73rd Tata Steel Chess Tournament – round 1

Anand won a weird game against Ponomariov after the latter got his Queen trapped and Nakamura won a nice game against Grischuk.

You can view games at http://www.tatasteelchess.com/tournament/livegames

Standings in Group A:

1-3. V. Anand, H. Nakamura, J. Smeets 1
4-11. L. Aronian, M. Carlsen, A. Giri, W. Hao, V. Kramnik, E. l’Ami, I. Nepomniachtchi, M. Vachier-Lagrave ½
12-14. A. Grischuk, R. Ponomariov, A. Shirov 0

Standings in Group B:

1-4. Z. Efimenko, L. McShane, D. Navara, G. Sargissian 1
5-10. L. Chao, L. Fressinet, L. Liem, F. Nijboer, W. So, V. Tkachiev ½
11-14. S. Ganguly, J. Hammer, W. Spoelman, R. Wojtaszek 0

Standings in Group C:

1-4. I. Nyzhnyk, T. Sachdev, D. Swiercz, D. Vocaturo 1
5-10. M. Bluvshtein, B. Bok, K. Lahno, R. Pruijssers, S. Siebrecht, M. van der Werf ½
11-14. J.W. de Jong, I. Ivanisevic, M. Kazhgaleyev, R. van Kampen 0

Check out the photos done by Fred Lucas at http://www.tatasteelchess.com/tournament/gallery