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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2011 R10 - Anand, Nakamura back in joint lead

Chess blog for latest news and trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2011

Hi everybody,

Round 10 at the Tata Steel Super-GM Chess Tournament 2011 in Wijk aan Zee is going to be remembered for several reasons - 

  • Vishy Anand beating Alexeis Shirov and Hikaru Nakamura beating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to get back into joint lead
  • Overnight joint leader Vladimir Kramnik slipping back a bit with Jan Smeets holding him to a draw
  • Overnight joint leader Magnus Carlsen showing how to best lose a complicated game to Russian Men's Champion Ian Nepomniachtchi.
First, the video from Round 10 and then the standings and results of Round 10. You can also access the official tournament website at

Standings of grandmaster group A after Round 10

1. V. Anand, H. Nakamura 7
3. L. Aronian, V. Kramnik
5. M. Carlsen, I. Nepomniachtchi, M. Vachier-Lagrave
8. A. Giri, R. Ponomariov, Wang Hao 5
11. J. Smeets
12. E. l'Ami 3
13. A. Grischuk, A. Shirov

Standings of grandmaster group B after Round 10

1. Z. Efimenko, W. So
3. L. McShane, D. Navara, G. Sargissian, V. Tkachiev 6
7. L. Liem, R. Wojtaszek
9. Li Chao 5
10. S. Ganguly 4
11. L. Fressinet, J. Hammer
13. F. Nijboer, W. Spoelman 3

Standings of grandmaster group C after Round 10

1. D. Vocaturo
2. K. Lahno
3. I. Ivanisevic, I. Nyzhnyk 6
5. M. Kazhgaleyev
6. M. Bluvshtein, B. Bok, T. Sachdev, D. Swiercz 5
10. S. Siebrecht
11. R. van Kampen  4
12. R. Pruijssers, M. van der Werf
14. J.W. de Jong 3

Here is also Vladimir Kramnik's game against Erwin Erwin l’Ami from Round 9 that won the daily “Piet Zwart” prize of 500 Euros. Enjoy!

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