Tata Steel Rd11: A day for the Chinese

While Carlsen drew and maintained his lead, Wesley So continues his superb run by beating Ivan Saric, and is now within a half point of the leader. Among the numerous exciting games, the one that stood out between Wojtaszek and Ding Liren, in which the Chinese player conjured up a fantastic win that no one saw coming. In the Challengers Wei Yi took the sole lead. Round eleven report from Chess News

Round eleven – Masters

Round 11 – Friday Jan. 23
Giri, A. – Van Wely, L.
1-0
So, W. – Saric, I.
1-0
Wojtaszek, R. – Ding, L.
0-1
Carlsen, M. – Vachier-Lagrave
½-½
Aronian, L. – Ivanchuk, V.
½-½
Caruana, F. – Radjabov, T.
½-½
Hou, Y. – Jobava, B.
1-0

Giri, Anish 1-0 Van Wely, Loek
An up and down, interesting game. Giri’s attack was threatening and strong. Neither player figured out how to deal with the threats with precision, which gave us a very entertaining game:

The eyes of a true gladiator: Loek Van Wely

Giri, Anish2784Van Wely, Loek26671–0B0977th Tata Steel Chess Masters1123.01.2015

1.e4 0 d6 75 2.d4 0 f6 6 3.c3 0 g6 5 4.f4 0 The Austrian attack… again! Radjabov employed it against Van Wely earlier in the tournament but got no advantage from the opening. g7 10 5.d3 0 e5 473 5…c5 6.dxc5 is no good for Black, so he has to go for the e5 break instead. 6.dxe5 49 dxe5 13 7.f3 8 exf4 203 8.xf4 13 White has the problem of his isolated pawn on e4, but on the other hand Black has virtually no development. It’s hard to play Black in these kinds of positions until he obtains a blockade on e5. 0-0 249 9.d2 33 c6 1585 10.0-0-0 27 g4 484 11.d5 451 ce5 331 12.h3 Forcing black to trade on f3, which is not something he wants to do. xf3 80 12…c6 13.hxg4 xd3+ 14.cxd3 cxd5 15.h6 is some computer suggestion, but it basically looks like completely suicide. The brilliant point is that f6! saves Black. 16.xg7?! c7+ 17.b1 xg7 and Black is actually ok somehow. 13.gxf3 13 e5 5 14.e2 Now Black really has nothing compensating for his lack of development. White is very close to breaking the kingside with simple moves such as h4-h5 or Be3 f4-f5. e6 676 15.g5 1349 f6 43 16.e3 132 c6 145 17.f4! 35 The start of a nice sequence. f7 247 18.f5 116 gxf5 188 19.f4 33 xd2+ 393 20.xd2 104 ae8 407 21.hg1 227 h8 58 Just because the queens are off it does not mean that Black has solved the pressure coming down on his kingside. 22.xg7?! 348 22.xe6 xe6 23.b4 b8 24.d7 h6+ 25.b1 xe4!∞ 22.b1! Is kind of a brilliant move. The point is that fxe4 blocks the saving resource Rxe4 that we saw in the previous variation, but if Black’s can’t take the pawn what on earth is he going to do? 22…xg7 8 23.h5+ 20 g6? Definitely not the right way to go. The king is too exposed! 23…h8 24.xf6 d8 25.exf5 xd2! 25…xf5 26.c3 xd1+ 27.xd1 g7 28.d7+ g8 29.xf8 xf8 30.h4 and White’s pair of bishops gives him a pleasant endgame. 26.xd2 xf5= 24.g1+ 369 g5 81 25.f4+! 56 g7 231 25…f7 26.h5++- 26.h4 444 h6 28 27.h5 677 f7 447 28.exf5 43 xh5 59 29.xh5+ 15 f7 15 30.hxg5 56 fxg5 14 30…hxg5 is far more resilient. 31.c3 e3! 31.g3 78 d8 149 32.h1 16 d4 74 33.xh6 7 The two pieces will simply overwhelm the rook. The rest is not terribly difficult. fd8 97 34.h7+ 27 g8 7 35.h2 5 g4 10 36.e2 121 d5 57 37.f2 11 f7 19 38.b3 88 b5 22 39.b4 39 c5 30 40.a3 0 cxb4 0 41.axb4 149 a5 1064 42.c3 218 e5 87 43.bxa5 7 b4 5 44.a2 17 xa5 42 45.xb4 3 g1+ 8 46.b2 3 g4 5 47.d3 190 b5+ 301 48.c3 11 g3 173 49.f3 33 b7 204 50.f4 196 g2 45 51.g3 39 e7 79 52.e5+ 17 1–0

