Wei Yi, So and Karjakin Win in Round 3 Tata Steel Masters 2017

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

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The Wesley So vs. Richard Rapport game was particularly interesting. Rapport was winning after his 32nd move. Take a look at the position below:

Pavel Eljanov Leads Tata Steel Masters 2017 After Round 2

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

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Tata Steel Masters 2017 Round 1 Results

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

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World Champions Ranked by CAPS

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.

Indeed, Chess.com did just that.

Now, let’s find out how your favorite world champion fared using the CAPS system below:

CAPS World Champions

CAPS World Champions

What do you think? Do you agree with the CAPS system? Put your comments below.