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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Tata Steel (Group C) Tournament

Sabino Brunello11/13(+9 -0 =4)[view games]
Fernando Peralta10.5/13(+8 -0 =5)[view games]
Robin Swinkels8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[view games]
Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian8/13(+6 -3 =4)[view games]
Alexander Kovchan7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[view games]
David Klein7/13(+6 -5 =2)[view games]
Twan Burg7/13(+4 -3 =6)[view games]
Hjorvar Steinn Gretarsson6.5/13(+4 -4 =5)[view games]
Igor Bitensky5.5/13(+3 -5 =5)[view games]
Oleg Romanishin5.5/13(+3 -5 =5)[view games]
Miguoel Admiraal4.5/13(+1 -5 =7)[view games]
Aleksandra Goryachkina3.5/13(+1 -7 =5)[view games]
Lisa Schut3/13(+2 -9 =2)[view games]
Mark van der Werf3/13(+0 -7 =6)[view games]

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. I Bitensky vs Romanishin  ½-½29 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)C78 Ruy Lopez
2. R Swinkels vs A Kovchan  ½-½43 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)D97 Grunfeld, Russian
3. S Brunello vs D Klein  1-058 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)D85 Grunfeld
4. L Schut vs M Admiraal  ½-½38 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)B32 Sicilian
5. F Peralta vs A Goryachkina  1-080 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. K Mekhitarian vs T Burg  1-038 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. H S Gretarsson vs M van der Werf  ½-½55 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
8. M Admiraal vs I Bitensky  ½-½32 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)B06 Robatsch
9. F Peralta vs R Swinkels  1-032 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. A Goryachkina vs M van der Werf  ½-½62 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
11. A Kovchan vs S Brunello  0-144 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)C45 Scotch Game
12. Romanishin vs K Mekhitarian  ½-½39 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)A06 Reti Opening
13. D Klein vs L Schut 1-029 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
14. T Burg vs H S Gretarsson  0-136 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. I Bitensky vs D Klein  1-072 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)A07 King's Indian Attack
16. R Swinkels vs A Goryachkina  1-059 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
17. M van der Werf vs T Burg  0-142 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)A09 Reti Opening
18. K Mekhitarian vs M Admiraal  1-030 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)B07 Pirc
19. H S Gretarsson vs Romanishin  1-038 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. L Schut vs A Kovchan  0-139 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. S Brunello vs F Peralta ½-½22 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
22. A Kovchan vs I Bitensky 1-062 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)C41 Philidor Defense
23. Romanishin vs M van der Werf  1-057 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
24. A Goryachkina vs T Burg  ½-½48 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
25. F Peralta vs L Schut 1-033 2013 Tata Steel (Group C)D85 Grunfeld
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jan-18-13  Pawn Dillinger: Brutal time for young Lisa Schut as she pays her dues on the way up. I hope she can keep a smile on her face and get through the rest of the tournament and still feel good about herself. Chess can be a cruel game as well as a character-builder.
Jan-18-13
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  Harvestman: I hope she treats it as a learning experience and uses it to improve her game. She is horribly outgraded almost every time. If she is mentally strong enough she will learn a lot.

Her game against Goryachkina could be fun, after their respective second and first places in the world under 18s.

Jan-18-13  Pawn Dillinger: <Harvestman: I hope she treats it as a learning experience and uses it to improve her game. She is horribly outgraded almost every time. If she is mentally strong enough she will learn a lot. Her game against Goryachkina could be fun, after their respective second and first places in the world under 18s.> Exactly. It's a tough climb uphill, but her mentality is tremendously important in her continued development. I look forward to Schut-Goryachinka as well. I must admit that though I live in the U.S., I have a rooting interest in the Netherlands and its players.
Jan-19-13
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  waustad: David Klein is playing above his rating, though his SB tiebreak is lower, so it may mean he has mainly played the bottom of the table so far.
Jan-19-13
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  waustad: He picked up about 100 elo a year ago. Maybe it is the start of another jump.
Jan-20-13
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  Harvestman: Nice win for Goryachkina today.
Jan-20-13
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  Harvestman: Lisa Schut gets her first win as well. That will be great for her confidence.
Jan-20-13  achieve: Persistence is rewarded. Go Go Girls!!!!
Jan-20-13
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  Harvestman: Go-go girls?! Where? That wasn't on the live cam.
Jan-20-13  achieve: Only in my mind?
Jan-22-13
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  Harvestman: Looks like a two horse race for the section win now. Peralta blew a nice advantage today when low on time.
Jan-25-13
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  Harvestman: Lisa Schut is battling for the win against Van Der Werf. Great struggle to watch.
Jan-25-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Lisa's chances look very good at the moment-a win lifts her from the cellar.
Jan-25-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Harvestman: She does seem to be flailing around a bit trying to find the knockout blow, but her opponent keeps giving her chances.
Jan-25-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Harvestman: She got him!
Jan-26-13  Penguincw: < "Sabino Brunello and Fernando Peralta again won their game in Group C and are now in first place with 10(!) points out of 12 games. In round 13 Brunello has the easier pairing, playing with black versus Miguoel Admiraal, while Peralta will face 2nd seed Alexander Kovchan, also with black." >

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

Looks like 2 players have already clinched double digit points in their tournament.

Jan-27-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: After Peralta's last round draw, Brunello has good chances of winning Group C as he has a crushing advantage in his last game versus Admiraal.
Jan-27-13  Penguincw: Current Position:

Admiraal-Brunello
0:08-0:12
30...Kf6 (-12.54)


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Jan-27-13  Penguincw: Brunello finished first with 11/13! We will see him in Group B next year!

Final Position:

Admiraal-Brunello
0:05-0:12
34...Rxg2+ 0-1 (-37.39)


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Jan-27-13  arunjangity3: Congratulations Bruno!
Jan-27-13  AuN1: poor peralta; he finishes with 10.5/13 and it's only good enough for second. hopefully he gets bumped up to b group next year too.
Jan-27-13
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  perfidious: <AnN1> 'Poor Peralta' did not even try to make an impression in the last round: A Kovchan vs F Peralta, 2013.

While Peralta clearly had rougher seas to sail than Brunello, he apparently resigned himself to facing the executioner's axe from the get-go.

Jan-27-13  capanegra: Peralta's luck was even worse taking on account what happened in the ninth round against Burg.

T Burg vs F Peralta, 2013

Jan-28-13
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  FSR: <perfidious> Yeah, seems a little silly for Peralta to go into a well-known forced draw, given that he was in no danger of finishing third. Maybe it given him a norm.
Jan-28-13  Kikoman: Congratulations GM Sabino Brunello! ^^
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