Wesley So, Magnus Carlsen, and Pavel Eljanov won their games against Loek Van Wely, Wei Yi, and Baskaran Adhiban, respectively, in Round 4 of Tata Steel Masters 2017. Tata Steel Masters 2017 Round 4 Results
# White Result Black 1 Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 Wei, Yi 2 Harikrishna, Pentala ½-½ Karjakin, Sergey 3 Giri, Anish ½-½ Andreikin, Dmitry 4 Aronian, Levon ½-½ Nepomniachtchi, Ian 5 Rapport, Richard ½-½ Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 6 Adhiban, Baskaran 0-1 Eljanov, Pavel 7 Van Wely, Loek 0-1 So, Wesley
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This win enabled Eljanov to hold firmly onto his lead with 3.5 points (out of 4 games), followed closely by Carlsen and So, both with 3 points.
Here’s the Standings after Round 4 »
Dmitri Andreikin held Magnus Carlsen to a draw, so did Pentala Harikrishna to the tournament leader, Pavel Eljanov, in Round 3 of Tata Steel Masters 2017. This enabled the victors of the day: Wei Yi, Wesley So, and Sergey Karjakin catch up and tied in second place. Tata Steel Masters 2017 Round 3 Results
# White Result Black 1 Eljanov, Pavel ½-½ Harikrishna, Pentala 2 Wei, Yi 1-0 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 3 So, Wesley 1-0 Rapport, Richard 4 Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 Van Wely, Loek 5 Andreikin, Dmitry ½-½ Carlsen, Magnus 6 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw ½-½ Giri, Anish 7 Adhiban, Baskaran ½-½ Aronian, Levon
Wesley So vs. Richard Rapport game was particularly interesting. Rapport was winning after his 32nd move. Take a look at the position below: Continue reading “Wei Yi, So and Karjakin Win in Round 3 Tata Steel Masters 2017”
Pavel Eljanov wins anew, this time against Loek Van Wely, in Round 2 of Tata Steel Chess Masters 2017. In Round 1, he also won against Richard Rapport. Thus, he has sole lead of the tournament after 2 rounds.
Magnus Carlsen and Pentala Harikrishna also won their games against Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Baskaran Adhiban, respectively, while Wesley So and Anish Giri drew their game against each other in Round 2.
Here are the rest of the results:
Tata Steel Masters 2017 Round 2 Results
# White Result Black 1 Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 2 Harikrishna, Pentala 1-0 Adhiban, Baskaran 3 Aronian, Levon ½-½ Wei, Yi 4 Giri, Anish ½-½ So, Wesley 5 Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ Andreikin, Dmitry 6 Rapport, Richard ½-½ Karjakin, Sergey 7 Van Wely, Loek 0-1 Eljanov, Pavel
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Magnus Carlsen drew with Wesley So in Round 1 of Tata Steel Masters 2017. Here are the rest of the results.
Tata Steel Masters 2017 Round 1 Results
# White Result Black 1 Eljanov, Pavel 1-0 Rapport, Richard 2 Harikrishna, Pentala ½-½ Aronian, Levon 3 So, Wesley ½-½ Carlsen, Magnus 4 Andreikin, Dmitry ½-½ Wei, Yi 5 Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ Giri, Anish 6 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw ½-½ Nepomniachtchi, Ian 7 Adhiban, Baskaran ½-½ Van Wely, Loek
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all the games in Tata Steel Masters 2017 so far.
Chess.com has recently developed a tool that evaluates the strength of play for any chess player, or the quality of moves of any chess game. They call it the
Computer Aggregated Precision Score (or CAPS).
Essentially, what CAPS does is evaluate a player’s game (or set of games) and assess its moves for its accuracy against what the computers think are the best moves in each given position.
Now, since world champions of different eras have no way to prove their worth against each other, CAPS is a good way to evaluate and compare the quality of their games, and thus will give us a “
rough estimate” of how well world champions will fare against each other should they face over the chessboard.
Chess.com did just that.
Now, let’s find out how your favorite world champion fared using the CAPS system below:
CAPS World Champions
What do you think? Do you agree with the CAPS system? Put your comments below.
Wesley So’s dominating performance last year will be put to a test as he faces anew the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, in Tata Steel Chess 2017. Check out the list of participants for the Masters category below: Check out the list »
Wesley So starts the year 2017 being part of the 2800 club. In the official FIDE Ratings list for January 2017, he’s at the 4th place with 2808 ELO points, up 14 points from last month. He overtook Maxime Vachier-Lagrave after winning the London Chess Classic back in December.
See below the Top 20 list:
Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year 1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2840 0 1990 2 Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2827 11 1992 3 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2811 9 1975 4 So, Wesley g USA 2808 9 1993 5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2796 11 1990 6 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2786 11 1969 7 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2785 9 1987 8 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2785 0 1990 9 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2780 9 1982 10 Giri, Anish g NED 2773 9 1994 11 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2767 0 1990 12 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2766 2 1986 13 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2766 2 1985 14 Ding, Liren g CHN 2760 4 1992 15 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2755 4 1983 16 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2752 2 1969 17 Adams, Michael g ENG 2751 11 1971 18 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2750 6 1987 19 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2748 4 1976 20 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2742 1 1983
Check out the
Top 100 list for January 2017.
It’s a proud moment for
Wesley So. He ends the year on a high note.
Wesley So drew his final round game against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, while his closest contender for the London title, Fabiano Caruana, settled for draws as well against Anish Giri. London Chess Classic 2016 Round 9 Results
# White Result Black 1 So, Wesley ½-½ Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2 Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ Kramnik, Vladimir 3 Giri, Anish ½-½ Caruana, Fabiano 4 Aronian, Levon 0-1 Topalov, Veselin 5 Adams, Michael ½-½ Nakamura, Hikaru
Interesting to note that
Veselin Topalov finally scored a win against Levon Aronian in Round 9. He’s not going home scoreless after all, although at the bottom of the ranking nonetheless.
Replay all Round 9 games below:
Final Ranking »