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Tata Steel Tournament

Wesley So9/13(+5 -0 =8)[games]
Magnus Carlsen8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Baskaran Adhiban7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Levon Aronian7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Wei Yi7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Sergey Karjakin7/13(+3 -2 =8)[games]
Pavel Eljanov7/13(+3 -2 =8)[games]
Anish Giri6.5/13(+1 -1 =11)[games]
Pentala Harikrishna6/13(+1 -2 =10)[games]
Dmitry Andreikin6/13(+1 -2 =10)[games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek6/13(+2 -3 =8)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi5/13(+0 -3 =10)[games]
Richard Rapport4.5/13(+1 -5 =7)[games]
Loek van Wely3.5/13(+1 -7 =5)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Tata Steel (2017)

The 2017 Tata Steel Masters took place from 14-29 January. Wesley So placed first, a full point ahead of world champion Magnus Carlsen.

It was the 79th edition of the tournament; the format was a 14-player single round-robin featuring five top-10 players, including World Champion Magnus Carlsen and his previous challenger, Sergey Karjakin. Besides the traditional venue in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, rounds were played in the Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam (19 January), and De Philharmonie in Haarlem (25 January). The time control was 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move 1. If two or more players tied for first place then a rapid or blitz playoff would be held, though the monetary prizes would be shared evenly. (1)

Official site: Crosstable: Schedule and results:

Previos edition: Tata Steel (2016). Next: Tata Steel (2018). See also Tata Steel (Challengers) (2017).

(1) Chess24: Tata Steel Masters

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Karjakin vs A Giri ½-½352017Tata SteelB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. W So vs Carlsen ½-½332017Tata SteelD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Eljanov vs R Rapport 1-0412017Tata SteelA04 Reti Opening
4. Harikrishna vs Aronian ½-½492017Tata SteelC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
5. B Adhiban vs Van Wely ½-½612017Tata SteelB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. R Wojtaszek vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½312017Tata SteelD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
7. D Andreikin vs Wei Yi ½-½552017Tata SteelC42 Petrov Defense
8. Van Wely vs Eljanov 0-1442017Tata SteelE15 Queen's Indian
9. Harikrishna vs B Adhiban 1-0432017Tata SteelC78 Ruy Lopez
10. A Giri vs W So ½-½432017Tata SteelD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
11. R Rapport vs Karjakin ½-½302017Tata SteelA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
12. I Nepomniachtchi vs D Andreikin ½-½212017Tata SteelC45 Scotch Game
13. Carlsen vs R Wojtaszek 1-0442017Tata SteelB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Aronian vs Wei Yi  ½-½352017Tata SteelD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. W So vs R Rapport 1-0482017Tata SteelE17 Queen's Indian
16. R Wojtaszek vs A Giri ½-½412017Tata SteelD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Wei Yi vs I Nepomniachtchi 1-0752017Tata SteelB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. D Andreikin vs Carlsen ½-½272017Tata SteelE10 Queen's Pawn Game
19. B Adhiban vs Aronian  ½-½382017Tata SteelD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Eljanov vs Harikrishna ½-½422017Tata SteelA34 English, Symmetrical
21. Karjakin vs Van Wely 1-0502017Tata SteelB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
22. Van Wely vs W So 0-1432017Tata SteelA06 Reti Opening
23. R Rapport vs R Wojtaszek ½-½522017Tata SteelB58 Sicilian
24. A Giri vs D Andreikin ½-½412017Tata SteelC45 Scotch Game
25. Aronian vs I Nepomniachtchi ½-½282017Tata SteelD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-24-17  blackdranzer: How can a mother and a kid have a difficult relationship is beyond me...considering so belongs to the east...why would a mother act like the way she acted ? It's not like so was just another amatuer
Feb-24-17  blackdranzer: So is <ever ever >
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  tuttifrutty: <So is ever ever >

You are ever ever so misinformed. You're looking like a real <amatuer.> Lol a million times.

Feb-24-17  NaunsyamengPangarap: Colorful cast of characters, including <Viktorrero>, who seems to have a medical condition called Name Droppingitis.
Feb-25-17  ChessWolf: thanks goodness Wesley wasn't affected by negative events in his life in the past..he followed the right tract and gotten his dreams...everyone got computer chess to work on with but Wesley has gotten better out of it, he's compatible with that kind of training...let's not make it messy by saying offensive things let's just go together and watch the unfolding of talents of current generation top chess players...I wonder what would talents such as Fischer's could achieve with some help from the computer?
Feb-25-17  gokusano: I am optimistic you are an "optimist."
Feb-25-17  ChessWolf: deep river runs quieter.. Wesley So just being humble coz he knows it all what his limits are, what he could still do, what are the tactics to be successful in such kind of field and competition, with high level talent and wise mind to know correct strategies to stay ahead on points against his fellow super dodge warring against political and influencial groups in chess world etc would really make him get there...he's smart not only in selecting the winning chess moves but also the moves to do outside the game and become a"cool-fellow" in chess world..backed with excellent results..the methods he adopted as guidelines for himself found to be correct..he's great in learning from previous mistakes
Feb-25-17  ChessWolf: the Philippines amazingly breeds super talents in many sports including Chess, Boxing etc..although its sports government handles those talented athletes poorly and sometimes politicized, but still few were able to make it thru hardships and get the same freedom and support given to athletes of developed countries and only thru that would the full potential of a filipino talent would be realized. ..and there are still super talents here in the Philippines but the opportunity that they would be able to explore their gifts is hard to find..would there be improvements in the Philippine sports then that would be the time we would see many pinoys vie for the top echelons...well Wesley could contribute great ideas to amend the poor ways that straggled pinoy athletes for a long time..he has proven himself, it would be possible that he could greatly help..if only they got open mind to allow changes for the good of pinoy talents in all fields not only sports
Feb-25-17  chessalem: <..if only they got open mind>

Well, Pichay said it was because of him that Wesley became no. 2..soon to be no. 1.

