round 10 by going to the following links:

Group A

http://www.chessbase.com/news/2011/wijk/games/wijka10.htm

Group B:

http://www.chessbase.com/news/2011/wijk/games/wijkb10.htm 

 Group C:

http://www.chessbase.com/news/2011/wijk/games/wijkc10.htm 

Here are the pairings for round 11:
(Tomorrow is a rest day for the players)
(the player on the left has the white pieces in the game):


Group A: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 28th
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Max. Vachier-Lagrave - Viswanathan Anand
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Hikaru Nakamura
Vladimir Kramnik - Magnus Carlsen
Wang Hao - Jan Smeets
Alexander Grischuk - Erwin l'Ami
Levon Aronian - Ruslan Ponomariov
Alexei Shirov - Anish Giri

Group B: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 28th
Gabriel Sargissian - Laurent Fressinet
Jon Ludvig Hammer - Le Quang Liem
Zahar Efimenko - Radek Wojtaszek
Surya Ganguly - Luke McShane
Wesley So - Friso Nijboer
David Navara - Vlad Tkachiev
Wouter Spoelman - Li Chao

Group C: Round 11 - Fri. Jan. 28th
Ilya Nyzhnyk - Benjamin Bok
Robin van Kampen - Dariusz Swiercz
Daniele Vocaturo - Katherina Lahno
Murtas Kazhgaleyev - Ivan Ivanisevic
Jan Willem de Jong - Sebastian Siebrecht
Mark Bluvshtein - Mark van der Werf
Tania Sachdev - Roeland Pruijssers

Two rounds of play occur after round 11 before the tournament is over.




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