Monday 14 January 2013

Tata Steel

The traditional Wijk aan Zee tournament is underway in the Netherlands. Under the sponsorship of Tata Steel, the tournament consists of 3 14 player round robins, along with a number of supporting events. The top event is once again very strong, with Magnus Carlsen, Lev Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Viswanthan Anand and Hikaru Nakamura in the field.
White the first two rounds have been hard fought, there have only been 2 decisive games so far. Round 2 saw all 7 games drawn, although there were a couple of very lucky escapes.  Two players who have split the points in both their games are Carlsen and Aronian, although they did play each other in round 2.
The games are scheduled to start at 1:30pm CET, which translates to 11:30pm Canberra time. So I can at least see what openings are being played, before slipping of to the land of Nod.
For results, games and downloads, visit the Tata Steel Tournament website.

1 comment:

Darklion said...

Thanks for your regular blogs shaun. I only have access via my phone, so any chess news is appreciated..