Magnus Carlsen wins 2016 Tata Steel Chess Masters

 

Magnus Carlsen wins 2016 Tata Steel Chess Masters

Wijk aan Zee-ben Magnus Carlsent ötödször lett tornagyőztes.A Nemzetközi Sakkszövetség (FIDE) megjelentette a 2016. február 1-től érvényes, az Élő-pontszámok alapján összeállított világranglistákat. A norvég világbajnok Magnus Carlsen 43 pontos előnnyel vezet az orosz exvilágbajnok Vlagyimir Kramnyik előtt, a holland Anish Giri a harmadik.

TataSteelChess One of the most entertaining closing ceremonies I have attended.

TataSteelChess One of the most entertaining closing ceremonies I have attended.

One of the most entertaining closing ceremonies I have attended.

One of the most entertaining closing ceremonies I have attended.

TataSteelChess One of the most entertaining closing ceremonies I have attended.

TataSteelChess One of the most entertaining closing ceremonies I have attended.

El director del torneo Jeroen van den Berg tomando la palabra (y Hans Böhm)

El director del torneo Jeroen van den Berg tomando la palabra (y Hans Böhm)

Adhiban Baskaran (India)

Adhiban Baskaran (India)

Tata Steel Masters 2016, 16 – 31 Jan 2016, Wijk aan Zee (Netherlands)

78th Tata Steel 2016 (Wijk aan Zee NED) Fri 15th Jan 2016 – Sun 31st Jan 2016 78th Tata Steel GpA (14 players 13 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 100:50:15+30spm(1)) – Games in PGN: Games GpA

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VIDEO: Magnus Carlsen discusses his final game of the Tata Steel Chess tournament!

Masters

Masters

It was a huge round, and everyone knew it

In the Masters, all attention went to the top two boards. The variety of combinations was
both staggering and chock full of drama. For example, if Ding Liren defeated Magnus Carlsen
and Fabiano Caruana lost his last round game, he could become the miracle winner!

The look on Ding Liren’s face of dead concentration shows he understands fully

Nevertheless, it takes two to tango, and in this case four, as the outcome of the myriad
possibilities also depended on Fabiano Caruana’s game against…

… Evgeny Tomashevsky.

Though focused, Magnus didn’t seem overly worried…

… and he justified his aloof demeanor by inverting a slightly worse endgame into a rook versus
rook and bishop endgame (Magnus had the extra bishop), where he spent nearly 50 moves
torturing his Chinese opponent.

Yasser Seirawan receives Magnus Carlsen after his game with Ding Liren

Needless to say, the audience was enthralled by the tense fights on all boards til the end

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Carlsen could probably not believe his eyes when his potential rival for first place, Fabiano
Caruana, found himself dead lost and ultimately failed to save the game. Luckily for Caruana,
even losing to Tomashevsky did not deny him silver as he had beat Ding Liren in their game.

The game between Anish Giri and Hou Yifan was quite the rollercoaster. Giri lost the thread of his
game and found himself in dead lost endgame. Hou seemed poised to win, but inaccuracies kept
delaying the final result in her favor, and Anish took advantage to keep the game alive. Eventually,
much to the chagrin of her many fans, she was unable to close the deal, and Giri saved the game.

Pavel Eljanov fought until the end, adding three Elo to his next rating.
Aside from Tomashevsky, he was the only player to score in the last round
beating David Navara.

