Wijk aan Zee – last round

GM Group A

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Carlsen drew Giri in the last round after getting a very unpleasant position and won the event with 10 out of 13! Aronian was 2nd with 8.5 and 3rd-4th places were shared by Anand and Karjakin.

Results of the last round

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

GM Group B

Naiditsch and Rapport both won their games and shared 1st-2nd places with 9 points. Movsesian and Smeets shared 3rd-4th with 8.5.

Results of the last round

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

GM Group C

Brunello won the event with 11 out of 13! Peralta was 2nd with 10.5 and Swinkels was 3rd with 8.5 points.

Results of the last round

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

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Wijk aan Zee 12th round

GM Group A

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Carlsen won against Nakamura and secured the 1st place before the last round! He has 9.5 points, Aronian and Anand are on 8.

Results of the 12th round

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

GM Group B

Rapport won against Timman and is back to sharing 1st place. Places 1st to 3rd (before the last round) are – Rapport, Movsesian and Naiditsch with 8.

Results of the 12th round

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

GM Group C

The battle for 1st place continues as both Brunello and Peralta won their games and have 10 points. Swinkels is 3rd with 7.5.

Results of the 12th round

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

Today is the last round and it begins at 12.00pm local time!

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Wijk aan Zee 11th round

GM Group A

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Carlsen was held by Wang Hao to a draw and now has 8.5. Aronian is on 7.5 and Anand is on 7.

Results of the 11th round

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

GM Group B

Movsesian had retained his position as the leader of the event and Naiditsch joined him after winning vs Rapport. They both have 7.5 points. Rapport, Smeets and Dubov have 7.

Results of the 11th round

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

GM Group C

Peralta won against Admiraal and again joined Brunello in the battle for the 1st place. They have 9 points, Swinkels and Klein have 7.

Results of the 11th round

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

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Wijk aan Zee 10th round

GM Group A

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Carlsen won again and this time it was L’Ami who had to resign. Now Carlsen is 1.5 points ahead of Anand and Aronian who have 6.5.

Results of the 10th round

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

GM Group B

Rapport won against Ipatov of Turkey and caught up with Movsesian. Both have 7 points out of 10 now. Naiditsch and Smeets are on 6.5.

Results of the 10th round

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

GM Group C

Brunello is leading the event with 8.5 out of 10, Peralta is 2nd with 8. Swinkels and Klein share 3rd-4th and have 6.5 points.

Results of the 10th round

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

Today is the rest day :).

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Wijk aan Zee 9th round

GM Group A

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Carlsen was surprised by Hou’s Ponziani but got a very good position and won later. He is a sole leader and has 7 out of 9, Anand has 6 points, Aronian and Nakamura are on 5.5.

Results of round 9

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

GM Group B

Movsesian is leading the event with 7 points, Smeets and Naiditsch are on 6.5.

Results of round 9

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

GM Group C

Brunello is the sole leader with 7.5 points out of 9, 2nd is Peralta with 7. Swinkels and Klein share 3rd-4th and are on 6.5 points.

Results of round 9

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

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