80th Tata Steel Masters 2018 80th Tata Steel Challengers 2018

13 - 28 January 2018          Click here for Challengers group


The 80th Tata Steel Masters took place in Wijk aan Zee with away days in Hilversum and Groningen. World Champion Magnus Carlsen scored his first classical tournament win since Bilbao in July 2016. Anish Giri put in perhaps his most impressive performance so far. Giri looked more threatening than he has done in a long time. However Carlsen hasn't lost a tie-break since losing to Aronian in 2007 and in the last year has been dominant in blitz chess. He won very smoothly in the first tie-break game and calmly recovered from a tricky position to draw game two. Giri however finally looks to have put a period of rather indifferent chess behind him and looks ready for a better future.



Results of Tata Steel Masters 2018

  ScoreRatingTPRSB1234567891011121314
1Giri, Anish9.0 / 132752289155 ½11½½½½½½½111
2Carlsen, Magnus9.0 / 132834288553½ ½½½1½½½1½111
3Kramnik, Vladimir8.5 / 132787285749.50½ ½1½011½111½
4Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar8.5 / 1328042856480½½ ½½½11½1½11
5Anand, Viswanathan8.0 / 132767283646½½0½ ½½½½111½1
6So, Wesley8.0 / 132792283445.25½0½½½ ½½11½½11
7Karjakin, Sergey7.5 / 132753280748.5½½1½½½ ½½½1½½½
8Svidler, Peter6.0 / 132768272035.25½½00½½½ ½½½½½1
9Wei, Yi5.5 / 132743269432.75½½00½0½½ 1½½½½
10Jones, Gawain C B5.0 / 132640267229.5½0½½00½½0 ½½1½
11Caruana, Fabiano5.0 / 132811265928½½000½0½½½ ½½1
12Matlakov, Maxim5.0 / 132718266627000½0½½½½½½ ½1
13Adhiban, B.3.5 / 132655258319.750000½0½½½0½½ ½
14Hou, Yifan2.5 / 13268025051500½000½0½½00½ 


