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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Tata Steel Tournament

Hikaru Nakamura9/13(+6 -1 =6)[view games]
Viswanathan Anand8.5/13(+4 -0 =9)[view games]
Magnus Carlsen8/13(+5 -2 =6)[view games]
Levon Aronian8/13(+3 -0 =10)[view games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[view games]
Vladimir Kramnik7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[view games]
Anish Giri6.5/13(+2 -2 =9)[view games]
Ruslan Ponomariov6.5/13(+2 -2 =9)[view games]
Wang Hao6/13(+3 -4 =6)[view games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi6/13(+3 -4 =6)[view games]
Jan Smeets4.5/13(+2 -6 =5)[view games]
Alexander Grischuk4.5/13(+1 -5 =7)[view games]
Erwin L'Ami4.5/13(+0 -4 =9)[view games]
Alexey Shirov4/13(+1 -6 =6)[view games]

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Carlsen vs Aronian ½-½28 2011 Tata SteelC45 Scotch Game
2. I Nepomniachtchi vs Kramnik ½-½36 2011 Tata SteelC45 Scotch Game
3. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Wang Hao ½-½37 2011 Tata SteelD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
4. J Smeets vs Shirov 1-025 2011 Tata SteelC78 Ruy Lopez
5. E L'Ami vs A Giri ½-½58 2011 Tata SteelD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Nakamura vs Grischuk 1-042 2011 Tata SteelD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
7. Ponomariov vs Anand 0-152 2011 Tata SteelB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
8. Aronian vs Nakamura ½-½17 2011 Tata SteelA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
9. Wang Hao vs I Nepomniachtchi 0-180 2011 Tata SteelD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
10. A Giri vs J Smeets ½-½38 2011 Tata SteelD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Ponomariov vs E L'Ami ½-½21 2011 Tata SteelE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
12. Grischuk vs M Vachier-Lagrave ½-½27 2011 Tata SteelB30 Sicilian
13. Shirov vs Carlsen ½-½28 2011 Tata SteelC45 Scotch Game
14. Anand vs Kramnik ½-½23 2011 Tata SteelE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. E L'Ami vs Anand ½-½31 2011 Tata SteelE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Aronian ½-½21 2011 Tata SteelD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
17. I Nepomniachtchi vs Grischuk ½-½23 2011 Tata SteelB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Kramnik vs Wang Hao ½-½46 2011 Tata SteelE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
19. Carlsen vs A Giri 0-122 2011 Tata SteelD71 Neo-Grunfeld
20. Nakamura vs Shirov 1-093 2011 Tata SteelC78 Ruy Lopez
21. J Smeets vs Ponomariov 0-140 2011 Tata SteelC18 French, Winawer
22. E L'Ami vs J Smeets ½-½27 2011 Tata SteelD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Anand vs Wang Hao 1-033 2011 Tata SteelE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
24. Shirov vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-132 2011 Tata SteelD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
25. Grischuk vs Kramnik ½-½34 2011 Tata SteelA09 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jan-31-11  NGambit: <sevenseaman: Isn't Anand fed up with his lack-lustre tournament performance and missed wins against lower ranked players?>

If you see his interview after Game 13, you could see that he in fact was very disappointed at not having won. But, the fact is a +4 (TRP 2844!) in such a strong field is not bad at all! A +4 performance has won the tournament 7(!!!) times in last 8 years at Wijk ann Zee with the exception of year 2006 when he himself scored a +5.

Therefore, your <He just does not seem to be bothered.> is definitely uncalled for.

Feb-01-11  Udayan Chawdhary: Hello, I am from India, the land of Anand. I wish to say that when one is young like Carsen and Nakamura, one tends to be agressive and flamboyant without a care in the world. When a man approaches 40 and thereafter, one becomes conservative in his approach, as is happening with Anand. It's a natural phenomenon.
Feb-01-11  anandrulez: Lol @ Land of Anand :) Its a new usage . What Udayan mentioned is correct , exuberance of youth and maturity of a wise player .
Feb-01-11  theagenbiteofinwit: <Isn't Anand fed up with his lack-lustre tournament performance and missed wins against lower ranked players?>

I'm sure he goes home after every tournament, cries, then wipes his tears with his championship wreath.

Feb-01-11
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  chancho: <I'm sure he goes home after every tournament, cries, then wipes his tears with his championship wreath.>

lol

Feb-01-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  SetNoEscapeOn: Or the Euros.
Feb-02-11  Texas Skybear: Udayan. Are you saying one has to be conservative in his approach to be a world champ?

I haven't seen a teenager reach the top either.

Feb-02-11  DAVI DE RAFE: texas skybear, u have to be agressive to become world champion. once u reach there, be conservative and assertive.thats wat anand done.
Feb-02-11  Udayan Chawdhary: Real World champs in any field have a healthy blend of being aggressive and being conservative. Anand is one of them. In India, we have litle sports icons as compared to other countries. Hence being an Indian, it is quite natural to be proud of Anand's accomplishments. Garry Kasparov who is universally accepted as the greatest of them all had a healthy blend of both. Even his agression had a conservatism blend and not recklesness as is the case with other youth icons. Your comments please.
Feb-02-11  iamsheaf: If any of you have noticed. Anand doesn't usually "over-perform" or "under-perform" by a huge margin. I don't remember Anand performing at 2900+ in a very long time. Perhaps in Mexico 2007 he had that kind of performance. On the other hand Anand very rarely performs at 2700 level either. I can think of only 3 occassions in last 14 years when he did quite bad. 2001 dortmund, 2006 Olympiad and Bilbao 2008. Otherwise his performance is usually consistent, between 2760 to 2840 range..
Feb-02-11  TheMacMan: this is anand after his draw with Nepo, putting him in 2nd place! he was MAAADDDD!!!! http://chessbase.com/news/2011/wijk...
Feb-02-11
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  plang: <* Anand hasn't won a super-tournament since Linares 2008;

Of course these two players are, really, really great but in term of "winner of a super tournament", even if they are indeed high favourite, they are not the best in term of results as tournaments winner lately.>

I continue to be amazed at the "disappointment" with Anand's results.

