79th Tata Steel Masters / Round 13 / Final

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.   Wesly So Enroute To His Last Round Victory – Winning The Tournament   Wesley So finished off the 79th Tata Steel Masters Tournament with a fine win, winning the tournament by a full point ahead of Magnus Carlsen who drew his last round… Continue reading

79th Tata Steel Masters / Round 12

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Magnus Carlsen   Wesley So is still in the lead by a half point.  Why? well he had a draw today and both Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian won their games (below) and that puts them within a half point of the lead… Continue reading

79th Tata Steel Challengers / Round 12

79th Tata Steel Challengers / Round 12 Going into Rd 12 Jeffery Xiong was the leader by a half point. Today he was defeated by Norwegian GM Aryan Tari . Xiong is now tied with Ilia Smirin for third place with a score of 8/12. Victories today for Markus Ragger (8.5) and Gawain Jones (8.5) can enjoy half… Continue reading

79th Tata Steel Masters / Round 10

by National Life Master Loal Davis All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.   There were three decisive games played in Round 10 – All strongly played, entertaining and instructional. Wesly So increased his lead to a full point over the rest of the field. Levon Aronian demolished Richard Rapport in… Continue reading

79th Tata Steel Masters / Round 9

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.       Magnus Carlsen bounced back from his loss yesterday to score the only win in Round 9.   “Tata Steel Masters 2017”Round “9”White “Carlsen, Magnus (NOR)”Black “Van Wely, Loek (NED)” 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6… Continue reading