So, Wesley 1-0 Saric, Ivan
Things were heating up until Saric made a crucial couple of mistakes:

2788 live rating: Wesley So, 12 points ahead of America’s #2 Hikaru Nakamura

So, Wesley2762Saric, Ivan26661–0C9277th Tata Steel Chess Masters1123.01.2015

20.d2 1076 dxe5? The start of Black’s real problems. 20…d5! 21.xd5 21.xb4 xe4 22.xe4 d5 23.e1 dxe4 24.xe4 Gives White compensation for the sacrificed exchange, but Black has his own chances. 21…xd5= 21.xe5 2 f5 135 22.c5 Black is somewhat uncoordinated. since f7 is weak and his knight on b4 is hanging he has to come up with some creative way of holding everything together. xc5 1649 23.dxc5 2 d5?? This, however, blunders a piece. 23…h7 24.xb4 xe5± 24.g4! The move that Saric must have missed. 24.xd5 xe5 25.xe5 xe5 26.xf7+ xf7 27.xb4 is an extra pawn but converting it would be time consuming. 24…f6 582 25.xd5 59 xd5 86 25…xe5 26.xb4 is the point. xd5 27.e8+ h7 28.e4+ since the queen is now not on f5, but on f6, this check is possible and it wins a whole rook. 26.xd5 53 Black is simply down a piece here. c6 17 27.f3 50 d8 106 28.e4 163 1–0

Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 0-1 Ding Liren
A fantastically complicated game, and one of the most difficult ones for me to annotate in this tournament. It was simply too hard! The positions were always murky and both sides had an incredible number of resources. Wojtaszek bravely sacrificed a pawn, and Ding Liren did not react the best way. After reaching a winning endgame… Wojtaszek managed to lose it! To be fair, it was still very complicated, take a look!

Understanding the KID seems almost impossible, but Ding Liren manages to do it!

Wojtaszek, Radoslaw2744Ding, Liren27320–1E9177th Tata Steel Chess Masters1123.01.2015

1.d4 0 f6 0 2.c4 0 g6 0 3.c3 0 g7 0 4.e4 0 d6 0 5.f3 10 0-0 0 6.e2 4 a6 0 7.0-0 11 e5 0 8.e3 10 c6 3 9.d5 15 g4 12 10.g5 16 f6 5 11.h4 15 c5 39 12.e1 27 h5 33 13.a3 74 h6 6 14.h3 A relatively unique interpretatino of the KID. Black chases around the White bishop, but his structure looks kind of funny. Computers love White in these positions, but it is not so clear that they understand what is going on. f7 261 15.d3 224 h6 323 16.b4 97 d7 333 17.b1 648 b6 55 18.bxc5 91 xc5 139 19.xc5 16 dxc5 1065 20.a4 884 d6 35 Again, computers prefer White, but with a nice blockade on d6, targetting e4 and c4, a solid kingside and a solid queenside, it is not entirely clear to me why White has the preferable position. 21.d3 219 g7 406 22.b2 359 g5 183 23.g3 295 h4 323 24.h2 8 e8 341 25.a1 177 b7! Simply preventing White from opening the queenside. 26.h1 267 e7 187 27.c2 272 f4 589 28.g1 As you can see, White doesn’t want to trade bishops. f5 147 29.d3 73 f6 17 30.d6?! This move is a little too happy. White obviously gets the great square d5 for his knight, but giving up a full pawn for it doesn’t seem to be worth it. xd6 359 31.d5 65 f7 34 32.c3 62 h7 192 33.e1 112 e8 430 34.be2 239 fxe4 419 35.xe4 101 d8 373 36.xf4 137 36.a5!? c6! seems quite unclear to me. 36…exf4 31 37.d5 9 e6 180 38.h2 White obviously has compensation for his pawn. The pressure on the e-file and the d5-f7 diagonal is annoying, he has the pair of bishops and some initiative, but with some moves Black will untangle and then it will be a question of if White will retain enough for his material deficit. g7 87 39.e5 300 g5 119 40.f3 0 h6! 0 The king can take care of himself! This is a fabulous move as now White is really running out of attacking resources while Nd4 is coming. 41.xf4! 1147 f8?! This tempting move is actually the source of some troubles. 41…gxf4 42.h5# 41…xf4! 42.xe8 xe8 43.xe8 a1+ 44.h2 f6∞ 42.xe6+ 1016 xe6 6 43.xg5+! 22 xg5 18 44.g4+ 104 f6 3 45.xe6+ 52 xe6 3 46.xe6+ 7 g5 1 47.g4+ 79 f6 6 48.e6+ 19 g5 1 49.g4+ 7 f6 2 50.xh4+ White is in no risk to lose this position. He has enough material for the exchange. Well, at least that’s what one would think. g5 8 51.e4 19 e5 189 52.h4+ 338 g5 4 53.e4 43 e5 5 54.c2 105 e1+ 493 55.h2 8 g7 15 56.f3?! 85 56.b2+! This was much more precise. h7 56…h6! 57.f3 e8 57…e7± 58.f6++- 57.f3 e8? 58.e4++- 56…e8 138 57.f5 275 e5+ 35 58.xe5+ 3 xe5 2 59.e4? 132 59.g4! a6 59…a5 60.c6 60.e4 b5!= 60…e3 61.g3 b3 62.h4 b4 63.b5+- 60.g3 b5 61.axb5 axb5 62.f4 f6 63.h4 is not playable for Black as the threat of g5+ allows White to take on b5 next turn. 59…e6 235 60.g3? 0 d6 0 61.d5?? Even though White was already not going to win because of his tempi loss, this move hands over the game to Black! a5! An excellent move. The threat of breaking through with b5 is real. 62.b7 376 b5-+ 34 63.cxb5 12 c4 55 64.e4 256 c3 5 65.f4 14 d2 19 The rook easily takes the bishop, the a-pawn, stops the b-pawn and wins the game. 0–1

Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
A complicated Grunfeld landed the players in a weird endgame. Both sides’ pair of bishops were the last remaining pieces on the board, but White managed to obtain an extra pawn. This was offset by Black’s powerful passed a-pawn, always menacing. The game fizzled to a draw as both sides basically ran out of pawns to advance.

A fighting draw between the leaders

This brave, and somewhat suicidal, c-pawn is the reason the Grunfeld exists

Aronian, Levon ½-½ Ivanchuk, Vasil
Despite having a slight advantage from the opening, and always having some kind of pressure over the majority of the board, Aronian was unable to put Ivanchuk in serious difficulties. After running out of pawns on the queenside it was clear that his majority on the kingside would be insufficient to play for a win.

Levon Aronian, perhaps thinking back on his tournament

Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ Radjabov, Teimour
A complicated Grunfeld landed the players in a weird endgame. Both sides’ pair of bishops were the last remaining pieces on the board, but White managed to obtain an extra pawn. This was offset by Black’s powerful passed a-pawn, always menacing. The game fizzled to a draw as both players basically ran out of pawns to advance.

Hou Yifan 1-0 Jobava, Baadur
Baadur fought hard to come back from an awful position in the opening. He was almost successful, but, as usual in this tournament, he ended up imploding.

Hou Yifan scores her first victory in Wijk aan Zee!
Well, at least this year, she won thrice last time she played here.

Hou, Yifan2673Jobava, Baadur27271–0B1577th Tata Steel Chess Masters1123.01.2015

39.f1 Black’s position is somewhat miserable as any endgame is dangerous to him; that passed pawn on the d5 square will never go away. However, for now, his queen is making an amazing job of creating counterplay. g8?? It’s very unclear what Jobava missed, but this just gives White the full point. 39…f8 40.xh4 a5! And White’s task of making progress might simply be impossible. 40.e6+ 0 h7 0 41.xd6 Why not? It’s a free bishop. Black does not have a perpetual. xb3 12 41…d3+ 42.g1 e3+ 43.f2 c1+ 44.g2+- 42.g2 546 xc4 116 42…c2+ 43.f2 e4+ 44.g1 b1+ 45.h2 c2 46.xc5+- 43.e6 460 a5 20 44.f5 51 gxf5 217 45.xf5+ 358 g6 39 The endgame is very simple to win from this point on. 1–0

Carlsen, Magnus2862Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2757½–½D8577th Tata Steel Chess Masters1123.01.2015

