Anish Giri was briefly in the sole lead in the Masters group with yet another black win, this time over the struggling Vladimir Fedoseev. The headline game of the co-leaders Carlsen vs Anand saw the World Champion win a pawn in a rook and knight ending, but it looked like it was not going to be enough to win. After over six hours of play, however, Magnus scored the point — his first vs Anand since 2015 — and now he is in the pole position.
The other co-leader after Round 9, Ian Nepomniachtchi, was the victim of a flashy kingside attack and king-hunt that ultimately netted Jorden van Foreest a queen for rook and bishop plus a continuing attack. Ding Liren drew against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, which makes it all the more likely Ding will keep the number three spot on the Elo list come February 1.
All Tata Steel Chess 2019 stories
IM Lawrence Trent takes you through the day’s highlights
All Roundup shows
Current standings – Masters
Games and commentary
Players receive 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds bonus per move starting from move one.
ChessBase will provide daily video round-up shows by a variety of commentators (see Schedule below).
Commentary by IM Sopiko Guramishvili and GM Robert Hess
Current standings – Challengers
Pairings for the remaining rounds
A 14-player single round-robin means each player plays every other once for 13 rounds in all. The drawing of lots determines the colours for each game.
|Round 11 – Friday the 25th|
|Radjabov, Teimour – Carlsen, Magnus|
|Giri, Anish – Shankland, Samuel|
|Nepomniachtchi, Ian – Fedoseev, Vladimir|
|Kramnik, Vladimir – Van Foreest, Jorden|
|Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Vidit, S.G.|
|Rapport, Richard – Ding, Liren|
|Anand, Viswanathan – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof|
|Round 12 – Saturday the 26th|
|Carlsen, Magnus – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof|
|Ding, Liren – Anand, Viswanathan|
|Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi – Rapport, Richard|
|Van Foreest, Jorden – Mamedyarov, S.|
|Fedoseev, Vladimir – Kramnik, Vladimir|
|Shankland, Samuel – Nepomniachtchi, Ian|
|Radjabov, Teimour – Giri, Anish|
|Round 13 – Sunday the 27th|
|Giri, Anish – Carlsen, Magnus|
|Nepomniachtchi, Ian – Radjabov, Teimour|
|Kramnik, Vladimir – Shankland, Samuel|
|Mamedyarov, S. – Fedoseev, Vladimir|
|Rapport, Richard – Van Foreest, Jorden|
|Anand, Viswanathan – Vidit, S. G.|
|Duda, Jan-Krzysztof – Ding, Liren|
My Path to the Top
On this DVD Vladimir Kramnik retraces his career from talented schoolboy to World Champion in 2006. With humour and charm he describes his first successes, what it meant to be part of the Russian Gold Medal team at the Olympiad, and how he undertook the Herculean task of beating his former mentor and teacher Garry Kasparov.
All games – Masters
All games – Challengers
We introduced the fields in our December preview: Strong fields set for Tata Steel 2019.
|GM||Van Foreest, Jorden||NED||2612||192|
Average rating: 2753 (FIDE rankings and Elo as of January 1, 2019)
|GM||Lucas van Foreest||NED||2001||2502|
Average rating: 2582 (as of January 1, 2019)
My Career Vol. 1
The first DVD with videos from Anand’s chess career reflects the very beginning of that career and goes as far as 1999. It starts with his memories of how he first learned chess and shows his first great games (including those from the 1984 WCh for juniors). The high point of his early developmental phase was the winning of the 1987 WCh for juniors. After that, things continue in quick succession: the first victories over Kasparov, WCh candidate in both the FIDE and PCA cycles and the high point of the WCh match against Kasparov in 1995.
Running time: 3:48 hours
|Saturday||January 12||1||IM Merijn van Delft|
|Sunday||January 13||2||GM Daniel King|
|Monday||January 14||3||GM Daniel King|
|Tuesday||January 15||4||GM Daniel King|
|Wednesday||January 16||5||GM Daniel King|
|Friday||January 18||6||IM Merijn van Delft|
|Saturday||January 19||7||GM Daniel King|
|Sunday||January 20||8||GM Yannick Pelletier|
|Tuesday||January 22||9||GM Daniel King|
|Wednesday||January 23||10||IM Lawrence Trent|
|Friday||January 25||11||GM Yannick Pelletier|
|Sunday||January 27||13||GM Yannick Pelletier|