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75th Tata Steel Chess R6: Magnus Carlsen – Ivan Sokolov 1-0

Round 6 at the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 made it clear that even a slight error against the World No. 1 is suicidal. Ivan Sokolov learned it the hard way. Here is the game you can replay with Chess King. Watch the pretty ending! A report on the tournament is available at Chess Blog.
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75th Tata Steel Chess R6: Loek van Wely – Wang Hao 1-0

Round 6 at the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 saw Loek van Wely beat Wang Hao comfortably as the latter got lost after a pawn sac and could not hold up against Wely’s queenside pawn majority. Watch the post-game video and replay the game with Chess King. You can read a report on Chess Blog about the sixth round at the super chess tournament.
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75th Tata Steel Chess R5: Erwin L’Ami – Wang Hao 0-1

The Erwin L’Ami – Wang Hao game was one of the most spectacular ones of the tournament so far at the 75th edition of the Tata Steel Chess 2013. It included Queenside majority, piece sacrifice and a rolling pawn plus lots of fun. Here is the game with Chess King. You can read a report on Round 5 at Chess Blog.
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75th Tata Steel Chess R5: Peter Leko – Fabiano Caruana 1-0

75th Tata Steel Chess: Peter Leko beat Fabiano Caruana in a Spanish that goes straight to the classroom with a display of the square c4’s importance in the line. You could learn a thing or two from the game about how to handle a locked queenside and set up an attack down the Kingside. You can replay the game with Chess King. A report on Round 5 is available at Chess Blog.
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75th Tata Steel Chess R5: Ivan Sokolov – Levon Aronian 0-1

75th Tata Steel Chess 2013: After losing a sterling (for his opponent that is) game to the World Chess Champion in the previous round, Olympiad champion Levon Aronian did well to beat Ivan Sokolov in an easy game in Round 5. In fact, the Dutch Grandmaster went for an overkill that was unlikely to manifest into a win any way. Check out the game with Chess King. A full report on Round 5 is available at Chess Blog.
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75th Tata Steel Chess R5: Spot Harikrishna’s Winning Combination versus Van Wely

The 75th Tata Steel Chess Group A witnessed exciting games all around in Round 5 even though the top game between World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand and World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen ended in a draw. This is a position from the Pentala Harikrishna-Loek Van Wely game. Can you spot White’s winning combination with a pretty conclusion? You can replay the game with Chess King to see the solution for yourself. Read a full report on Round 5 at Chess Blog.
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75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 R4: Loek van Wely – Erwin L’Ami 1-0

One of the five decisive games in Round 4 at the 75th Tata Steel Chess in Round 4 witnessed Loek van Wely beating compatriot Erwin l’Ami. The latter sacrificed an exchange on the black side of a Trompovsky, but never got anything to show for it and White’s pawns were just rolling all that better. Watch a post-game video and run the game in the super Chess King applet.
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75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 R4: Fabiano Caruana – Ivan Sokolov 1-0

Italy’s talented Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana used a powerful central pawn majority to beat Ivan Sokolov in the fourth round of the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013. Watch the post-game comment video by Caruana and replay the game with Chess King.
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75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 R4: Wang Hao – Hou Yifan 1-0

Wang Hao was one of the five players who scored a win during the 4th round of the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013. At the losing end was former Women’s World Chess Champion Hou Yifan. Wang Hao went for the classical Nimzo line that fetched him a solid structure that made the best of his powerful Bishop against a bad Knight. Hou Yifan tried, but eventually blundered in a very difficult position. Check out the post-game video and game with Chess King.
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75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 R4: Magnus Carlsen – Pentala Harikrishna 1-0

Who else could get away by tossing pawns for free at another Grandmaster? Magnus Carlsen showed why he is World No. 1 by beating Pentala Harikrishna in the fourth round at the ongoing 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 with a solid game. Check out the video comments and game with Chess King.
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75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 R4: Anand Demolishes “Nightmare Opponent” Aronian (Game + Videos)

The fourth round at the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 witnessed World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand demolishing World No. 3 Levon Aronian. Anand said, “This could easily be one of the best games I have played. To win a game like this against Levon, who is my nightmare opponent, as you probably know, is definitely wonderful. Funnily enough both my black wins against him have been real classics. I don’t win that often, but when I do it is at least a good one.” Watch the two video statements given immediately after the end of the game and replay the game with Chess King.
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75th Tata Steel Chess R3: Viswanathan Anand – Fabiano Caruana 1-0

75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 Round 3: World Champion Viswanathan Anand beat Fabiano Caruana in an exemplary Ruy Lopez. With small maneuvers – from controlling square d5, to dominating the c-file – the Indian chess wizard kept nagging the young Italian who drifted into time trouble. Anand was especially proud of 31.Kh1!, threatening Qc6. Black promptly made his decisive mistake with 31…Be7 after which White infiltrated with 32.Qc7, with the black king soon running for his life. Watch the video and run the game in the Chess King applet. You can also read a full report on Round 3 at Chess Blog.
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75th Tata Steel Chess R3: Sergey Karjakin – Wang Hao 1-0

GM Sergey Karjakin went into sole lead with 2.5 points after beating Wang Hao in the third round of the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 in Wijk aan Zee on Monday. The Chinese grandmaster equalized comfortably on the Black side of a Petroff Defence, and could even claim a small advantage after some 20 moves. However, with the strong (see diagram) 27.g4! White turned the tide and after some haphazard play by his opponent in the ensuing rook endgame Karjakin collected the full point. A full report on Round 3 of the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 is up at Chess Blog.
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75th Tata Steel Chess R3: Magnus Carlsen – Loek Van Wely 1-0

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen scored his first win at the 75th Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Round 3 with a win over Loek Van Wely after the latter got muddled with lines. Carlsen’s clock barely showed less time than he started with, indicating an effortless victory. The Dutchman resigned when the loss of a pawn signaled the collapse of his position. You can read a full report about Round 3 at the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 at Chess Blog.

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75th Tata Steel Chess R1: Sergey Karjakin Beats Hou Yifan

The 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 got off to a start with two decisive games in Round 1. Pentala Harikrishna (winner of last year’s Group B) beat Anish Giri and Sergey Karjakin beat former Women’s World Chess Champion Hou Yifan to celebrate his 23rd birthday! Here is the Karjakin-Yifan game and a video comment by the winner. You can read a round report on the first round at the Tata Steel Chess Round 1 at Chess Blog.
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75th Tata Steel Chess R1: Pentala Harikrishna’s Endgame Patience Beats Anish Giri

The 75th Tata Steel Chess began in Wijk aan Zee with two decisive games in the first round in Group A. Anish Giri was cruising along and could have squeezed out a draw against Pentala Harikrishna, but the latter’s patience eventually earned him a win. Here is the game you can watch with Chess King and watch the post-game video with the winner. A report on the first round of the 2013 edition of Tata Steel Chess is available at Chess Blog.
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