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  1. 13 Jan '12 20:53
    The 74th Tata Steel Chess Tournament: 13 - 29 January 2012 in Wijk aan Zee.

    Participants of grandmaster group A



    Carlsen, Magnus

    NOR

    2835


    Aronian, Levon

    ARM

    2805


    Radjabov, Teymour

    AZE

    2773


    Topalov, Veselin

    BUL

    2770



    Karjakin, Sergey

    RUS

    2769


    Ivanchuk, Vassily

    UKR

    2766


    Gashimov, Vugar

    AZE

    2761


    Nakamura, Hikaru

    USA

    2759


    Gelfand, Boris

    ISR

    2739


    Caruana, Fabiano

    ITA

    2736


    Kamsky, Gata

    USA

    2732


    Giri, Anish

    NED

    2714


    Navara, David

    CZE

    2712


    Van Wely, Loek

    NED

    2692

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  2. Subscriber joesheppe
    Lesser Poobah
    13 Jan '12 22:14
    Right! Very exciting - a very strong tournament with some interesting players.

    Here's the list of pairings: wijk aan zee pairings:

    http://www.chessdom.com/tata-steel-chess-2012-pairings
  3. Standard member Thabtos
    I am become Death
    13 Jan '12 22:32
    Ivanchuck is a spectacle to behold. He can either be the best among the elite, or the worst, depending on the tournament.

    Also it's interesting to me that he plays over 100 tournament games a year, every year, but still gets unbelievably nervous at the board.
  4. 13 Jan '12 22:38
    Carlsen might be the obvious pick for a winner and he is indeed my favourite. Who do you think wins the tournament??
  5. 14 Jan '12 00:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by watchyourbackrank
    Carlsen might be the obvious pick for a winner and he is indeed my favourite. Who do you think wins the tournament??
    Aronian and Carlsen to tiebreaker.

    Q
  6. 14 Jan '12 02:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by PhySiQ
    Aronian and Carlsen to tiebreaker.

    Q
    No Kramnik? I hope Kamsky does well, he plays the London.
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Jan '12 04:12 / 1 edit
    Toppy has dropped over 30 points. What's up with that? In that rarefied atmosphere, you don't gain OR lose points that quickly.

    Also, where is Anand?
  8. 14 Jan '12 08:30
    Originally posted by sonhouse


    Also, where is Anand?
    preparing for Gelfand match?
  9. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Jan '12 18:23
    Originally posted by watchyourbackrank
    preparing for Gelfand match?
    Yeah, that makes sense.
  10. 14 Jan '12 19:41
    Originally posted by watchyourbackrank
    preparing for Gelfand match?
    Then, why is Gelfand over here? Shouldn't he need preparing even more? Or has he accepted that the match is a lost cause?

    Richard

    (Or maybe he just likes snert that much. Yum, snert. Made a pan myself this evening. Luverly.)
  11. 14 Jan '12 20:38
    I'm curious to see how Anish Giri will perform ... Today he won the game against Gelfand .... a good start.
  12. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    14 Jan '12 21:20
    Ivanchuk.

    In that lineup he would be fiirst or last.

    Know one knows about him.

    Maybe the only player Kasparov feared in his prime.

    Best player never to be world champ?
  13. 14 Jan '12 21:43
    Originally posted by hedonist


    Best player never to be world champ?
    Carlsen?
    Guilio Polerio?
    Tartakower?
    Jacob Henry Sarratt?
    El Morro
    Rubenstein?
    La Bourdonnais?
    Ruy Lopez Segura?
    Paolo Boi?
    Alexandre Deschapelles?
    Leonardo da Cutri?
    Pedro Damiano?
    Alessandro Salvio?
    Johann Allgaier?

    What about Giaochino Greco?

    And the irish folk would give a hurrah for Alexander McDonnell!
    I'd probably be drop kicked for not mentioning Paul Morphy... but the world still considered him a champion...so I don't think he counts

    Q
  14. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Jan '12 21:45
    Originally posted by PhySiQ
    Carlsen?
    Guilio Polerio?
    Tartakower?
    Jacob Henry Sarratt?
    El Morro
    Rubenstein?
    La Bourdonnais?
    Ruy Lopez Segura?
    Paolo Boi?
    Alexandre Deschapelles?
    Leonardo da Cutri?
    Pedro Damiano?
    Alessandro Salvio?
    Johann Allgaier?

    What about Giaochino Greco?

    And the irish folk would give a hurrah for Alexander McDonnell!
    I'd probably be drop kicked for ...[text shortened]... l Morphy... but the world still considered him a champion...so I don't think he counts

    Q
    You didn't mention Paul Keres.
  15. 14 Jan '12 21:50
    Originally posted by PhySiQ
    Carlsen?
    Guilio Polerio?
    Tartakower?
    Jacob Henry Sarratt?
    El Morro
    Rubenstein?
    La Bourdonnais?
    Ruy Lopez Segura?
    Paolo Boi?
    Alexandre Deschapelles?
    Leonardo da Cutri?
    Pedro Damiano?
    Alessandro Salvio?
    Johann Allgaier?

    What about Giaochino Greco?

    And the irish folk would give a hurrah for Alexander McDonnell!
    I'd probably be drop kicked for ...[text shortened]... l Morphy... but the world still considered him a champion...so I don't think he counts

    Q
    Bronshtein