Since 1997 he has won the World Championship in a tournament, in a match as well as defended his title in a match.

He is the undisputed World Champion - he shouldn't have to prove anything to anyone.

Feb-02-11  Winsome Knight: I feel that the way Anand trained himself for WC matches has made him more solid in his play. Of course, if he finds inaccuracies from his opponents he is pressing for a win or else he is finding it difficult to create winning positions. It is also true that opponents will be extra careful with Anand and will be happy to get a draw against him. I think only Magnus tries to play and presses for a win against Anand without compromising just for a draw.

There is nothing wrong with Anand but it is just his approach that has changed after becoming world champion. And still he had come very close to winning a couple of tournaments! May be he will win one or two tournaments this year.

Feb-02-11  montree: <iamsheaf> Exactly. I agree. Anand always maintain a class. Nowadays he is playing more like 'Capablanca' style (not losing to any lesser player, draws don't hurt). I think people should be OK with that. World Champions should not be losing often.
Feb-02-11  Penguincw: Just in case anyone's wondering here are the TPR (tournament performance rating):

Nakamura : 2880
Anand : 2844
Carlsen : 2821
Aronian : 2821
Kramnik : 2793
Vachier-Lagrave : 2798
Giri : 2744
Ponomariov : 2739
Nepomniachtchi : 2711
Hao : 2711
Grischuk : 2627
l'Ami : 2638
Smeets : 2635
Shirov : 2600

Feb-02-11  polarmis: I've translated some of the highlights of Russian journalist Yury Vasiliev's reports from the tournament. Highlights include Grischuk's summary of his tournament (plus Kramnik's and Nepo's) and e.g. Kramnik revealing what he missed against Carlsen (what we all assumed!).

Here: http://www.chessintranslation.com/2...

And not on topic, but 3 hours left to ask Levon Aronian a question :) http://www.chessintranslation.com/2...

Feb-02-11  vanytchouck:

<plang:

<* Anand hasn't won a super-tournament since Linares 2008; Of course these two players are, really, really great but in term of "winner of a super tournament", even if they are indeed high favourite, they are not the best in term of results as tournaments winner lately.>

I continue to be amazed at the "disappointment" with Anand's results.

Since 1997 he has won the World Championship in a tournament, in a match as well as defended his title in a match.

He is the undisputed World Champion - he shouldn't have to prove anything to anyone.>

Yeah! So true !

What's a pity, people didn't tell Kasparov it was useless to win tournaments during his reign ...

Oh wait ! It was just great to see a world champion eager to show at each very tournament, at each very game that he's the undisputed #1.

And i just don't miss the Petrosian'times.

Feb-02-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: What's a pity, people didn't tell <Kasparov it was useless to win tournaments during his reign ...

Oh wait ! It was just great to see a world champion eager to show at each very tournament, at each very game that he's the undisputed #1.>

Kasparov's tournament record is amazing - expecting other players to match it seems unfair.

Feb-02-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  KKDEREK: <Oh wait ! It was just great to see a world champion eager to show at each very tournament, at each very game that he's the undisputed #1.

And i just don't miss the Petrosian'times.>

good one..

Feb-02-11  DAVI DE RAFE: kasparov no longer in field,
karpov humiliating himself nowadays
then no one to question anand yet.
that person may not yet born
Feb-02-11  AuN1: < polarmis: I've translated some of the highlights of Russian journalist Yury Vasiliev's reports from the tournament. Highlights include Grischuk's summary of his tournament (plus Kramnik's and Nepo's) and e.g. Kramnik revealing what he missed against Carlsen (what we all assumed!).

Here: http://www.chessintranslation.com/2...

And not on topic, but 3 hours left to ask Levon Aronian a question :) http://www.chessintranslation.com/2...;

there was an extremely interesting comment at the end by ilya nyzhnyk where he stated that he would prefer to play for another country, as opposed to his native ukraine. maybe he is thinking about a karjakin type transfer.

Feb-06-11
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  ajile: <theagenbiteofinwit: <Isn't Anand fed up with his lack-lustre tournament performance and missed wins against lower ranked players?> I'm sure he goes home after every tournament, cries, then wipes his tears with his championship wreath.>

lol

win

Mar-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Maatalkko: What/when is the next big event, not counting the Candidates? (Obviously a doubleplusbig event.) The calendar is so dead this year.
Jun-03-12  Open Defence: Viswanathan Anand clear second
8.5/13 (+4 -0 =9)

is a lacklustre performance???

Aug-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

<" I was sort of jumping up and down around the room. I was so happy. Winning a tournament is always nice but winning an elite tournament like this is something completely different. I cannot remember the last time an American won a major tournament. ">

-- Nakamura (on winning Tata Steel '11)

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