Sunday 12 January 2014

2014 Tata Steel

The 2014 Tata Steel Tournament kicked off last night, although this years event has seen some changes. Rather than the traditional 3 tournament groups, this years tournament only sees 2. The top section has also been reduced from the previous 14 players down to 12. Nonetheless it has still attracted a very strong field, with Lev Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Bois Gelfand at the top of the field.
The first round was pretty cut throat, with 4 decisive games out of 6. Possibly the pick of these was Caruana's attacking win over Gelfand, although it was one big mistake by Gelfand that brought the game to a rapid end.
The tournament runs until the 26th of January, but as the top section has fewer rounds than the subsidiary events, there is a greater than usual rest days. Check the official website for times and dates of the rounds.

Caruana,Fabiano - Gelfand,Boris [B90]
2014 Tata Steel, 11.01.2014

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This game certainly pleased the crowd at the Australian Juniors. ;)