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Grand Chess Tour 2017 Schedule and Confirmed Participants (so far)

Eight of the top ten players are set to participate in the 2017 edition of the Grand Chess Tour. One rapid and blitz event was added to the events line-up from last year, i.e., the Saint Louis Rapid, which should follow soon after the Sinquefield Cup.

It’s a great year ahead, indeed, for chess fans for 2017.

2017 Grand Chess Tour Schedule

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Nakamura wins Gibraltar 2017 title

Hikaru Nakamura and Yu Yangyi won their respective games in the final Round 10 of Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017, to get a shot at the title when David Antón Guijarro drew his game against Michael Adams.

At the end of Round 10, Guijarro, Nakamura, and Yu were tied, thus necessitated a playoff:

Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017 Final Ranking

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgPts. TB1 
124GMAnton Guijarro DavidESP26508,02859
23GMNakamura HikaruUSA27858,02847
38GMYu YangyiCHN27388,02830
42GMVachier-Lagrave MaximeFRA27967,52804
55GMAdams MichaelENG27517,52797
628GMSutovsky EmilISR26287,52759
713GMCheparinov IvanBUL26897,52755
87GMTopalov VeselinBUL27397,52749
910GMGelfand BorisISR27217,52729
1020GMHowell David W LENG26557,02732
1138GMJu WenjunCHN25837,02731
1216GMShort Nigel DENG26757,02722
131GMCaruana FabianoUSA28277,02709
27GMAkobian VaruzhanUSA26337,02709
1512GMMatlakov MaximRUS27017,02699
1611GMNaiditsch ArkadijAZE27027,02696
179GMVitiugov NikitaRUS27247,02679
1818GMFressinet LaurentFRA26607,02677
1921GMIturrizaga Bonelli EduardoVEN26527,02675
2026GMSethuraman S.P.IND26377,02673
216GMSvidler PeterRUS27487,02671
2237GMLalith Babu M RIND25877,02640
 

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February 2017 FIDE Ratings Update: Wesley So is No. 3

Following his outstanding performance in Tata Steel Masters 2017, Wesley So is now the world’s number 3 in the official FIDE Ratings List, with a rating of 2822.

Despite the Live Ratings indicating So as now No. 2 after Fabiano Caruana dropped some ELO points to today’s 2820, Caruana’s sub-optimal performance from Gibraltar are not yet in for the official tally.

Levon Aronian gained some ELO points as well from Tata Steel, to settle for 7th to 8th place, with a rating of 2785.

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Wesley So wins Tata Steel Masters 2017 Title

This is Wesley So‘s 56th game without a loss. His last loss was in Round 4 of Bilbao Masters Final 2016 against the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, where he finished fourth. Moreover, this is his third super-tournament title in a row, following the Sinquefield Cup and London Chess Classic.

Wesley So, playing as black, won his final round game against Ian Nepomniachtchi. This win enabled So to secure the Tata Steel Masters 2017 title, his first for Tata Steel, with a clear point ahead of the runner-up, Magnus Carlsen.

Replay Round 13 games below:Replay »

This win also enabled So to rank second in the Live Ratings, after Fabiano Caruana lost to Nigel Short in Round 6 in Gibraltar, just 16 ELO points behind the World Champion:

Check out the Round 13 Results and the Final Ranking »

Carlsen and Aronian win in Round 12 Tata Steel Masters 2017

The game between Wesley So vs. Wei Yi in the penultimate Round 12 of Tata Steel Masters 2017 ended in a draw. Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian won against Pavel Eljanov and Loek Van Wely, respectively. Replay Round 12 games below:Replay »

Tata Steel Masters 2017 Round 12 Results

#WhiteResultBlack
1So, Wesley½-½Wei, Yi
2Aronian, Levon1-0Van Wely, Loek
3Adhiban, Baskaran½-½Giri, Anish
4Karjakin, Sergey½-½Nepomniachtchi, Ian
5Eljanov, Pavel0-1Carlsen, Magnus
6Harikrishna, Pentala½-½Rapport, Richard
7Wojtaszek, Radoslaw½-½Andreikin, Dmitry

Thus, at the end of Round 12, with one final round to go, Wesley So still leads, by a half point, followed by Carlsen, Aronian, and Wei Yi, tied in second place:

Ranking after Round 12 »

Wei Yi Wins in Round 11 Tata Steel Masters 2017

Wei Yi wins his Round 11 game against Sergey Karjakin in Tata Steel Masters 2017, and inches closer to Wesley So. He’s currently at clear second place.

This tournament is definitely getting more interesting in the next round, as Wesley So is set to meet Wei Yi.

