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  1. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    13 Jan '13 17:04
    started yesterday. Some won. Some lost. Some drew.
  2. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    13 Jan '13 18:54
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    started yesterday. Some won. Some lost. Some drew.
    Sounds like it is nothing out of the ordinary. 😏
  3. Standard member Thabtos
    I am become Death
    13 Jan '13 21:24
    What is interesting is that currently Anand is the second best Indian in the tournament!
  4. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    13 Jan '13 21:35
    I think Tiviakov will win group B. He's actually much stronger than his rating suggests. Personally i think he could finish mid table in group A given a chance. Watch this space 😉
  5. 14 Jan '13 13:31
    do you know some place where to watch the games online other then the official web?
    cheers
  6. 14 Jan '13 14:13
    chessbomb.com
  7. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    15 Jan '13 00:37
    I'm really pleased to see Anand get a win today, especially against one of the favourites (i think Caruana must be considered one of the favs by now). He's been a dead man walking for far too long now! Could this be the start of a come back?? Hope so 🙂
  8. 15 Jan '13 02:53
    Yes, finally a win by Anand against an opponent in the top 10 !

    When was the last time it happened ?
  9. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    15 Jan '13 15:45
    Originally posted by w0lver1ne
    Yes, finally a win by Anand against an opponent in the top 10 !

    When was the last time it happened ?
    Wow, Anand wins two on the bounce! Against Aronian no less! Looks like the tiger has returned. 😀
  10. 15 Jan '13 16:23 / 1 edit


    It reminds me this one:

  11. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    20 Jan '13 19:18
    Another truly EPIC end game from Magnus. He really does seem to have gotten even better these last two events. 🙄
  12. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    20 Jan '13 19:30
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Wow, Anand wins two on the bounce! Against Aronian no less! Looks like the tiger has returned. 😀
    Maybe he has been practicing with Houdini & Rybka to beat them 10-0. 😏
  13. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    20 Jan '13 19:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Pacifique
    [pgn][Event "75th Tata Steel Chess Group A"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee"] [Date "2013.01.15"] [Round "4"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D47"] [WhiteElo "2802"] [BlackElo "2772"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 Bd6 9. O-O O-O 10. Qc2 Bb7 11. a3 Rc8 12. Ng5 c5 13. Nxh7 Ng4 8. Bxc5 Qc6 29. Kb3 Rb8+ 30. Ka3 Re5 31. Bb4 Qb6 0-1[/pgn]
    It took me a minute to see that white has no good defense to the coming ...Qxh3 on that first game. That second one made me take a second look too.
  14. 20 Jan '13 23:05 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Another truly EPIC end game from Magnus. He really does seem to have gotten even better these last two events. 🙄
    edit: hashed pgn of Carlsen's game was here, it was fixed and is displayed below by the next poster (thanks).

    The opposite coloured bishops ending looked like a certain draw. Very impressive from Carlsen.

    Apparently black should have played 68... gxh5.

    (http://www.tatasteelchess.com/tournament/report/year/2013/round/8)
  15. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    20 Jan '13 23:12
    [Event "Tata Steel Chess 2013"]
    [Site "Wijk aan Zee"]
    [Date "2013.01.20"]
    [Round "8.4"]
    [White "Carlsen, Magnus"]
    [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "A07"]
    [PlyCount "183"]
    [EventDate "2013.??.??"]