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Wesley So wins the Tata Steel Masters 2017

Posted by 365Chess.com on January 29, 2017 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2808 9
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2840 8
3 Adhiban, Baskaran IND 2653 7.5
4 Aronian, Levon ARM 2780 7.5
5 Wei, Yi CHN 2706 7.5
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2785 7
7 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2755 7
8 Giri, Anish NED 2773 6.5
9 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2766 6
10 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2736 6
11 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2750 6
12 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2767 5
13 Rapport, Richard HUN 2702 4.5
14 Van Wely, Loek NED 2695 3.5

Carlsen, Magnus (2840) – Karjakin, Sergey (2785) [C53]
79th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (13.1), 2017-01-29
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. Bg5 d6 7. Nbd2 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Nxg5 hxg5 10. Bxg5 Kg7 11. Qf3 Be6 12. b4 Bb6 13. Bd5 a5 14. b5 Nb8 15. Bxb7 Ra7 16. Bd5 Nbd7 17. Nc4 Bxd5 18. exd5 Qe8 19. Ne3 Rg8 20. O-O Nh7 21. Nf5+ Kh8 22. Bh4 Ra8 23. Rae1 f6 24. Re4 Nc5 25. Re3 Nd7 26. d4 Qg6 27. Ne7 Qg4 28. Nxg8 Rxg8 29. Qxg4 Rxg4 30. g3 exd4 31. cxd4 Bxd4 32. Re8+ Rg8 33. Re7 Rg7 34. Re4 Ne5 35. Kg2 Bb6 36. f4 Ng6 37. Kh3 Kg8 38. Rfe1 Kf7 39. Re6 Rg8 40. R1e4 f5 41. Re2 Rh8 42. a4 Kg7 43. Rxg6+ Kxg6 44. Re6+ Kf7 45. Re7+ Kg8 46. Kg2 Nf8 47. Bg5 Rh7 48. Re8 Kf7 49. Rd8 Kg8 50. Re8 Rf7 51. Bh6 Rf6 52. Bg5 Rf7 53. Bh6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2767) – So, Wesley (2808) [A45]
79th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (13.2), 2017-01-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. dxc5 e6 5. e4 h6 6. Bh4 dxe4 7. Qe2 Qa5 8. O-O-O Qxa2 9. Qb5+ Nbd7 10. c6 bxc6 11. Qxc6 Bb7 12. Qxb7 Qa1+ 13. Nb1 Rb8 14. Qxb8+ Nxb8 15. Bb5+ Nfd7 16. Ne2 Be7 17. Bxe7 Kxe7 18. Nd4 Nc5 19. h4 Rd8 20. Rh3 Nd3+ 21. Bxd3 Rxd4 22. Be2 Rxd1+ 23. Bxd1 Qa5 24. Nd2 f5 25. Rg3 Qe5 26. Ra3 Nc6 27. g3 Qd4 28. Re3 Nb4  0 – 1 (view game)

Andreikin, Dmitry (2736) – Aronian, Levon (2780) [D11]
79th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (13.3), 2017-01-29
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 5. h3 Bh5 6. Nc3 e6 7. g4 Bg6 8. Ne5 Nbd7 9. Nxg6 hxg6 10. a3 g5 11. Bd2 g6 12. Qf3 a6 13. Bd3 dxc4 14. Bxc4 b5 15. Bf1 c5 16. Bg2 Ra7 17. O-O Qb8 18. Rfd1 Be7 19. b4 cxb4 20. axb4 Nb6 21. e4 Nfd7 22. e5 Nc4 23. Bc1 O-O 24. Ne4 Qd8 25. h4 gxh4 26. Bh6 Re8 27. Qh3 f5 28. gxf5 exf5 29. Nc5 Bg5 30. Bd5+ Kh7 31. Bxg5 Qxg5+ 32. Qg2 Qxg2+ 33. Kxg2 Ndb6 34. Bc6 Rd8 35. Ne6 Rc8 36. Bxb5 Re7 37. Bxa6 Rxe6 38. Bxc8 Nxc8 39. Rdc1 N8b6 40. Ra7+ Kh6 41. Rc7 Na3 42. R7c5 Kh5 43. Rc6 Rxc6 44. Rxc6 Nd5 45. Rc5 Nf4+ 46. Kh1 g5 47. b5 Nxb5 48. Rxb5 g4 49. d5 h3 50. e6  1 – 0 (view game)