Tata Steel Masters 2017 Round 11 Results

#WhiteResultBlack
1Wei, Yi1-0Karjakin, Sergey
2Carlsen, Magnus½-½Adhiban, Baskaran
3Giri, Anish½-½Harikrishna, Pentala
4Andreikin, Dmitry½-½So, Wesley
5Nepomniachtchi, Ian½-½Eljanov, Pavel
6Wojtaszek, Radoslaw½-½Aronian, Levon
7Rapport, Richard½-½Van Wely, Loek

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Tata Steel Masters 2017 Ranking after Round 11

#NamePtsSB
1So, Wesley7.537.25
2Wei, Yi734.25
3Aronian, Levon6.536.75
Carlsen, Magnus6.534
Eljanov, Pavel6.532.25
6Adhiban, B.632.25
Karjakin, Sergey630.25
8Harikrishna, P.5.531.75
Giri, Anish5.528.5
10Andreikin, Dmitry4.524.75
Nepomniachtchi, Ian4.523.25
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw4.521.75
13Rapport, Richard420.25
14Van Wely, Loek2.512.25

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Wesley So Leads by a Point at the End of Round 10 Tata Steel Masters 2017

With 4 wins and 6 draws, and 3 more rounds to go, Wesley So leads the pack of this 14-man tournament at the end of Round 10 of Tata Steel Masters 2017 by a full point.

Wesley So defeated Radoslaw Wojtaszek in a Catalan with ruthless efficiency. The rest of the results follow:

Tata Steel Masters 2017 Round 10 Results

#WhiteResultBlack
1So, Wesley1-0Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
2Aronian, Levon1-0Rapport, Richard
3Karjakin, Sergey1-0Andreikin, Dmitry
4Eljanov, Pavel½-½Wei, Yi
5Adhiban, Baskaran½-½Nepomniachtchi, Ian
6Harikrishna, Pentala½-½Carlsen, Magnus
7Van Wely, Loek½-½Giri, Anish
 

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Ranking after Round 10 »

Magnus Carlsen wins in Round 9 Tata Steel Masters 2017, he’s back in contention 

Magnus Carlsen wins against Loek Van Wely in Round 9 of Tata Steel Masters 2017 and finds himself yet again half a point behind the tournament leader, Wesley So. Theirs was the only decisive game of the round.

Tata Steel Masters 2017 Round 9 Results

#WhiteResultBlack
1So, Wesley½-½Aronian, Levon
2Carlsen, Magnus1-0Van Wely, Loek
3Wei, Yi½-½Adhiban, Baskaran
4Giri, Anish½-½Rapport, Richard
5Andreikin, Dmitry½-½Eljanov, Pavel
6Nepomniachtchi, Ian½-½Harikrishna, Pentala
7Wojtaszek, Radoslaw½-½Karjakin, Sergey
 

Tata Steel Masters 2017 Ranking after Round 9

#PlayerFEDRatingScore
1So, WesleyUSA28086
2Carlsen, MagnusNOR2840
3Eljanov, PavelUKR2755
4Wei, YiCHN2706
5Adhiban, BaskaranIND26535
6Karjakin, SergeyRUS27855
7Aronian, LevonARM27805
8Harikrishna, PentalaIND2766
9Giri, AnishNED2773
10Andreikin, DmitryRUS27364
11Wojtaszek, RadoslawPOL27504
12Rapport, RichardHUN2702
13Nepomniachtchi, IanRUS2767
14Van Wely, LoekNED2695
 

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Richard Rapport beats Magnus Carlsen in Round 8 Tata Steel Masters 2017

A big development in Tata Steel Masters 2017 as Richard Rapport defeats the World Champion Magnus Carlsen in Round 8. Levon Aronian also beats Anish Giri in Round 8.

At the end of Round 8, Wesley So still leads followed closely by Pavel Eljanov and Wei Yi.

Tata Steel Masters 2017 Round 8 Results

#WhiteResultBlack
1Eljanov, Pavel½-½Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
2Aronian, Levon1-0Giri, Anish
3Adhiban, Baskaran1-0Andreikin, Dmitry
4Karjakin, Sergey½-½So, Wesley
5Harikrishna, Pentala½-½Wei, Yi
6Rapport, Richard1-0Carlsen, Magnus
7Van Wely, Loek½-½Nepomniachtchi, Ian
 

Tata Steel Masters 2017 Ranking after Round 8

#PlayerFEDRatingScore
1So, WesleyUSA2808
2Eljanov, PavelUKR27555
3Wei, YiCHN27065
4Aronian, LevonARM2780
5Carlsen, MagnusNOR2840
6Adhiban, BaskaranIND2653
7Karjakin, SergeyRUS2785
8Harikrishna, PentalaIND27664
9Giri, AnishNED27734
10Andreikin, DmitryRUS2736
11Wojtaszek, RadoslawPOL2750
12Rapport, RichardHUN27023
13Nepomniachtchi, IanRUS27673
14Van Wely, LoekNED2695
 

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