Tata Steel (Corus) Chess - Masters - 2018

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Tata Steel (Corus) Chess - Masters - 2018

Post by prashanthm » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:19 pm

Hari (invited) and Adhiban (won Challenger in 2016) are playing the Masters this year...

Adhiban missed a win in the first round against Van Wely and eventually drew the game, lost to Hari in the 2nd round with some inaccurate moves in the endgame, but won against Karjakin with black pieces yesterday and drew with white pieces against So today to be 2.5/6... He briefly went out of Top-100 at the start of the tournament, but came back in after yesterday's win against Karjakin...

Hari won against Adhiban in the 2nd round, lost to So after making inaccurate moves in time trouble. He had good advantage against Woztaszek today, but it looks like going towards a draw now... 2.5/5 so far...

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Re: Tata Steel (Corus) Chess - Masters - 2017

Post by ajay » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:31 am

Adhiban has been playing very strong. His only blemish so far has been a loss to Hari. After that he has won 3 times. Adhiban beat Karjakin (Remember Karjakin - who challenged Carlsen in the World Championship last year. )

So far, Adhiban's record in this tournament

1 Van Wely 2695 ½ w +0.6 Tata Steel Masters (1) 14.01.2017
2 Harikrishna 2766 0 b −3.5 Tata Steel Masters (2) 15.01.2017
3 Aronian 2780 ½ w +1.7 Tata Steel Masters (3) 16.01.2017
4 Eljanov 2755 0 w −3.6 Tata Steel Masters (4) 17.01.2017
5 Karjakin 2785 1 b +6.8 Tata Steel Masters (5) 19.01.2017
6 So 2808 ½ w +2.1 Tata Steel Masters (6) 20.01.2017
7 Wojtaszek 2750 1 b +6.3 Tata Steel Masters (7) 21.01.2017
8 Andreikin 2736 1 w +6.1 Tata Steel Masters (8) 22.01.2017

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Re: Tata Steel (Corus) Chess - Masters - 2017

Post by ajay » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:34 pm

Adhiban continues to play strong against strong players in this strong tournament. Today he played against Carlsen with black but did not let Carlsen take any advantage and held him for a comfortable draw. Adhiban must be loving Tata Steel Chess as he won the Challenger last time and he has done really well for his rating in the Masters this time. His results updates are:

9 Wei Yi 2706 ½ b
10 Nepomniachtchi 2767 ½ w
11 Carlsen 2840 ½ b

A massive 21.2 rating jum already in this tournament. His next two rounds are against Giri and Rapport.

Harikrishna is having a quiet tournament. Except a win over Adhiban and a loss to tournament leader SO, all his games have been draw. But he is yer to play the two bottom place players in his next two round. A win here could make this tournament fruitful for him with positive increment to his rating points.

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Re: Tata Steel (Corus) Chess - Masters - 2017

Post by Sin Hombre » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:46 pm

Adhiban finishes with a win to finish 3rd at the Corus masters. Very impressive debut at a masters level tournament. He will rise to a ELO rating of 2682 now.

Harikrishna with a poor loss to the worst player in the field in Loek van Wely to wrap the tournament up and he will drop 8 points and to #15.


Adhiban appears to like Som, he can't dominate CH level players but is able to hold his own against ATP level players. How much of that is the novelty of his openings remains to be seen though.

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Re: Tata Steel (Corus) Chess - Masters - 2018

Post by ajay » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:36 am

Four Indians are participating in the 2018 Tata Steel tournament. Anand and Adhiban are playing at the MAster's level, while Vidit and Harika are playing at Challenger level. Vidit is the highest rated and the only 2700+ player in the challenger field. Adhibhan, although lower ranked than Vidit, is playing his second consecutive Masters this year.
Tata Steel Chess wrote:In 2016 the then 23-year old prodigy [Adhiban Baskaran] from India played one of his best tournaments ever, winning the Tata Steel Challengers and thus qualifying for the Tata Steel Masters in 2017. Adhiban shared first place with the strong GM’s Safarli and Dreev, but took first place on tiebreak (mutual result): he had defeated both Safarli and Dreev in the tournament. His first appearance in a top level tournament in 2017 went even better! Probably even much better than Adhiban had expected himself. He shared 3rd place with Aronian and Wei Yi, with the impressive score of 7,5 - 13. He won four games, among others against the then WC-finalist Sergey Karjakin. With his open mind, attractive style and positive approach to everybody (fans, colleagues, organizers, journalists) he gained many new fans and it also brought him the prestigious ‘Gashimov-Award’ for the most sportive player in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2017. For the organizers of Tata Steel Chess this was a clear reason to invite Adhiban back in the Jubilee Tournament, an invitation he gladly accepted.
Tata Steel Chess wrote:Vidit Gujrathi

Vidit is one of the many young talents from India. The 23 year old GM already was in Wijk aan Zee in 2017, being the second of Anish Giri. Now it is time to play himself. No doubt that he is the clear favourite in the Challengers, but this is never a guarantee for the first place, which gives the right to play in the Masters in 2019.
Anand made a winning start against a lower ranked player Maxim Matlakov in this tournament, while all other Indians were held on to a draw

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Re: Tata Steel (Corus) Chess - Masters - 2018

Post by ajay » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:24 am

Second Round Updates
Adhiban lost to Carlsen in 2nd round, Anand drew with Karjakin. In Challengers Vidit won his game while Harika drew.
Anish Giri with two wins leads the Master's field with 2 points followed by trio of Anand, Carlsen. and Mamedyarov at 1.5 points.

Vidit and three others lead with 1.5 points in Challenger field. Harika with two draws is on 1 point.


3rd Round
Masters
Anand, Viswanathan vs Caruana, Fabiano
Jones, Gawain C B - Adhiban, B
Challengers
Harika, Dronavalli - L'Ami, Erwin

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Re: Tata Steel (Corus) Chess - Masters - 2018

Post by ajay » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:53 pm

What a victory for Anand. He beats current world #2 Caruana in the 3rd round and joins Giri in the lead with 2.5 points. However, Adhiban is not having a good tournament as he loses in the battle of lowest rating duo in the field. This is his second loss and puts him in the bottom of the field.
Vidit continues to do well in Challengers and got second consecutive victory. Vidit continues to lead the field jointly with one another player Korobov. Only Harika's match was not decisive as she held on much higher rated L'Ami.

Tomorrow the Indians play against each other in both fields.

3rd Round Results
Masters
Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 Caruana, Fabiano
Jones, Gawain C B 1-0 Adhiban, B

Challengers
Harika, Dronavalli ½-½ L'Ami, Erwin
Amin, Bassem 0-1 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi

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4th Round
Masters
Adhiban, B. ½-½ Anand, Viswanathan

Challengers
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi 1-0 Harika, Dronavalli

Anand and Giri continue to lead the Masters's field jointly with 3 points. Pretty impressive for Anand.
Vidit still shares the lead with Korobov with 3.5 points

5th Round
Masters
Anand, Viswanathan - Wei, Yi
So, Wesley - Adhiban, B

Challengers
Harika, Dronavalli - Van Foreest, Lucas
L'Ami, Erwin - Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi

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