Daniel King shows the highlights from the final round

78th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee (NED), 15-31 i 2016 cat. XX (2748)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2844 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 9 2881
2. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2787 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 1 8 2831
3. Ding, Liren g CHN 2766 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 8 2833
4. So, Wesley g USA 2773 ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 7 2774
5. Giri, Anish g NED 2798 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 7 2772
6. Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2760 0 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 7 2775
7. Wei, Yi g CHN 2706 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 2750
8. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2747 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 2747
9. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2769 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 6 2716
10. Navara, David g CZE 2730 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ ½ 2691
11. Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2728 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 2692
12. Hou, Yifan g CHN 2673 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ * ½ 0 5 2666
13. Adams, Michael g ENG 2744 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 5 2660
14. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2640 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ * 5 2668
Round 1 (January 16, 2016)
Caruana, Fabiano – Eljanov, Pavel 1-0 38 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Ding, Liren – Adams, Michael 1-0 61 A20 English Opening
So, Wesley – Giri, Anish 1-0 37 A36 English Botvinnik
Wei, Yi – Tomashevsky, Evgeny ½-½ 23 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Van Wely, Loek ½-½ 76 D11 Slav Defence
Navara, David – Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 31 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Hou, Yifan – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 40 A07 Barcza System
Round 2 (January 17, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus – Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 32 A00 Irregular Openings
Giri, Anish – Ding, Liren ½-½ 33 D11 Slav Defence
Eljanov, Pavel – Wei, Yi ½-½ 36 E60 King’s Indian without Nc3
Karjakin, Sergey – Van Wely, Loek ½-½ 20 B35 Sicilian Defence
Tomashevsky, Evgeny – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 33 D06 Queen’s Pawn Gambit
Hou, Yifan – So, Wesley ½-½ 54 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Adams, Michael – Navara, David ½-½ 31 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Round 3 (January 18, 2016)
Caruana, Fabiano – Adams, Michael 1-0 64 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Ding, Liren – Hou, Yifan ½-½ 37 D38 QGD Ragozin
So, Wesley – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 44 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Wei, Yi – Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 60 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Eljanov, Pavel 0-1 38 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Navara, David – Giri, Anish ½-½ 42 D97 Gruenfeld Russian
Van Wely, Loek – Tomashevsky, Evgeny ½-½ 30 E17 Queens Indian
Round 4 (January 19, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 36 E60 King’s Indian without Nc3
So, Wesley – Ding, Liren ½-½ 41 D11 Slav Defence
Giri, Anish – Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 63 C80 Ruy Lopez Open
Eljanov, Pavel – Van Wely, Loek 1-0 38 D11 Slav Defence
Karjakin, Sergey – Tomashevsky, Evgeny 1-0 36 C50 Giuoco Piano
Hou, Yifan – Navara, David 1-0 40 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Adams, Michael – Wei, Yi ½-½ 52 A37 English Symmetrical
Round 5 (January 21, 2016)
Caruana, Fabiano – Hou, Yifan ½-½ 79 C42 Petroff’s Defence
Ding, Liren – Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 55 E15 Queens Indian
Wei, Yi – Giri, Anish ½-½ 39 B91 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Adams, Michael 1-0 50 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Navara, David – So, Wesley ½-½ 46 D38 QGD Ragozin
Tomashevsky, Evgeny – Eljanov, Pavel ½-½ 38 E00 Catalan
Van Wely, Loek – Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 39 D83 Gruenfeld 4.Bf4
