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Monday, January 31, 2011

Wrap-up chess report and videos on Tata Steel Chess Fest 2011

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Hi everyone,

Here are more details and great videos for our wrap-up report on the Tata Steel Super-GM Chess Tournament 2011 that concluded in Wijk aan Zee yesterday. Hope you read our previous report here on

Hikaru Nakamura won the 2011 Tata Steel Chess Tournament. In the last round the American grandmaster drew with Black against Wang Hao from China. His main rival Vishy Anand from Indian also drew his game with Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi. In the B group Luke McShane and David Navara drew, and will both be invited for the A group next year. Daniele Vocaturo won the C group after drawing with Ilya Nyzhnyk in the last round.

Hikaru Nakamura - The champion's interview.

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament was held from Friday, January 14th till Sunday, January 30th, 2011 in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands. Besides many amateur events there were three Grandmaster Groups (A, B and C), all 14-player round-robins. The time control was 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds increment for each move starting from the first move. You can find loads of info at the official website

And, a nice article to read in The Huffington Post.

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  • At January 31, 2011 at 12:26 PM , Anonymous Sushant Sharma, New Delhi said...

    Did you guys see his tweet after Anand drew 'Yesssssssssss' I forgot to count the s. Good for Naka. But I feel a bit upset for Anand and Carlsen as I was going for them too. Oh tough to choose when you love all the great players. Each with a different flavour.

  • At January 31, 2011 at 12:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congratulations Naka.


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