Wei, Yi (2706) – Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2750) [C88]
79th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (13.4), 2017-01-29
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 b4 9. d4 d6 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. Nbd2 Bc5 12. Qe2 Qe7 13. h3 h6 14. a5 Rd8 15. Bc4 Nd4 16. Nxd4 Bxd4 17. Nb3 Be6 18. Nxd4 Bxc4 19. Nf5 Qe6 20. Qe3 Ne8 21. Qc5 Nd6 22. Qxb4 Bb5 23. Ng3 c5 24. Qc3 Rac8 25. f4 Bc6 26. f5 Qe7 27. Kh2 Nb5 28. Qf3 f6 29. Qf2 Nd4 30. Ra3 Be8 31. Nf1 Kf8 32. Rg3 Qb7 33. Rc3 Bb5 34. Ng3 Be8 35. Nh1 c4 36. Qh4 Qf7 37. Qf2 Ba4 38. Rd1 Qd7 39. Rf1 Qb7 40. Ng3 Nb5 41. Re3 Nd4 42. Nh5 Be8 43. Qh4 Bxh5 44. Qxh5 Qf7 45. Qh4 Nxc2 46. Rg3 Ke7 47. Rg6 Rd3 48. Qg4 Kf8 49. Qh5 Ke7 50. Qg4 Kf8 51. Qh5 Ke7 52. Rf3 Nd4 53. Rxd3 cxd3 54. Bd2 Ne2 55. Qf3 Rd8 56. Qf2 Rd4 57. Be3 Rd7 58. Bd2 Rd4 59. Be3 Kf8 60. Qe1 Rxe4 61. Qd2 Rxe3 62. Qxe3 Qd7 63. Qb6 Nf4 64. Rg3 d2 65. Qb8+ Kf7 66. Qb3+ Qd5 67. Qd1 e4 68. Qg4 g5 69. fxg6+ Kg7 70. Rc3 Qd6  0 – 1 (view game)

Van Wely, Loek (2695) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2766) [E04]
79th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (13.5), 2017-01-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Bd7 6. Ne5 Nc6 7. Nxc4 Bb4+ 8. Nc3 Nd5 9. Qd3 O-O 10. O-O Be7 11. Rd1 Bf6 12. e3 Ncb4 13. Qd2 c5 14. Ne4 cxd4 15. Nxf6+ Qxf6 16. e4 Rac8 17. Na3 Ba4 18. exd5 Bxd1 19. Qxb4 Be2 20. d6 Rfd8 21. Bd2 b6 22. Re1 d3 23. Nc4 a5 24. Qb5 Rc5 25. Qa6 b5 26. Nxa5 Rc2 27. Nc6 h6 28. Nxd8 Qxd8 29. Qa8 Rc8 30. Qb7 f5 31. Bc6 Qf8 32. d7 Rd8 33. Qc7 Kh7 34. Bxb5 Qf6 35. Qc3 e5 36. Bxd3  1 – 0 (view game)

Rapport, Richard (2702) – Adhiban, Baskaran (2653) [A45]
79th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (13.6), 2017-01-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 c5 3. Nc3 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Qh4 e6 6. O-O-O Be7 7. e4 a6 8. Nf3 Qc7 9. Bd3 d6 10. Rhe1 Bd7 11. e5 dxe5 12. Ne4 Nd5 13. Bxe7 Ncxe7 14. Ng3 f6 15. Nh5 O-O-O 16. Nxg7 Ng6 17. Qc4 Ngf4 18. Qxc7+ Nxc7 19. g4 Bc6 20. Be4 Ng2 21. Re2 Nf4 22. Ree1 Rxd1+ 23. Kxd1 Ng2 24. Re2 Nf4 25. Re1 Ng2 26. Re2 Rd8+ 27. Nd2 Nf4 28. Bxc6 Nxe2 29. Bxb7+ Kxb7 30. Kxe2 Rg8 31. Nh5 Rg6 32. Kf3 f5 33. gxf5 exf5 34. Ng3 e4+ 35. Kf4 Nd5+ 36. Kxf5 e3 37. fxe3 Nxe3+ 38. Ke5 Nxc2 39. Nde4 Rh6 40. Nf1 Nb4 41. Nf6 Nxa2  0 – 1 (view game)

Giri, Anish (2773) – Eljanov, Pavel (2755) [E19]
79th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (13.7), 2017-01-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Qc2 Nxc3 9. Qxc3 d6 10. b3 Nd7 11. Bb2 Be4 12. Bh3 Bf6 13. Rad1 Qe7 14. Rd2 a5 15. Qe3 Bb7 16. d5 Bxb2 17. dxe6 Bf6 18. exd7 Qxe3 19. fxe3 Rad8 20. Nd4 Bxd4 21. exd4 Bc6 22. c5 Bxd7 23. Bxd7 Rxd7 24. cxb6 cxb6 25. Rc1 d5 26. Rc6 Rb8 27. Rdc2 Kf8 28. Kf2 Ke7 29. Kf3 Rd6 30. Rc7+ Ke6 31. a3 Rbd8 32. Kf4 Kf6 33. R2c6 g5+ 34. Kf3 h5 35. b4 axb4 36. axb4 Rxc6 37. Rxc6+ Kf5 38. Rxb6 Ra8 39. Rd6 Ra3+ 40. Kf2 Ke4 41. Rf6 Rb3 42. h4 Kxd4 43. hxg5 Rxb4 44. Rxf7 Ke5 45. Rh7 Kf5 46. Rxh5 Kg6 47. Rh4 d4 48. Kf3 Rb3+ 49. Kf2 Rb4 50. Re4 Kf5 51. Rf4+ Kxg5 52. Ke1 Rb1+ 53. Kd2 Rg1 54. Rf3 Kg4 55. Rf4+ Kg5 56. Rxd4 Rxg3 57. Rd3 Rg4 58. Rf3 Ra4 59. Rf8 Kg6 60. Ke3 Ra3+ 61. Kf4 Ra6 62. Rf5 Re6 63. e4 Rf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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