1.d4 f6 2.c4 g6 3.c3 d5 4.cxd5 xd5 5.e4 xc3 6.bxc3 g7 7.e3 c5 8.c1 0-0 181 9.f3 g4 196 10.e2 a5 11.0-0 xa2 12.b1 141 cxd4 95 13.cxd4 c6 14.xb7 240 ab8 15.xb8 375 xb8 16.h3 d7 686 17.d5 e5 1101 18.f4 92 xf3+ 592 19.xf3 b4 20.c1 684 c4 319 21.b1 82 b2 68 22.xb2 268 xb2 23.b1 b4 253 24.e3 620 a5 301 25.c5 b5 274 26.xe7 e5 163 27.xb5 424 xb5 28.g4 570 b2 582 29.c5 801 a4 381 30.d1 f5 406 31.exf5 300 gxf5 32.f4 154 f7 269 33.g4 421 c1 189 34.d6 fxg4 177 35.hxg4 a3 210 36.b3 d7 67 37.g5 133 h6 38.gxh6 83 g6 39.f2 279 xh6 40.f3 g6 41.a2 271 b2 271 42.e5 189 f5 301 43.d6 422 d7 100 44.b1+ f7 45.e4 c6+ 46.f5 d7+ 47.e4 ½–½

Masters standings after eleven rounds

Round eleven – Challengers

Round 11 – Friday Jan. 23
Michiels, B. – Wei, Y.
0-1
Saleh, S. – Van Kampen, R.
1-0
Potkin, V. – Timman, J.
1-0
Gunina, V. – Navara, D.
½-½
Sevian, S. – Dale, A.
½-½
Klein, D. – Shankland, S.
0-1
l’ Ami, E. – Haast, A.
½-½

Another interesting round in the Challengers, but the news of the day is certainly Wei Yi’s victory. With his performance he is simply skyrocketing in rating, reaching 2695… one more win against a similar-rated opponent and he will cross the magic 2700 barrier!

Nava now trails by half a point as he only managed a draw against Gunina.

Tournament leader: Wei Yi setting himself up to participate in the Masters section next year

Michiels, Bart2563Wei, Yi26750–1E3277th Tata Steel Chess Challengers1123.01.2015

1.d4 0 f6 0 2.c4 0 e6 3 3.c3 0 b4 5 4.c2 0 0-0 10 5.a3 0 xc3+ 5 6.xc3 6 d6 16 7.f3 125 c6 18 8.b4 153 e5 464 9.dxe5 22 dxe5 73 10.b2 54 e4 32 11.d2 84 e8 84 12.g3 72 f5 586 13.g2 49 e5 947 14.0-0 579 d7 100 15.fd1 1488 ad8 87 16.b3 59 e6 39 17.xe5 348 xe5 6 18.f1 19 e6 423 19.e3 101 h5 428 20.h4 158 g4 212 21.xg4 350 hxg4 103 22.e3 234 d3 705 23.c2 625 ed8 267 24.f1 104 8d6 328 25.a4 604 b6 525 26.ac1 87 f5 24 27.e2 479 c5 214 28.bxc5 136 xc5 25 29.xd3 67 exd3 6 30.b2 187 e4 10 31.d2 266 f5 29 32.f4 25 gxf3 7 33.b5 42 g4 85 34.h2 102 f5 17 35.e5 94 h3+ 68 36.g1 3 g6 8 37.h2 63 f2+ 4 0–1