Round 6 (January 22, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus – Tomashevsky, Evgeny 1-0 30 A46 Queen’s Pawn Opening
Ding, Liren – Navara, David ½-½ 41 E60 King’s Indian without Nc3
So, Wesley – Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 80 C50 Giuoco Piano
Giri, Anish – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0 66 A13 Reti Opening
Karjakin, Sergey – Eljanov, Pavel ½-½ 28 E00 Catalan
Hou, Yifan – Wei, Yi ½-½ 66 A15 English counter King’s Fianchetto
Adams, Michael – Van Wely, Loek ½-½ 39 B91 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3
Round 7 (January 23, 2016)
Caruana, Fabiano – Ding, Liren 1-0 83 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Eljanov, Pavel – Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 34 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Wei, Yi – So, Wesley ½-½ 70 C80 Ruy Lopez Open
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Hou, Yifan 1-0 55 D38 QGD Ragozin
Navara, David – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 35 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Tomashevsky, Evgeny – Adams, Michael ½-½ 34 D35 QGD Exchange
Van Wely, Loek – Giri, Anish 0-1 45 D11 Slav Defence
Round 8 (January 24, 2016)
Ding, Liren – Wei, Yi ½-½ 27 D97 Gruenfeld Russian
So, Wesley – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 38 C50 Giuoco Piano
Giri, Anish – Tomashevsky, Evgeny ½-½ 57 A07 Barcza System
Karjakin, Sergey – Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 31 C60 Ruy Lopez
Navara, David – Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 55 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Hou, Yifan – Van Wely, Loek 0-1 43 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Adams, Michael – Eljanov, Pavel ½-½ 85 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 9 (January 26, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus – Adams, Michael 1-0 66 C50 Giuoco Piano
Caruana, Fabiano – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 60 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Eljanov, Pavel – Giri, Anish ½-½ 48 E04 Catalan
Wei, Yi – Navara, David 1-0 28 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Ding, Liren ½-½ 30 D47 Queens Gambit Meran
Tomashevsky, Evgeny – Hou, Yifan ½-½ 47 E53 Nimzo Indian
Van Wely, Loek – So, Wesley ½-½ 25 D38 QGD Ragozin
Round 10 (January 27, 2016)
Caruana, Fabiano – Wei, Yi 1-0 32 C83 Ruy Lopez Open
Ding, Liren – Van Wely, Loek ½-½ 64 D97 Gruenfeld Russian
So, Wesley – Tomashevsky, Evgeny ½-½ 40 A29 English Four Knights
Giri, Anish – Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 34 D38 QGD Ragozin
Karjakin, Sergey – Adams, Michael 0-1 31 A45 Trompowsky
Navara, David – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 31 C76 Ruy Lopez Modern Steinitz
Hou, Yifan – Eljanov, Pavel 0-1 68 C53 Giuoco Piano
Round 11 (January 29, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus – Hou, Yifan 1-0 54 C42 Petroff’s Defence
Eljanov, Pavel – So, Wesley ½-½ 60 D92 Gruenfeld 5.Bf4
Wei, Yi – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 73 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 50 B22 Sicilian Alapin
Tomashevsky, Evgeny – Ding, Liren 0-1 53 D30 Queen’s Gambit (without Nc3)
Adams, Michael – Giri, Anish ½-½ 42 B31 Sicilian Rossolimo
Van Wely, Loek – Navara, David ½-½ 37 A04 Dutch System
Round 12 (January 30, 2016)
Caruana, Fabiano – Van Wely, Loek 1-0 37 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Ding, Liren – Eljanov, Pavel 1-0 38 E15 Queens Indian
So, Wesley – Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 28 A30 English Symmetrical
Wei, Yi – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 33 C95 Ruy Lopez Breyer
Karjakin, Sergey – Giri, Anish ½-½ 30 A01 Larsen Opening
Navara, David – Tomashevsky, Evgeny ½-½ 32 E15 Queens Indian
Hou, Yifan – Adams, Michael ½-½ 42 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 13 (January 31, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus – Ding, Liren ½-½ 99 C80 Ruy Lopez Open
Giri, Anish – Hou, Yifan ½-½ 95 A46 Queen’s Pawn Opening
Eljanov, Pavel – Navara, David 1-0 36 E12 Queens Indian Petrosian
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 31 D27 QGA
Tomashevsky, Evgeny – Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 63 E44 Nimzo Indian Rubinstein
Adams, Michael – So, Wesley ½-½ 33 C80 Ruy Lopez Open
Van Wely, Loek – Wei, Yi ½-½ 31 A15 English counter King’s Fianchetto

