Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2013 – Masters Event

Today is the arrival day of Gibraltar open tournament. This year the list of players in Masters event (there are 5 tournaments in total there) is again highly impressive – http://chess-results.com/tnr89507.aspx?lan=1. Ivanchuk, Kamsky, Adams, Wojtaszek, Vachier-Lagrave are just a few names from that list! http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.com/ is the official website of the event. Tomorrow is the first round. Will post pairings as soon as I see them :).

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Wijk aan Zee Round 8

GM Group A

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Carlsen won a very interesting and long game against Karjakin and is leading the event with 6 out of 8. Possibly, Karjakin overlooked a draw as it is stated in http://chess-news.ru/en/node/10840. Anand is 2nd with 5.5 points and Aronian & Nakamura share 3rd-4th.

Results of the 8th round

van Wely, L. – Nakamura, H. ½-½
Giri, A. – Wang, H. ½-½
Caruana, F. – L’Ami, E. 1-0
Aronian, L. – Hou, Y. 1-0
Carlsen, M. – Karjakin, S. 1-0
Harikrishna, P. – Leko, P. ½-½
Anand, V. – Sokolov, I. ½-½

It might be interesting for you to read Aronian’s comments on the game – http://chess-news.ru/en/node/10837

GM Group B

Rapport, who was the leader of the event for many rounds has lost to Smeets and is now sharing 1st-3rd with Movsesian and Timman (who by the way is the oldest participant in all 3 events!!).

Results of the 8th round

van Kampen, R. – Naiditsch, A. 1-0
Timman, J. – Ipatov, A. 1-0
Nikolic, P. – Grandelius, N. 1-0
Rapport, R. – Smeets, J. 0-1
Edouard, R. – Dubov, D. 1-0
Ernst, S. – Turov, M. 0-1
Movsesian, S. – Tiviakov, S. ½-½

GM Group C

Peralta drew and Brunello caught up with him after winning against Mekhitarian. They are on 6.5 points out of 8. Klein is 3rd and has 5.5 points.

Results of the 8th round

Goryachkina, A. – Admiraal, M. 1-0
Klein, D. – Romanishin, O. 1-0
Kovchan, A. – Burg, T. ½-½
Peralta, F. – van der Werf, M. ½-½
Swinkels, R. – Gretarsson, H. ½-½
Brunello, S. – Mekhitarian, K. 1-0
Schut, L. – Bitensky, I. 1-0

Today is the 2nd rest day.

The official website of the event is http://www.tatasteelchess.com/

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Monday Quiz

White to move

White to move and win

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Wijk aan Zee 2013 round 7

GM Group A

Leko had played a marathon game against Carlsen but the game still ended in a draw! Anand won against van Wely and rejoined Carlsen in the battle for 1st place. Karjakin escaped Aronian.

Results of round 7

Anand, V. – van Wely, L. 1-0
Sokolov, I. – Harikrishna, P. ½-½
Leko, P. – Carlsen, M. ½-½
Karjakin, S. – Aronian, L. ½-½
Hou, Y. – Caruana, F. ½-½
L’Ami, E. – Giri, A. ½-½
Wang, H. – Nakamura, H. 0-1

GM Group B

Rapport drew Dubov and remained on clear 1st place. Movsesian and Naiditsch won their games and share 2nd-3rd places.

Results of round 7

Movsesian, S. – van Kampen, R. 1-0
Tiviakov, S. – Ernst, S. 0-1
Turov, M. – Edouard, R. ½-½
Dubov, D. – Rapport, R. ½-½
Smeets, J. – Nikolic, P. 1-0
Grandelius, N. – Timman, J. 0-1
Ipatov, A. – Naiditsch, A. 0-1

GM Group C

Peralta won against Gretarsson and is leading with 6 points. Brunello was held to a draw by Bitensky and is on 2nd place with 5.5 points. Klein is 3rd with 4.5.

Results of round 7

Schut, L. – Goryachkina, A. ½-½
Bitensky, I. – Brunello, S. ½-½
Mekhitarian, K. – Swinkels, R. ½-½
Gretarsson, H. – Peralta, F. 0-1
van der Werf, M. – Kovchan, A. ½-½
Burg, T. – Klein, D. ½-½
Romanishin, O. – Admiraal, M. 1-0

The official website is http://www.tatasteelchess.com/

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Sunday Quiz

White to move and win

White to move and win

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