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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Tata Steel Group B Tournament

Pentala Harikrishna9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Alexander Motylev8.5/13(+4 -0 =9)[games]
Lazaro Bruzon Batista8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Erwin L'Ami8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Sergei Tiviakov8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Dimitri Reinderman7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Illya Nyzhnyk7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Vladimir Potkin6.5/13(+3 -3 =7)[games]
Jan Timman6/13(+3 -4 =6)[games]
Sipke Ernst5/13(+4 -7 =2)[games]
Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno4.5/13(+1 -5 =7)[games]
Daniele Vocaturo4.5/13(+2 -6 =5)[games]
Viktorija Cmilyte4/13(+1 -6 =6)[games]
Dronavalli Harika3.5/13(+0 -6 =7)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Tata Steel Group B (2012)

Played in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands 14-29 January 2012. Crosstable (https://www.tatasteelchess.com/arch...) :

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Harikrishna 2665 * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 9 2 Motylev 2677 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 8½ 3 Bruzon 2691 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 8½ 4 L'Ami 2596 ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 1 1 1 8 5 Tiviakov 2677 ½ 0 ½ 0 * 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 8 6 Reinderman 2581 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 7½ 7 Nyzhnik 2568 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 7½ 8 Potkin 2684 ½ ½ 0 1 0 1 ½ * ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 6½ 9 Timman 2571 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 6 10 Ernst 2606 1 0 0 1 1 0 ½ 1 0 * 0 0 0 ½ 5 11 Lahno 2557 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 4½ 12 Vocaturo 2545 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ * 1 ½ 4½ 13 Cmilyte 2503 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 * ½ 4 14 Harika 2516 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 3½

The winner Pentala Harikrishna qualified for participation in Tata Steel Group A (2013).

Previous edition: Tata Steel Group B (2011). Next: Tata Steel Group B (2013). See also Tata Steel Group A (2012) and Tata Steel Group C (2012).

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Bruzon Batista vs Harikrishna 0-1792012Tata Steel Group BC67 Ruy Lopez
2. D Reinderman vs Motylev ½-½392012Tata Steel Group BE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
3. Lagno vs S Ernst 1-0352012Tata Steel Group BC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
4. D Harika vs D Vocaturo ½-½392012Tata Steel Group BE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. V Cmilyte vs I Nyzhnyk 0-1642012Tata Steel Group BE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
6. L'Ami vs Tiviakov 1-0572012Tata Steel Group BE17 Queen's Indian
7. Timman vs Potkin ½-½302012Tata Steel Group BC07 French, Tarrasch
8. Motylev vs Potkin  ½-½612012Tata Steel Group BB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
9. I Nyzhnyk vs L'Ami ½-½382012Tata Steel Group BD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
10. D Reinderman vs L Bruzon Batista ½-½312012Tata Steel Group BA15 English
11. Harikrishna vs Lagno 1-0482012Tata Steel Group BB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. D Vocaturo vs V Cmilyte 1-0612012Tata Steel Group BB25 Sicilian, Closed
13. Tiviakov vs Timman  1-0382012Tata Steel Group BB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
14. S Ernst vs D Harika ½-½772012Tata Steel Group BA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. L'Ami vs D Vocaturo  1-0512012Tata Steel Group BA30 English, Symmetrical
16. D Harika vs Harikrishna  0-1332012Tata Steel Group BA04 Reti Opening
17. Potkin vs Tiviakov  0-1452012Tata Steel Group BE17 Queen's Indian
18. V Cmilyte vs S Ernst 1-0662012Tata Steel Group BD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Timman vs I Nyzhnyk 1-0972012Tata Steel Group BB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. Lagno vs D Reinderman  ½-½402012Tata Steel Group BA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
21. L Bruzon Batista vs Motylev  ½-½612012Tata Steel Group BD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. S Ernst vs L'Ami  1-0502012Tata Steel Group BA40 Queen's Pawn Game
23. L Bruzon Batista vs Lagno  ½-½492012Tata Steel Group BB20 Sicilian
24. D Reinderman vs D Harika  ½-½562012Tata Steel Group BA16 English
25. D Vocaturo vs Timman  ½-½432012Tata Steel Group BC11 French
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jan-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: 28...Rb1+ (-0.02)
Ernst-Nyzhnyk 1/2-1/2


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Jan-22-12  AuN1: is harikrishna really going to be playing in the a group next year?
Jan-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < AuN1: is harikrishna really going to be playing in the a group next year? >

The tradition for winning Group B (or C) is a guarantee invitation for the next group. So, if Harikrishna wins Group B, he will ensure an invitation. Last year, McShane and Navara both won Group B, and both were invited, however McShane did not have enough time. :-\ However, even he doesn't win, he can still have a chance.