 

Carlsen is 1 in Tata Steel Chess!
– 3rd victory in a row, 6th of last 8
– 22 wins (out of 32 total) since Jan ’10
– 35 games without a loss

Tata steel chess 2016 online video

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78th Tata Steel 2016 (Wijk aan Zee NED) GpB

Adhiban Baskaran (India)

Adhiban Baskaran (India)

78th Tata Steel 2016 (Wijk aan Zee NED) Fri 15th Jan 2016 – Sun 31st Jan 2016 78th Tata Steel GpB (14 players 13 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 100:50:15+30spm(1)) – Games in PGN: Games GpB

Challengers

The battle for the gold and qualifying spot in next year’s Masters was no less tense in the
challengers. Though Adhiban Baskaran had led until now, he was caught by Dreev, and
his place in the sun was no longer so secure.

Dreev proved a formidable competitor, and hoped to qualify for the
Masters. Note that he won the Wijk Aan Zee tournament in 1995.

Try as he might, Dreev was unable to break his opponent, Admiraal

The players in the Masters were all following the Challengers, whether it be Caruana observing Benjamin Bok…

… or Carlsen watching Dreev…

… or Mamedyarov following his compatriot Eltaj Safarli. The Azeri defeated Batsiashvili in
the last round, and this tied him for first. Although his tiebreak could not edge out Adhiban
who had won their individual game (the first tiebreak criterion), it did beat Dreev for silver.

Adhiban held on to a hard-fought game against teen wonder Samuel Sevian, securing gold.
As to Sevian, it can only be described as a lukewarm result, neither gainng rating, nor losing.
The cause of the disappointing result may lie in the words of a top player who commented he
felt Samuel “Hadn’t figured it out”. When pressed what he meant, he explained Sevian was
alternating styles of play too much and had not figured out where he stood himself stylistically.

In the top group that qualifies to the Challengers, the winner was Vladimir Dobrov who was
promoted to the Challengers for 2017 by winning the TOP group of Tata Steel Chess Tournament.

Little Machteld Van Foreest lost her final round game to the winner of her group, but had a
very commendable 1750 FIDE performance. The 8-year-old will soon be a terror.

Your photographer Alina L’Ami enjoying her first taste of Nikon’s bad boy, the
70-200 f/2.8 telezoom lens. Her comments after were of awe. (photo by Patrick Put)

Closing Ceremony

First on the to-do list of the closing ceremony was a helping of Erwten Soep (pea soup)!

With food for all and warm bellies, …

…everyone was in a highly receptive mood

Time for the awards – tournament director, Jeroen van den Berg assisted by the Dutch TV
personality, IM Hans Böhm

The Fair Play prize, awarded by Vugar Gashimov’s brother, Sarkhan, to Jorden van Foreest
and David Navara.

The special Johan van Hulst prize was offered to two young talented chess players, Jorden van
Foreest and Wei Yi, by none other than the famous 105-year-old politician, war hero and big chess
lover – Johan van Hulst!

No good deed can be ignored, and the organizer offered a gift of their own to Johan van Hulst

Adhiban Baskaran receives his first place award for winning the Challengers group

Magnus Carlsen receives his trophy and is now tied with Vishy Anand for five titles

Final photo with the winners and organizers (click on image for high-res version)

