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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

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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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