Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2012 Started [video] [pgn files]

Tata Steel Chess TournamentThe traditional tournament in Wijk aan Zee started yesterday. The Tata Steel Chess Tournament has three main tournaments. They are played according to the ’round robin’ system, whereby each competitor plays in turn against every other during the tournament. All three Grandmaster groups have 14 players. I’ll watch the Group A on this site a bit.

The participant of the tournament A are:
Carlsen, Magnus
Aronian, Levon
Radjabov, Teymour
Topalov, Veselin
Karjakin, Sergey
Ivanchuk, Vassily
Gashimov, Vugar
Nakamura, Hikaru
Gelfand, Boris
Caruana, Fabiano
Kamsky, Gata
Giri, Anish
Navara, David
Van Wely, Loek

As you can see seven players are from the Top10!

Here are the results of games played in the 1st round:
Navara – Topalov ½-½
Gelfand – Giri 0-1
Radjabov – Caruana ½-½
Karjakin – Aronian 0-1
Nakamura – Ivanchuk ½-½
Carlsen – Gashimov 1-0
Kamsky – Van Wely ½-½

Do you want to replay the games from the first round? Here they are!

And video covering the 1st round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament:

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