8th Tata Steel GpB Wijk aan Zee (NED), 15-31 i 2016 cat. XIII (2569)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Adhiban, Baskaran g IND 2653 * 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 9 2703
2. Safarli, Eltaj g AZE 2653 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 9 2703
3. Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2644 0 ½ * 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 9 2704
4. Bok, Benjamin g NED 2607 ½ 0 0 * ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 7 2595
5. Antipov, Mikhail Al. g RUS 2567 ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 0 0 1 1 1 7 2598
6. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g GER 2679 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 2560
7. Van Foreest, Jorden m NED 2541 1 0 ½ 1 0 ½ * 0 1 1 0 0 ½ 1 2571
8. Abasov, Nijat g AZE 2556 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ 0 1 0 ½ 1 2570
9. L’Ami, Erwin g NED 2627 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 2564
10. Sevian, Samuel g USA 2578 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 0 * 1 1 0 1 2568
11. Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2548 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 * ½ 1 1 6 2541
12. Batsiashvili, Nino m GEO 2485 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 1 ½ 0 ½ * 1 0 5 2488
13. Admiraal, Miguoel m NED 2441 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 0 * 1 2469
14. Haast, Anne wg NED 2391 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 2 2287
Round 1 (January 16, 2016)
Adhiban, Baskaran – Abasov, Nijat 1-0 35 E34 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Safarli, Eltaj – Sevian, Samuel 1-0 55 A15 English counter King’s Fianchetto
Dreev, Aleksey – Bok, Benjamin 1-0 45 D83 Gruenfeld 4.Bf4
Antipov, Mikhail Al. – Ju, Wenjun 0-1 37 B40 Sicilian Classical
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter – Batsiashvili, Nino 1-0 49 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
L’Ami, Erwin – Admiraal, Miguoel 1-0 34 D10 Slav Defence
Haast, Anne – Van Foreest, Jorden 0-1 37 B56 Sicilian Defence
Round 2 (January 17, 2016)
Bok, Benjamin – L’Ami, Erwin 1-0 38 A88 Dutch Leningrad
Van Foreest, Jorden – Batsiashvili, Nino 0-1 60 A80 Dutch
Abasov, Nijat – Safarli, Eltaj ½-½ 40 A50 Queen’s Indian (without e7-e6)
Sevian, Samuel – Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½-½ 25 C19 French Winawer
Ju, Wenjun – Dreev, Aleksey 0-1 47 A07 Barcza System
Admiraal, Miguoel – Adhiban, Baskaran 0-1 43 C50 Giuoco Piano
Haast, Anne – Antipov, Mikhail Al. 0-1 49 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 3 (January 18, 2016)
Adhiban, Baskaran – Bok, Benjamin ½-½ 71 A32 English Symmetrical
Safarli, Eltaj – Admiraal, Miguoel ½-½ 95 B19 Caro Kann
Dreev, Aleksey – Haast, Anne 1-0 54 D20 QGA
Antipov, Mikhail Al. – Van Foreest, Jorden 1-0 30 B50 Sicilian Defence
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter – Abasov, Nijat ½-½ 27 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
L’Ami, Erwin – Ju, Wenjun ½-½ 69 E53 Nimzo Indian
Batsiashvili, Nino – Sevian, Samuel 0-1 58 E04 Catalan
Round 4 (January 19, 2016)
Bok, Benjamin – Safarli, Eltaj 0-1 73 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
Antipov, Mikhail Al. – Dreev, Aleksey 0-1 46 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Van Foreest, Jorden – Sevian, Samuel 1-0 25 B23 Sicilian Closed
Abasov, Nijat – Batsiashvili, Nino 0-1 59 A07 Barcza System
Ju, Wenjun – Adhiban, Baskaran 0-1 46 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Admiraal, Miguoel – Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½-½ 67 C55 Two Knights Defence
Haast, Anne – L’Ami, Erwin 0-1 67 C45 Scotch Game
Round 5 (January 20, 2016)
Adhiban, Baskaran – Haast, Anne 1-0 31 D16 Slav Lasker/Smyslov
Safarli, Eltaj – Ju, Wenjun ½-½ 51 B47 Sicilian Paulsen
Dreev, Aleksey – Van Foreest, Jorden ½-½ 14 E81 King’s Indian Saemisch
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter – Bok, Benjamin ½-½ 47 C53 Giuoco Piano
L’Ami, Erwin – Antipov, Mikhail Al. 0-1 54 E47 Nimzo Indian
Sevian, Samuel – Abasov, Nijat 1-0 41 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Batsiashvili, Nino – Admiraal, Miguoel 1-0 45 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Round 6 (January 22, 2016)
Dreev, Aleksey – L’Ami, Erwin ½-½ 36 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
Bok, Benjamin – Batsiashvili, Nino ½-½ 39 D34 Tarrasch Defence, Main Line
