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🏆 Tata Steel (2018)

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The great traditional tournament at Wijk aan Zee features Carlsen, Caruana, Giri, Hou Yifan, Jones, Karjakin, Kramnik, Mamedyarov, Matlakov, So, Svidler, Wei Yi, Adhiban, and Anand. ... [more]

Player: Fabiano Caruana

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Carlsen vs Caruana ½-½412018Tata SteelC42 Petrov Defense
2. Caruana vs G Jones ½-½692018Tata SteelE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
3. Anand vs Caruana 1-0422018Tata SteelC42 Petrov Defense
4. Caruana vs W So ½-½482018Tata SteelE46 Nimzo-Indian
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Caruana wins | Caruana loses  

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Jan-15-18
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  john barleycorn: CG acknowledges W. So's tremendous effort and gives 4 draws out of 3 games. Unprecedented.
Jan-15-18  JimNorCal: Jones appears to be winning the last in-play game of round 3. If so, he'll be in a tie with MC and Shark for 3-5th place. Great start!
Jan-15-18
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  Sokrates: A wonderful fight between Anand and Caruana today. The former champ once again showed his skills in complicated open positions, but Caruana gave him a worthy resistance. Entertaining chess!
Jan-15-18  not not: Giri won two games and everyone is shocked. Except of me, since I know that top Gms have a secret pact, signed at midnight in the middle of the cemetery with blood of run-over rabbit, pact that they let Giri win two games a year.
Jan-15-18
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  LucB: Wow, the old man,VisWINEathan Anand, is ageing well!

Go Vishy go!

Jan-15-18  Junbalansag: Four draws in three games by So is a usual computer glitch. Admin usually discovers it after a day or two.
Jan-15-18
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  saffuna: <Four draws in three games by So is a usual computer glitch.>

I think Ulf Andersson pulled that off a few times.

Jan-15-18
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  OhioChessFan: I had 4 losses in 3 games once.
Jan-15-18
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  DWTaylorSr: Jones is here because of his finish in last year's Tata Steel "B" group. But then he went on to have a bad year in 2017. Shows sign of being a premier player, but I really think he is just outclassed in this event. But congrats on the good start!!!
Jan-15-18
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  john barleycorn: <LucB: ...

Go Vishy go!>

How I vish that.

Jan-15-18
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  john barleycorn: < OhioChessFan: I had 4 losses in 3 games once.>

Ah, did you play <Robert James Bartle>?

Jan-15-18
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  saffuna: We both lost all four games. I still can't figure that one out.
Jan-15-18
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  john barleycorn: < saffuna: ...I still can't figure that one out.>

Hint: <Jim>, your teeth fillings.

Jan-15-18
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  perfidious: <DWTaylorSr: Jones is here because of his finish in last year's Tata Steel "B" group. But then he went on to have a bad year in 2017. Shows sign of being a premier player, but I really think he is just outclassed in this event....>

Bank on this: the very greatest players can make even strong GMs look like rabbits from time to time. This is no open where a 2675 GM gets to whale on random 22-2400 players a while before going into a shell against one's colleagues to make sure they cash. Y'all best bring yer A game every day, or perish.

Jan-15-18  BOSTER: <LucB: Go Vishy go!>. Caruana made many mistakes like 36...f5 opening the long diagonal a1-h8.And as result Anand created nice POTD with move 42.Rd6.
Jan-16-18  stst: Before any tourney, seems like everyone got chances, and everyone might go all in. But reality after reality, once the tourney starts, it's only a handful, may be just a couple of players really wants it, with some inherent intentions, to win it all. Then down the road, may be, just a may be, something happens, that changes the course... in which case some very unexpected outcome pops out. For now, looks like Vishy wnats to prove something... again.
Jan-16-18
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  PhilFeeley: Yes, good Monday puzzle, that 42.
Jan-16-18
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  Jambow: Nice to see Giri in a fighting mood! Grrrrr, maybe the misses made him mad so he would play better? If so Sopiko Guramishvili good work young lady!!! Remember to make up when he gets home.
Jan-16-18  supy: New round with Caruana - Wesley and Giri - Carlsen as top games http://www.chessdom.com/tata-steel-...
Jan-16-18
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  john barleycorn: Caruana and So will each take a valium pill before the game, play a Berlin, and a bloodless draw in 27 moves.

Giri - Carlsen is unpredictable for me.

Jan-16-18
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  PhilFeeley: Giri - Carlsen looks like a draw. Unless Giri can make something of the extra pawn.

Is it the trend these days not to castle?

Jan-16-18
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  PhilFeeley: Caruana's winning against Wesley.
Jan-16-18  jphamlore: With Kramnik opening 1. Nf3 here and Caruana trying 1. d4, this means both will probably be opening 1. e4 exclusively in Candidates 2018.

And this is a shame since they seem to be doing so well with these alternate openings as White this event.

Jan-16-18  LameJokes55:

MC probably prepared something, when he played French Defense. But Giri is a true warrior. He didn't chicken out with 4.ed5. It was interesting game, where white matched black punch for punch. Draws like this are as thrilling as decisive games themselves. Vive la MC, vive la Anish and vive la french defense!

Another stellar performance from Wei. He does appear to be worthy successor of MC.

Yesterday, Vishy gave glimpses of vintage stuff expected from a player of high caliber.

I, truly, love this event.

Jan-16-18
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  Marmot PFL: Caruana plays the Petroff - RD 1 easy draw, Rd 3 loses to Anand

Jones plays KID rd 2 and draws Caruana, today though plays it and loses to Wei.

It's hard to know when to keep playing a line and when to switch to avoid preparation.

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