Challengers standings after eleven rounds

Photos by Alina l’Ami for the official website

Schedule and results – Masters group

Round 1 – Saturday Jan. 10
Radjabov, T. – Van Wely, L.
½-½
Ivanchuk, V. – Jobava, B.
1-0
Vachier-Lagrave – Hou, Y.
1-0
Ding, L. – Caruana, F.
0-1
Saric, I. – Aronian, L.
½-½
Giri, A. – Carlsen, M.
½-½
So, W. – Wojtaszek, R.
½-½
Round 2 – Sunday Jan. 11
Van Wely, L. – Wojtaszek, R.
½-½
Carlsen, M. – So, W.
½-½
Aronian, L. – Giri, A.
½-½
Caruana, F. – Saric, I.
1-0
Hou, Y. – Ding, L.
0-1
Jobava, B. – Vachier-Lagrave
½-½
Radjabov, T. – Ivanchuk, V.
½-½
Round 3 – Monday Jan. 12
Ivanchuk, V. – Van Wely, L.
1-0
Vachier-Lagrave – Radjabov, T.
½-½
Ding, L. – Jobava, B.
1-0
Saric, I. – Hou, Y.
½-½
Giri, A. – Caruana, F.
½-½
So, W. – Aronian, L.
1-0
Wojtaszek, R. – Carlsen, M.
1-0
Round 4 – Tuesday Jan. 13
Van Wely, L. – Carlsen, M.
0-1
Aronian, L. – Wojtaszek, R.
½-½
Caruana, F. – So, W.
½-½
Hou, Y. – Giri, A.
½-½
Jobava, B. – Saric, I.
0-1
Radjabov, T. – Ding, L.
0-1
Ivanchuk, V. – Vachier-Lagrave
1-0
Round 5 – Thursday Jan. 15
Vachier-Lagrave – Van Wely, L.
½-½
Ding, L. – Ivanchuk, V.
½-½
Saric, I. – Radjabov, T.
0-1
Giri, A. – Jobava, B.
1-0
So, W. – Hou, Y.
½-½
Wojtaszek, R. – Caruana, F.
1-0
Carlsen, M. – Aronian, L.
1-0
Round 6 – Friday Jan. 16
Van Wely, L. – Aronian, L.
½-½
Caruana, F. – Carlsen, M.
0-1
Hou, Y. – Wojtaszek, R.
½-½
Jobava, B. – So, W.
0-1
Radjabov, T. – Giri, A.
½-½
Ivanchuk, V. – Saric, I.
½-½
Vachier-Lagrave – Ding, L.
1-0
Round 7 – Saturday Jan. 17
Ding, L. – Van Wely, L.
1-0
Saric, I. – Vachier-Lagrave
0-1
Giri, A. – Ivanchuk, V.
½-½
So, W. – Radjabov, T.
½-½
Wojtaszek, R. – Jobava, B.
0-1
Carlsen, M. – Hou, Y.
1-0
Aronian, L. – Caruana, F.
½-½
Round 8 – Sunday Jan. 18
Van Wely, L. – Caruana, F.
0-1
Hou, Y. – Aronian, L.
½-½
Jobava, B. – Carlsen, M.
0-1
Radjabov, T. – Wojtaszek, R.
1-0
Ivanchuk, V. – So, W.
0-1
Vachier-Lagrave – Giri, A.
1-0
Ding, L. – Saric, I.
1-0
Round 9 – Tuesday Jan. 20
Saric, I. – Van Wely, L.
½-½
Giri, A. – Ding, L.
1-0
So, W. – Vachier-Lagrave
½-½
Wojtaszek, R. – Ivanchuk, V.
½-½
Carlsen, M. – Radjabov, T.
1-0
Aronian, L. – Jobava, B.
1-0
Caruana, F. – Hou, Y.
½-½
Round 10 – Wednesday Jan. 21
Van Wely, L. – Hou, Y.
1-0
Jobava, B. – Caruana, F.
0-1
Radjabov, T. – Aronian, L.
½-½
Ivanchuk, V. – Carlsen, M.
½-½
Vachier-Lagrave – Wojtaszek
½-½
Ding, L. – So, W.
½-½
Saric, I. – Giri, A.
0-1
Round 11 – Friday Jan. 23
Giri, A. – Van Wely, L.
1-0
So, W. – Saric, I.
1-0
Wojtaszek, R. – Ding, L.
0-1
Carlsen, M. – Vachier-Lagrave
½-½
Aronian, L. – Ivanchuk, V.
½-½
Caruana, F. – Radjabov, T.
½-½
Hou, Y. – Jobava, B.
1-0
Round 12 – Saturday Jan. 24
Van Wely, L. – Jobava, B.
Radjabov, T. – Hou, Y.
Ivanchuk, V. – Caruana, F.
Vachier-Lagrave – Aronian, L.
Ding, L. – Carlsen, M.
Saric, I. – Wojtaszek, R.
Giri, A. – So, W.
Round 13 – Sunday Jan. 25
So, W. – Van Wely, L.
Wojtaszek, R. – Giri, A.
Carlsen, M. – Saric, I.
Aronian, L. – Ding, L.
Caruana, F. – Vachier-Lagrave
Hou, Y. – Ivanchuk, V.
Jobava, B. – Radjabov, T.

