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Monday, January 31, 2011

2011 Tata Steel Chess Tournament:Nakamura wins Grandmaster Group A

The last round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament was played on Sunday. Here are the results from this last round of play in all 3 Grandmaster Tournaments:

Group A: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 30st
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Viswanathan Anand ½-½
Vladimir Kramnik - Max. Vachier-Lagrave ½-½
Wang Hao - Hikaru Nakamura ½-½
Alexander Grischuk - Magnus Carlsen ½-½
Levon Aronian - Jan Smeets ½-½
Alexei Shirov - Erwin l'Ami ½-½
Anish Giri - Ruslan Ponomariov ½-½

Group B: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 30th
Jon Ludvig Hammer - Laurent Fressinet 0-1
Zahar Efimenko - Gabriel Sargissian ½-½
Surya Ganguly - Le Quang Liem ½-½
Wesley So - Radek Wojtaszek ½-½
David Navara - Luke McShane ½-½
Wouter Spoelman - Friso Nijboer 1-0
Li Chao - Vlad Tkachiev 1-0

Group C: Round 13 - Sun. Jan. 30th
Robin van Kampen - Benjamin Bok ½-½
Daniele Vocaturo - Ilya Nyzhnyk ½-½
Murtas Kazhgaleyev - Dariusz Swiercz
½-½
Jan Willem de Jong - Katherina Lahno 0-1
Mark Bluvshtein - Ivan Ivanisevic 1-0
Tania Sachdev - Sebastian Siebrecht 0-1
Roeland Pruijssers - Mark van der Werf
0-1

You can play through all of the games from round 13 of these GM tournaments by going to the following links:
Grandmaster Group A:
http://www.chessbase.com/news/2011/wijk/games/wijka13.htm

Grandmaster Group B:
http://www.chessbase.com/news/2011/wijk/games/wijkb13.htm 

Grandmaster Group C:

http://www.chessbase.com/news/2011/wijk/games/wijkc13.htm


These results mean the following final standings exist in each tournament, Congratulations to GM's Nakamura, Navara. and Vocatura  (shown below according to how I have mentioned them above) for winning your respective tournaments!













Grandmaster Group A:



Grandmaster Group B:



You can read more about the tournament at these websites:

http://www.tatasteelchess.com/

http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/chessnews/events/73rd-tata-steel-chess-tournament-2011/nakamura-wins-tata-steel-tournament-in-wijk-aan-zee

http://chessbase.com/

http://www.chessdom.com/

http://www.chessvibes.com/ 

3 comments:

phx said...

It was so much fun to follow this tournament. Excellent job by Nakamura. Good job Anand. As Anand said, any other year +4 would have won the tournament.

Wayne said...

I'm glad you had a chance to follow the tournament,hopefully some of it live on the internet perhaps! Nakamura deserved to win. It is amazing that Anand actually had a better performance in the tournament than Nakamura considered that Anand had 9 draws in the tournament! Thanks for expressing your views.

Wayne said...

I was wrong I misread the crosstable LOL Nakamura's performance rating was better than Anand's in the tournament.

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