Antipov, Mikhail Al. – Adhiban, Baskaran ½-½ 41 B40 Sicilian Classical
Van Foreest, Jorden – Abasov, Nijat 0-1 75 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Ju, Wenjun – Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½-½ 44 A21 English Opening
Admiraal, Miguoel – Sevian, Samuel 1-0 54 B83 Sicilian Scheveningen
Haast, Anne – Safarli, Eltaj 0-1 31 C61 Ruy Lopez Bird’s Defence
Round 7 (January 23, 2016)
Adhiban, Baskaran – Dreev, Aleksey 1-0 24 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Safarli, Eltaj – Antipov, Mikhail Al. 1-0 22 C12 French MacCutcheon
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter – Haast, Anne 0-1 34 C53 Giuoco Piano
Abasov, Nijat – Admiraal, Miguoel ½-½ 55 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
L’Ami, Erwin – Van Foreest, Jorden 0-1 61 D10 Slav Defence
Sevian, Samuel – Bok, Benjamin ½-½ 62 B94 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Bg5
Batsiashvili, Nino – Ju, Wenjun ½-½ 62 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Round 8 (January 24, 2016)
Dreev, Aleksey – Safarli, Eltaj ½-½ 23 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
Bok, Benjamin – Abasov, Nijat ½-½ 23 C50 Giuoco Piano
Antipov, Mikhail Al. – Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½-½ 57 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Van Foreest, Jorden – Admiraal, Miguoel ½-½ 57 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
L’Ami, Erwin – Adhiban, Baskaran ½-½ 49 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Ju, Wenjun – Sevian, Samuel 0-1 49 E60 King’s Indian without Nc3
Haast, Anne – Batsiashvili, Nino 1-0 20 C70 Ruy Lopez
Round 9 (January 26, 2016)
Adhiban, Baskaran – Van Foreest, Jorden 0-1 41 D17 Slav Defence
Safarli, Eltaj – L’Ami, Erwin ½-½ 30 C50 Giuoco Piano
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter – Dreev, Aleksey ½-½ 31 B10 Caro Kann
Abasov, Nijat – Ju, Wenjun 1-0 62 A05 Various
Sevian, Samuel – Haast, Anne 1-0 37 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Batsiashvili, Nino – Antipov, Mikhail Al. 0-1 69 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Admiraal, Miguoel – Bok, Benjamin 0-1 33 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 10 (January 27, 2016)
Adhiban, Baskaran – Safarli, Eltaj 1-0 62 A45 Trompowsky
Dreev, Aleksey – Batsiashvili, Nino 1-0 33 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Antipov, Mikhail Al. – Sevian, Samuel 0-1 40 C50 Giuoco Piano
Van Foreest, Jorden – Bok, Benjamin 1-0 39 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
L’Ami, Erwin – Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½-½ 34 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Ju, Wenjun – Admiraal, Miguoel 1-0 41 D30 Queen’s Gambit (without Nc3)
Haast, Anne – Abasov, Nijat 0-1 37 C70 Ruy Lopez
Round 11 (January 29, 2016)
Safarli, Eltaj – Van Foreest, Jorden 1-0 62 C16 French Winawer
Bok, Benjamin – Ju, Wenjun 1-0 37 E87 King’s Indian Saemisch
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter – Adhiban, Baskaran ½-½ 111 B50 Sicilian Defence
Abasov, Nijat – Antipov, Mikhail Al. ½-½ 47 A46 Queen’s Pawn Opening
Sevian, Samuel – Dreev, Aleksey 0-1 72 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Batsiashvili, Nino – L’Ami, Erwin ½-½ 47 E52 Nimzo Indian
Admiraal, Miguoel – Haast, Anne 1-0 41 C54 Giuoco Piano
Round 12 (January 30, 2016)
Adhiban, Baskaran – Batsiashvili, Nino ½-½ 62 E31 Nimzo Indian Leningrad
Safarli, Eltaj – Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½-½ 38 C07 French Tarrasch
Dreev, Aleksey – Abasov, Nijat ½-½ 55 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Antipov, Mikhail Al. – Admiraal, Miguoel 1-0 36 B40 Sicilian Classical
Van Foreest, Jorden – Ju, Wenjun 0-1 44 C36 Kings Gambit Modern Variation
L’Ami, Erwin – Sevian, Samuel 1-0 44 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Haast, Anne – Bok, Benjamin 0-1 40 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 13 (January 31, 2016)
Bok, Benjamin – Antipov, Mikhail Al. ½-½ 44 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter – Van Foreest, Jorden ½-½ 31 D02 Queen’s Pawn Game
Abasov, Nijat – L’Ami, Erwin ½-½ 24 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
Sevian, Samuel – Adhiban, Baskaran ½-½ 45 B94 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Bg5
Ju, Wenjun – Haast, Anne 1-0 35 A22 English Opening
Batsiashvili, Nino – Safarli, Eltaj 0-1 36 C01 French Exchange
Admiraal, Miguoel – Dreev, Aleksey ½-½ 45 B10 Caro Kann