Schedule and results – Challengers group

Round 1 – Saturday Jan. 10
Shankland, S. – Wei, Y.
½-½
Dale, A. – Haast, A.
½-½
Navara, D. – l’ Ami, E.
½-½
Timman, J. – Klein, D.
½-½
Van Kampen, R. – Sevian, S.
1-0
Michiels, B. – Gunina, V.
½-½
Saleh, S. – Potkin, V.
½-½
Round 2 – Sunday Jan. 11
Wei, Y. – Potkin, V.
1-0
Gunina, V. – Saleh, S.
1-0
Sevian, S. – Michiels, B.
0-1
Klein, D. – Van Kampen, R.
½-½
l’ Ami, E. – Timman, J.
½-½
Haast, A. – Navara, D.
0-1
Shankland, S. – Dale, A.
½-½
Round 3 – Monday Jan. 12
Dale, A. – Wei, Y.
½-½
Navara, D. – Shankland, S.
½-½
Timman, J. – Haast, A.
0-1
Van Kampen, R. – l’ Ami, E.
½-½
Michiels, B. – Klein, D.
0-1
Saleh, S. – Sevian, S.
½-½
Potkin, V. – Gunina, V.
1-0
Round 4 – Tuesday Jan. 13
Wei, Y. – Gunina, V.
1-0
Sevian, S. – Potkin, V.
1-0
Klein, D. – Saleh, S.
0-1
l’ Ami, E. – Michiels, B.
1-0
Haast, A. – Van Kampen, R.
0-1
Shankland, S. – Timman, J.
½-½
Dale, A. – Navara, D.
0-1
Round 5 – Thursday Jan. 15
Navara, D. – Wei, Y.
½-½
Timman, J. – Dale, A.
1-0
Van Kampen – Shankland, S.
0-1
Michiels, B. – Haast, A.
1-0
Saleh, S. – l’ Ami, E.
0-1
Potkin, V. – Klein, D.
1-0
Gunina, V. – Sevian, S.
0-1
Round 6 – Friday Jan. 16
Wei, Y. – Sevian, S.
1-0
Klein, D. – Gunina, V.
1-0
l’ Ami, E. – Potkin, V.
½-½
Haast, A. – Saleh, S.
½-½
Shankland, S. – Michiels, B.
1-0
Dale, A. – Van Kampen, R.
0-1
Navara, D. – Timman, J.
1-0
Round 7 – Saturday Jan. 17
Timman, J. – Wei, Y.
0-1
Van Kampen, R. – Navara, D.
0-1
Michiels, B. – Dale, A.
1-0
Saleh, S. – Shankland, S.
½-½
Potkin, V. – Haast, A.
1-0
Gunina, V. – l’ Ami, E.
1-0
Sevian, S. – Klein, D.
1-0
Round 8 – Sunday Jan. 18
Wei, Y. – Klein, D.
1-0
l’ Ami, E. – Sevian, S.
½-½
Haast, A. – Gunina, V.
1-0
Shankland, S. – Potkin, V.
½-½
Dale, A. – Saleh, S.
0-1
Navara, D. – Michiels, B.
1-0
Timman, J. – Van Kampen, R.
0-1
Round 9 – Tuesday Jan. 20
Van Kampen, R. – Wei, Y.
½-½
Michiels, B. – Timman, J.
½-½
Saleh, S. – Navara, D.
0-1
Potkin, V. – Dale, A.
½-½
Gunina, V. – Shankland, S.
½-½
Sevian, S. – Haast, A.
1-0
Klein, D. – l’ Ami, E.
½-½
Round 10 – Wednesday Jan. 21
Wei, Y. – l’ Ami, E.
1-0
Haast, A. – Klein, D.
½-½
Shankland, S. – Sevian, S.
½-½
Dale, A. – Gunina, V.
½-½
Navara, D. – Potkin, V.
½-½
Timman, J. – Saleh, S.
0-1
Van Kampen, R. – Michiels, B.
1-0
Round 11 – Friday Jan. 23
Michiels, B. – Wei, Y.
0-1
Saleh, S. – Van Kampen, R.
1-0
Potkin, V. – Timman, J.
1-0
Gunina, V. – Navara, D.
½-½
Sevian, S. – Dale, A.
½-½
Klein, D. – Shankland, S.
0-1
l’ Ami, E. – Haast, A.
½-½
Round 12 – Saturday Jan. 24
Wei, Y. – Haast, A.
Shankland, S. – l’ Ami, E.
Dale, A. – Klein, D.
Navara, D. – Sevian, S.
Timman, J. – Gunina, V.
Van Kampen, R. – Potkin, V.
Michiels, B. – Saleh, S.
Round 13 – Sunday Jan. 25
Saleh, S. – Wei, Y.
Potkin, V. – Michiels, B.
Gunina, V. – Van Kampen, R.
Sevian, S. – Timman, J.
Klein, D. – Navara, D.
l’ Ami, E. – Dale, A.
Haast, A. – Shankland, S.

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