Tata Steel 2013 / Round 12



Magnus Carlsen


Magnus Carlsen is on a roll.  He defeated (rather convincingly) Hikaru Nakamura today on the White side of a Sicilian – See Diagram.



This means that Carlsen has effectively won the tournament with a round to spare; no one can catch him.


There just doesn’t appear to be any type of game that he doesn’t play well, and more importantly, seem completely comfortable doing so.


The World Champion Anand,won his game against L’Ami,
Hou won her game against Sokolov and Van Wely won his game against Caruana who has now lost his second game in a row.



Click on Diagram to step through the game.



For the other decisive games of Round Twelve – See Comments.


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  1. [Event “75th Tata Steel Chess Group A”]
    [Site “Wijk aan Zee”]
    [Date “2013.01.26”]
    [Round “12”]
    [White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
    [Black “L’Ami, Erwin”]
    [Result “1-0”]
    [ECO “B90”]
    [WhiteElo “2772”]
    [BlackElo “2627”]
    [PlyCount “108”]
    [EventDate “2013.??.??”]
    [EventCountry “NED”]

    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. h3
    Be7 9. Qf3 O-O 10. O-O-O Qc7 11. g4 Rc8 12. Kb1 a5 13. a3 a4 14. Nc1 b5 15.
    N1a2 Bxa2+ 16. Nxa2 Qxc2+ 17. Ka1 Nc6 18. Rc1 Qxe4 19. Qxe4 Nxe4 20. Bxb5 Nc5 21. Bxc5 dxc5 22. Rc4 Na5 23. Rxa4 Rcb8 24. Bc4 e4 25. Bd5 Bf6 26. Nc3 Ra6 27. Rc1 c4 28. Ka2 Nb3 29. Rc2 Nc1+ 30. Kb1 Rxa4 31. Nxa4 Nd3 32. Bxc4 h5 33. Bxd3 exd3 34. Rd2 hxg4 35. hxg4 Re8 36. Rxd3 Re4 37. Nc3 Rxg4 38. b4 g5 39. Nd5 Be5 40. Kc2 Kf8 41. a4 Rc4+ 42. Kb3 Rd4 43. Rxd4 Bxd4 44. f3 f5 45. Kc4 Bf2 46. Kd3 g4 47. Ke2 Bd4 48. Ne3 g3 49. f4 Kf7 50. Kf3 Ke6 51. b5 Bb6 52. Nc4 Bc5 53. a5 Bd4 54. a6 Kd5 1-0

    [Event “75th Tata Steel Chess Group A”]
    [Site “Wijk aan Zee”]
    [Date “2013.01.26”]
    [Round “12”]
    [White “Sokolov, Ivan”]
    [Black “Hou, Yifan”]
    [Result “0-1”]
    [ECO “D38”]
    [WhiteElo “2667”]
    [BlackElo “2603”]
    [PlyCount “104”]
    [EventDate “2013.??.??”]
    [EventCountry “NED”]

    1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8.
    bxc3 c5 9. Bxf6 Qxf6 10. e3 Nc6 11. Bxc4 O-O 12. Bb5 Bd7 13. O-O Rfd8 14. a4
    Qe7 15. Qb1 Rab8 16. Qe4 cxd4 17. exd4 Qf6 18. Bd3 g6 19. Rfe1 Ne7 20. c4 Nf5 21. d5 exd5 22. cxd5 Re8 23. Ne5 Qd6 24. f4 f6 25. Kh1 h5 26. Qe2 Rbd8 27. Bc4 Re7 28. Qb2 Rde8 29. Nf3 Rxe1+ 30. Nxe1 Qxf4 31. Bd3 Qe3 32. h3 Ng3+ 33. Kh2 Qf4 34. Kg1 h4 35. Qf2 Qxf2+ 36. Kxf2 Ne4+ 37. Kg1 g5 38. a5 Nd6 39. Nf3 Rc8 40. a6 b6 41. Re1 Kf7 42. Rf1 Ke7 43. Re1+ Kd8 44. Bh7 Rc4 45. Bg8 Ra4 46. Be6 Rxa6 47. Nh2 b5 48. Ng4 Ne8 49. Nh6 Bxe6 50. dxe6 Ng7 51. e7+ Ke8 52. Ng8 f5 0-1

    [Event “Tata Steel”]
    [Site “?”]
    [Date “2013.01.26”]
    [Round “12”]
    [White “Loek Van Wely”]
    [Black “Fabiano Caruana”]
    [Result “1-0”]
    [ECO “D11”]
    [PlyCount “99”]
    [EventDate “2013.01.20”]
    [SourceDate “2013.01.26”]

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 5. h3 Bh5 6. Nc3 e6 7. g4 Bg6 8. Ne5
    dxc4 9. Bxc4 Nbd7 10. Nxg6 hxg6 11. Bd2 Nd5 12. Qb3 Qc7 13. Rc1 Nxc3 14. bxc3 Be7 15. Kf1 Rd8 16. Rc2 a6 17. a4 Nf6 18. Kg2 c5 19. Be2 Rd7 20. Bf3 O-O 21. Rb1 Rb8 22. Rcb2 Nd5 23. a5 cxd4 24. cxd4 Qd8 25. Qd3 Bd6 26. Qe2 Qe7 27. Be4 Rc8 28. Qf3 Bb8 29. Bxd5 exd5 30. Bb4 Qd8 31. Bc5 Qxa5 32. Rxb7 Qd8 33. Qe2 Rxb7 34. Rxb7 Rc6 35. Qb2 Bd6 36. Qb4 Bxc5 37. dxc5 Rc8 38. Ra7 Qf6 39. Qb7 Qe6 40. Rxa6 Qe4+ 41. Kh2 Qe5+ 42. Kg1 Rxc5 43. Ra8+ Kh7 44. Qxf7 Rc1+ 45. Kg2 Qe4+ 46. f3 Rc2+ 47. Kg3 Qe5+ 48. f4 Qxe3+ 49. Kh4 g5+ 50. Kxg5 1-0

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