Round 1 (January 13, 2018) Live Show  Recap 
Giri, Anish Hou, Yifan 1-0 C42 Petroff's Defence
Carlsen, Magnus Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ C42 Petroff's Defence
Kramnik, Vladimir Wei, Yi 1-0 D77 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Anand, Viswanathan Matlakov, Maxim 1-0 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
So, Wesley Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ B29 Sicilian Defence
Svidler, Peter Adhiban, Baskaran ½-½ B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Jones, Gawain C B Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ C54 Giuoco Piano
Round 2 (January 14, 2018) Live Show  Recap 
Giri, Anish Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 A13 Reti Opening
Karjakin, Sergey Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ A07 Barcza System
Wei, Yi Svidler, Peter ½-½ D80 Gruenfeld 4.Bg5
Caruana, Fabiano Jones, Gawain C B ½-½ E71 King's Indian 5.h3
Matlakov, Maxim So, Wesley ½-½ E04 Catalan
Adhiban, Baskaran Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 C47 Four Knights
Hou, Yifan Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1 C15 French Winawer
Round 3 (January 15, 2018) Live Show  Recap 
Carlsen, Magnus Wei, Yi ½-½ E06 Catalan
Kramnik, Vladimir Hou, Yifan ½-½ A18 English Opening
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Matlakov, Maxim ½-½ D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Anand, Viswanathan Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 C42 Petroff's Defence
So, Wesley Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ D38 QGD Ragozin
Svidler, Peter Giri, Anish ½-½ C48 Four Knights Rubinstein
Jones, Gawain C B Adhiban, Baskaran 1-0 C07 French Tarrasch
Round 4 (January 16, 2018) Live Show  Recap 
Giri, Anish Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ C19 French Winawer
Kramnik, Vladimir Svidler, Peter 1-0 D78 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Karjakin, Sergey Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ C42 Petroff's Defence
Wei, Yi Jones, Gawain C B 1-0 E71 King's Indian 5.h3
Caruana, Fabiano So, Wesley ½-½ E46 Nimzo Indian Rubinstein
Adhiban, Baskaran Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ A09 Reti Opening
Hou, Yifan Matlakov, Maxim 0-1 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Round 5 (January 17, 2018) Live Show  Recap 
Carlsen, Magnus Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ C50 Giuoco Piano
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)
Anand, Viswanathan Wei, Yi ½-½ C42 Petroff's Defence
So, Wesley Adhiban, Baskaran 1-0 A10 Dutch, QI and KID Systems
Svidler, Peter Hou, Yifan 1-0 D38 QGD Ragozin
Jones, Gawain C B Giri, Anish ½-½ B14 Caro Kann Panov
Matlakov, Maxim Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ A07 Barcza System
Round 6 (January 19, 2018) Live Show  Recap 
Giri, Anish Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ E03 Catalan
Kramnik, Vladimir Jones, Gawain C B ½-½ A49 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Svidler, Peter Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ A13 Reti Opening
Wei, Yi So, Wesley 0-1 A06 Zukertort Opening
Caruana, Fabiano Matlakov, Maxim ½-½ C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Adhiban, Baskaran Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1 A33 English Symmetrical
Hou, Yifan Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ B18 Caro Kann
Round 7 (January 20, 2018) Live Show  Recap 
Carlsen, Magnus Hou, Yifan 1-0 D35 QGD Exchange
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Wei, Yi 1-0 E06 Catalan
Anand, Viswanathan Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 C50 Giuoco Piano
So, Wesley Giri, Anish ½-½ D55 Queens Gambit Old Lasker Variation
Karjakin, Sergey Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Jones, Gawain C B Svidler, Peter ½-½ B22 Sicilian Alapin
Matlakov, Maxim Adhiban, Baskaran ½-½ E68 King's Indian Fianchetto
Round 8 (January 21, 2018) Live Show  Recap 
Giri, Anish Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0 A30 English Symmetrical
Carlsen, Magnus Jones, Gawain C B 1-0 B76 Sicilian Modern Dragon
Kramnik, Vladimir So, Wesley ½-½ A14 Reti Opening
Svidler, Peter Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ A35 English Symmetrical
Wei, Yi Matlakov, Maxim ½-½ C47 Four Knights
Adhiban, Baskaran Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ A05 Various
Hou, Yifan Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 C96 Ruy Lopez
Round 9 (January 23, 2018) Live Show  Recap 
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ C53 Giuoco Piano
Anand, Viswanathan Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ C95 Ruy Lopez Breyer
So, Wesley Svidler, Peter ½-½ A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Karjakin, Sergey Wei, Yi ½-½ D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)
Jones, Gawain C B Hou, Yifan ½-½ A14 Reti Opening
Caruana, Fabiano Adhiban, Baskaran ½-½ E71 King's Indian 5.h3
Matlakov, Maxim Giri, Anish 0-1 A07 Barcza System
Round 10 (January 24, 2018) Live Show  Recap 
Giri, Anish Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ E00 Catalan
Carlsen, Magnus So, Wesley 1-0 D02 Queen's Pawn Game
Kramnik, Vladimir Matlakov, Maxim 1-0 C53 Giuoco Piano
Svidler, Peter Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1 D38 QGD Ragozin
Wei, Yi Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ C48 Four Knights Rubinstein
Jones, Gawain C B Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 B22 Sicilian Alapin
Hou, Yifan Adhiban, Baskaran ½-½ A46 Queen's Pawn Opening
Round 11 (January 26, 2018) Live Show  Recap 
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ E34 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Anand, Viswanathan Hou, Yifan 1-0 D35 QGD Exchange
So, Wesley Jones, Gawain C B 1-0 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Karjakin, Sergey Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 A14 Reti Opening
Caruana, Fabiano Giri, Anish ½-½ D02 Queen's Pawn Game
Matlakov, Maxim Svidler, Peter ½-½ A33 English Symmetrical
Adhiban, Baskaran Wei, Yi ½-½ A37 English Symmetrical
Round 12 (January 27, 2018) Live Show  Recap 
Giri, Anish Adhiban, Baskaran 1-0 A10 Dutch, QI and KID Systems
Carlsen, Magnus Matlakov, Maxim 1-0 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Kramnik, Vladimir Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 B13 Caro Kann Exchange
Anand, Viswanathan So, Wesley ½-½ C80 Ruy Lopez Open
Svidler, Peter Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ A07 Barcza System
Jones, Gawain C B Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ C42 Petroff's Defence
Hou, Yifan Wei, Yi ½-½ C42 Petroff's Defence
Round 13 (January 28, 2018) Live Show  Recap 
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ D37 QGD 5.Bf4
So, Wesley Hou, Yifan 1-0 E01 Catalan
Karjakin, Sergey Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Wei, Yi Giri, Anish ½-½ A06 Zukertort Opening
Caruana, Fabiano Svidler, Peter ½-½ C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Matlakov, Maxim Jones, Gawain C B ½-½ E65 King's Indian Fianchetto
Adhiban, Baskaran Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 C26 Vienna Game



80th Tata Steel Masters Tie Break Live Show   Recap 
Carlsen, Magnus Giri, Anish 1-0 A15 English opening
Giri, Anish Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ C53 Giuoco Piano