Archive for January, 2021

Tata Steel Chess Tournament – 15th January 2021 – 31st January 2021 – Image: Tata Steel FB
From Tata Steel’s FB page
Chess players are in general smart people. Just look at these boys.
Not necessarily the looks, but smart overall. I leave you with a question:
Where are the girls in this tournament?
Is it always just males playing in this tournament?
If you have the answer, please let me know.
Round 4
All photos by: © Jurriaan Hoefsmit – Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021
Round 4
Jorden 1/2 and Magnus 1/2 in Round 4
This is the end position of a game I completed today.
I played white and I think I had a bit of luck on my side too. Usually, I prefer black as I have more wins with black.
Click on the link below to play through the game.

jaquie vs. Larkey4

This is the opening we played in our game.

I wish I had more time to play chess! Also, my dream is to play a GM! Does anyone know a GM?

Results – Round 3 and Round 4

https://tatasteelchess.com/standings/ This is the official website for you to follow the games and to view the standings.

Tata Steel Round 5 Results – from the site of Tata Steel
Standings after round 5
Chess tournaments take a lot of deep thinking.
One thing I like about chess players – they are ‘nice’ in games. Chess is a gentleman’s game.
Is it thinking or worry? Game 6
I like those cushions! (searching the internet….)

Jorden van Foreest commented on his game in round 6.

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Carlsen’s aggression and Giri’s defensive skills light up day 1 of Tata Steel Masters 2021
by Sagar Shah – 17/01/2021
It just seems like a normal year when the Wimbledon of chess begins in January! That’s exactly what has happened in 2021! With the Covid-19 pandemic threat, it seemed likely that the Tata Steel Masters would be called off. But the will of the organizers and the excitement of the players to get back on the chess board has ensured an exciting 83rd edition of this world class event in the town of Wijk Aan Zee, Netherlands. Day one began with an amazing onslaught by Magnus Carlsen. He won his game against Alireza Firouzja. Anish Giri got the better of Aryan Tari in an Ant-Berlin. Nils Grandelius was the other winner on day one. All of this and much more in our illustrated report from day 1 of Tata Steel Masters 2021.

The quaint town of Wijk Aan Zee known for its powerful breeze and scenic beauty – Chessbase. in

I quite like to follow the Tata Steel tournament and have blogged about some before, but that’s long ago. I think I might have a few spare minutes to follow the tournament this time – during this lockdown4. I quite like this image quote from @tatasteelchess

The 14 TOP players from 10 different countries: Magnus Carlsen, Grandelius Nils, Alexander Donchenko, Anish Giri, Aryan Tari, Pentala Harikrishna,  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Jordan van Foreest, Fabiano Caruana, Andrey Esipenko, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, David Anton Guijarro and Andrey Esipenko.
Tata Steel – Blue is beautiful! images: @ChessBaseIndia – twitter
Images: chessbase India
End position of the game between Magnus and Alireza

Follow this link for more about the first day! https://chessbase.in/news/Tata-Steel-Masters-2021-Day-1

Magnus – Round 2

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