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Magnus Carlsen wins Tata Steel Chess 2016

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has won the 78th Tata Steel Chess Tournament at Wijk aan Zee.  In today’s 13th and final round, the Norwegian grandmaster drew with Liren Ding, letting him maintain a 1.0 point lead against both Ding and Fabiano Caruana.  This is Carlsen’s 5th time to win […]

Tata Steel Chess 2016 Round 13

Tata Steel Chess 2016 Round 12

Tata Steel Chess 2016, Round 12: Fabiano gains on Carlsen

US Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana won his match against Loek Van Wely in today’s round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament at Wijk aan Zee.  This gives him a total of 8.0 points, 0.5 points just behind current leader Magnus Carlsen, and 0.5 points ahead of Liren Deng. The game opened in […]


Tata Steel Ches 2016, Round 11: Carlsen regains 1.0 lead against Caruana

For the second time in the tournament, World Champion Magnus Carlsen once more leads Fabiano Caruana by a point, this time after defeating Yifan Hou in a 54-move game that started in the Petroff Defense.  After the 14th move, both players have castled long and have both of their rooks […]

Tata Steel Chess 2016 Round 11

Tata Steel Chess Round 10

Tata Steel Chess 2016, Round 10: Caruana, Adams and Eljanov move a point up

Grandmasters Fabiano Caruana, Michael Adams and Pavel Eljanov each won their matches for the day.  Caruana closes the gap between him and the current leader GM Magnus Carlsen by 0.5 points and leaves GM Anish Giri a full point behind. Caruana defeated Yi Wei in a 31-move game which started […]


Tata Steel Chess 2015, Round 9: Carlsen defeats Adams, leads the Masters by 1.0

Magnus Carlsen defeated Michael Adams today in the 9th round of the Tata Steel Chess 2016 Tournament.  This gives the World Champion a 1.0 and 1.5 point lead against Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So respectively.  Hou Yifan also won her match against Evgeny Tomashevsky.  The rest of the competitors in the […]

Tata Steel Chess 2016 Round 9

Tata Steel Chess 2016 Round 8

Tata Steel Chess 2016, Round 8: Caruana loses to Navara, Carlsen Leads

Fabiano Caruana lost to David Navaro in today’s round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee.    This loss reduced Caruana’s points by 0.5, effectively lowering his ranking in the event and giving Magnus Carlsen the lead with 6.5 points.  Another winner is Loek van Wely defeated Yifan Hou. […]


Tata Steel Chess 2016, Round 7: Carlsen and Caruana lead with 5.0 points

Magnus Carlsen defeated Pavel Eljanov after 34 moves in the Blumenfeld Gambit while Fabiano Caruana defeated Liren Deng in a hard fought 83-move game at today’s Round 7 of the Tata Steel Masters.  This gives both grandmasters 5.0 points. Other winners today include:Anish Giri, Shakhryar Mamedyarov, Anne Haast, Adhiban Baskaran, Mikhail Antipov and Jorden […]

Tata Steel Chess 2016 Round 7

Tata Steel Chess 2016 Round 6

Tata Steel Chess 2016, Round 6: Carlsen joins Ding and Caruana at the top

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen won in today’s round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament.  His opponent, Russian Grandmaster Evgeny Tomashevsky resigned after the 30th move.  He now has a total of 4.0 points and shares the top position along with Liren Ding and Fabiano Caruana. GM Anish Giri also […]


Liren Ding ties with Caruana after Round 5 of the Tata Steel Masters Tournament

GM Liren Ding won against Sergey Karjakin in today’s round of the Tata Steel Masters tournament at Wijk aan Zee.  This gives him a total of 3.5 points, allowing him to tie in first place with GM Fabiano Caruana.  World Champion Magnus Carlsen and GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov also won their […]

Tata Steel Chess 2016 Round 5