How open can you get? His skull cracked and most of his brains that stored factual memories spilled out of the opening leaving only that part that controls fantasy and imagination.

Feb-25-17  ChessWolf: yap, some politicians here really think that we Pinoys are dumb, they think that we couldn't see beyond their schemes...only that we tend not to fight it back ..we were cultured to be tolerant and just let go of the injustices in the past..
Feb-25-17  not not: You Pinoys have guns, shoot each other in road rage. Be like Americans and kill your president at least once. Or twice.
Feb-26-17  NaunsyamengPangarap: <Wordfunph:Equating few lucky tournament wins with "proving them wrong" is the height of arrogance.>

You are missing the point. The point is, a patzer like you should not be critiquing a super GM's game. Here it is again, you as white, showcasing your talent (or more accurately, the lack of it), for the chess world to see.

E Beronio vs P Bersamina, 2015

In fairness to you, I think you are qualified to critique Sugardom's fashion sense:

Feb-26-17  NaunsyamengPangarap: <Gokusano:I am optimistic you are an "optimist.">

Congrats to Gokusano on his promotion to Senior Grammar Police.

His body of work certainly justifies it.

LOL!!!! Thanks, Goku..Good laugh

Feb-26-17  gokusano: Silly <unsyame> laughing at his own error. Just recall your post of not so long ago. And please take the plank off your eyes, silly boy, hehehe.
Feb-26-17  gokusano: Remember this <To his credit, he remains optimist>? Madalian ba? Hehehe...
Mar-03-17  NaunsyamengPangarap: <professor gokusano: Remember this <To his credit, he remains optimist>? Madalian ba? Hehehe...>

Well, here's copy and paste enthusiast Pulo y gata:

<July 15 ,2016 Pulo "This game officially makes Nakamura a hobbit, didn't it">

Correct or incorrect?


Mar-03-17  NaunsyamengPangarap: I called it:

<joeyj: "In fact, because of my leadership in NCFP, a Filipino is now number two in the world in chess. We should be proud of that achievement," Pichay said.

hahaha .>

Mar-04-17  Pulo y Gata: This was how it was called back then:

<Is there someone you would thank for your chess successes? I would like to thank our president of the chess federation, Mr.Prospero Pichay, who has helped me a lot in recent years! >

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  iking: < NaunsyamengPangarap: <professor gokusano: Remember this <To his credit, he remains optimist>? Madalian ba? Hehehe...> Well, here's copy and paste enthusiast Pulo y gata:

<July 15 ,2016 Pulo "This game officially makes Nakamura a hobbit, didn't it">

Correct or incorrect?

LOL!!!> ... <pulo> shrinks.

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  wordfunph: He leaks his wounds, more likely.
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  iking: <tutti> is from the east ...
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  tuttifrutty: <<tutti> is from the east ...>

Yes Sir, I am from the east was evident from the fact that I was in the knowledge in the forthcoming of Wesley...the chess messiah, and that I knew of his advent by the brilliant games he displayed in the very eyes of believers and non believers alike...and that Sir is the truth and nothing but the....

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  tuttifrutty: <Shamkir (April 20-30)
So, Kramnik, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Radjabov, Adams, Harikrishna, Eljanov, Wojtaszek, Topalov>

Hmmmmm.....Where the heck is Magnus??? Is he avoiding Wesley?

You tell me.

Mar-16-17  chessalem: < Mr.Prospero Pichay, who has helped me a lot>

now it can be told...straight from the veggies mouth...his past actions were intended for his own he claims credit for Wesley's no. 2 position in the world...he may be right after all...wesley left NCFP because of his abandonment of Wesley at the time he needed him most...(he only needs to write a letter of recommendation to Babalu to officially recognize Wesley's universiade exploit...which he did not..the main reason why Wesley moved to the USCF...the change of habitat did well to catapult Wesley to no. 2 spot...Kudos to pichay for his non action...he deserves a medal- i.e. a rope to hang around his neck.

In other news, Wesley scored 4-0 against his former Webster teammates to move his team to the semi finals of the pro chess league...See his games here:

4 days ago
My favorite chess player is you. You is stronger than Carlsen. You is the next world champion. You can beat Carlsen 10-0 !!!

13 hrs ago
Greatest chess Player who never won a world Championship, but that can change real quick!

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  cro777: Will Wesley So really shine this year?

According to Frank 'Boy' Pestaņo, "most experts don't expect Wesley So to continue his unprecedented no loss performance in 60 games against elite players this year".

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