Jan-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < "India’s Pentala Harikrishna kept the lead in Grandmaster Group B with a 6.5/8-score after a draw with white against Holland’s Sergei Tiviakov in 63 moves from a Benko opening. He was followed at half a point by Russia’s Alexander Motylev." >

http://www.tatasteelchess.com/tourn...

Jan-24-12  quantum.conscious: hari wins again.
Jan-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Illya got spanked :(
Jan-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: hari is on fiyah
Jan-25-12  Kazzak: Vocaturo will curse his Rc8, but he should have seen the trouble he was getting himself into.
Jan-25-12  waustad: Agin the only game still going is Cmilyte's.
Jan-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < "India’s Pentala Harikrishna kept the lead in this group after downing Italy’s Daniele Vocaturo in 27 moves with white from a Catalan opening. It was Harikrishna’s sixth victory from the ten rounds played so far." >

http://www.tatasteelchess.com/tourn...

Jan-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Sipke is squeezing Harikrishna hard.

27.Kd1


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This leaves Motylev a chance to tie it all up.

Jan-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Reindermann beat Vocaturo with the black pieces. Now, it's a matter of how and when Ernst is going to beat the Indian.
Jan-27-12  technical draw: Harikrishna is getting whooped real bad. Mate in 17...
Jan-27-12  Jason Frost: And with only 1 real check left Hari resgins. Now Motylev and L'Ami are only half a point back, and Motylev plays Hari with white tomorrow ... making B a bit more interesting.

Bruzon, though, is now basically out of conntention after blundering badly against Nyzhnik.

Jan-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Results
L'Ami - Motylev 1/2-1/2
Timman - Cmilyte 1-0
Potkin - Harika 1-0
Tiviakov - Lahno 1-0
Nyzhnik - Bruzon 1/2-1/2
Vocaturo - Reinderman 0-1
Ernst - Harikrishna 1-0

UNOFFICAL STANDINGS

Harikrishna 8
L'Ami 7.5
Motylev 7.5
Bruzon 7
Reinderman 6
Tiviakov 6
Nyzhnik 5
Ernst 5
Potkin 5
Timman 5
Lahno 4
Vocaturo 4
Cmilyte 3.5
Harika 3.5

With two rounds to go, 5 players are still in it to win 1st (at least shared).

Jan-27-12  Jason Frost: <Penguincw>
Nyzhnik - Bruzon 1-0 according to official site. For all intensive purposes leaving only Hari, L'Ami, and Motylev to contend for first.
Jan-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < Jason Frost >

I made an error there. :)

Jan-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < "The 250-euro ‘Piet Zwart Prize’ in Group B went to Holland’s Sipke Ernst for his win in 44 moves with white from a Queen’s Gambit against Group-B leader Pentala Harikrishna of India. With two more rounds to go, Harikrishna remained in first place but saw his lead on the runners-upm reduced to just a half point." >

http://www.tatasteelchess.com/tourn...

Jan-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < "In Group B, Sokolov awarded the 250-euro daily prize to 15-year-old Ilya Nyzhnyk for his victory in 31 moves with black from a King’s Indian Defense against fellow Ukrainian Kateryna Lahno. India’s Pentala Harikrishna remained in first place in this group after drawing his 12th-round encounter with runner-up Alexander Motylev of Russia. Harirkishna has 8.5 points, half a point more than Motylev and Erwin L’Ami, who was lucky to escape with a draw in his game against fellow Dutchman Jan Timman." >

http://www.tatasteelchess.com/tourn...

Jan-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: L'Ami trying in the endgame to win. He seems lost though. Harirkishna and Motylev already drew.
Jan-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Potkin wants to break even at 0. L'Ami has different thoughts.
Jan-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: What can L'Ami do? Congratz Harirkishna.
Jan-29-12  LDJ: Harikrishna won!... Which means that I won some nice chessbucks :)
Jan-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: It's official. Potkin defeated L'Ami. Congratz to Pentala Harikrishna who placed solo first in Group B, and will get an invitation to the 75th Tata Steel A Group next year. Hopefully Anand will come. :)
Jan-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Kudos to all :)
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