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MAGNUS CARLSEN WINS TATA STEEL CHESS 2019

Reigning World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen (NOR, 2835), wins the Tata Steel Chess 2019, repeating his success of the last year, to make the record by Winning the Wimbledon of chess for the 7th time.

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Tata Steel Masters 2019 got the clash of the leaders in the last round, when Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri (NED, 2783) played for the first place. Carlsen needed a draw in the last round to become the sole Winner of the event, and that is what happened after good defense and slightly better position with black in Sveshnikov variation. Even though Carlsen had opportunity to play for a win, the draw was claimed in the 29th move.

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Magnus Carlsen reached 9 points, without a lost game, and stood on the throne of the event, while the second place went to Anish Giri with score of 8.5 points. Three players tied for the first place, each with score of 7.5 points: Nepomniachtchi Ian (RUS, 2763), Ding Liren (CHN, 2813) and Anand Viswanathan (IND, 2773), but according to additional criteria, Nepomniachtchi ended on the third place.

Final Standings:

1 Carlsen, Magnus 9.0 / 13 2835 2888 55.5 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½
2 Giri, Anish 8.5 / 13 2783 2861 51.5 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1
3 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 7.5 / 13 2763 2809 48.75 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1
4 Ding, Liren 7.5 / 13 2813 2805 47.25 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½
5 Anand, Viswanathan 7.5 / 13 2773 2809 44.25 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1
6 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi 7.0 / 13 2695 2787 42 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1
7 Radjabov, Teimour 6.5 / 13 2757 2753 43.25 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½
8 Shankland, Samuel 6.5 / 13 2725 2755 40 ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1
9 Rapport, Richard 6.5 / 13 2731 2755 38.5 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½
10 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 5.5 / 13 2738 2697 33.25 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1
11 Fedoseev, Vladimir 5.0 / 13 2724 2668 34.25 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 0
12 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 5.0 / 13 2817 2661 31.25 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½
13 Van Foreest, Jorden 4.5 / 13 2612 2654 28 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 1 ½ 0
14 Kramnik, Vladimir 4.5 / 13 2777 2641 26.75 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1

Simultaneously with the Masters event, the Challenger got its winner, and a qualified player for the next Tata Steel Masters- Kovalev Vladislav (BLR, 2687) who scored impressive 10 points out of 13 games, without a single lost. Esipenko Andrey (RUS, 2584), Gledura Benjamin (HUN, 2615) and Chigaev Maksim (RUS, 2604) reached the same score of 8.5 points, each, but according to the tiebreaks, Esipenko was second, Gledura ended third, and Chigaev took the 4th place.

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Final Standings-Challengers:

1 Kovalev, Vladislav 10.0 / 13 2687 2783 59 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1
2 Esipenko, Andrey 8.5 / 13 2584 2690 51.5 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½
3 Gledura, Benjamin 8.5 / 13 2615 2687 51.25 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½
4 Chigaev, Maksim 8.5 / 13 2604 2688 48 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1
5 Korobov, Anton 7.5 / 13 2699 2628 45.25 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1
6 L’Ami, Erwin 7.5 / 13 2643 2632 44.25 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1
7 Bareev, Evgeny 7.0 / 13 2650 2604 41.75 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1
8 Maghsoodloo, Parham 7.0 / 13 2679 2601 37.5 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1
9 Van Foreest, Lucas 6.0 / 13 2502 2557 37 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0
10 Keymer, Vincent 5.5 / 13 2500 2529 28.75 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1
11 Praggnanandhaa R 5.0 / 13 2539 2496 28.25 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1
12 Saduakassova, Dinara 3.5 / 13 2472 2413 20.5 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½
13 Paehtz, Elisabeth 3.5 / 13 2477 2413 20 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½
14 Kuipers, Stefan 3.0 / 13 2470 2378 18 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 ½ ½

Besides the main events, Tata Steel Amateur events took place at the same place, which was a unique opportunity for amateurs and chess lovers to play chess in a same venue as their chess idols and world top players. Around 1800 players were competing on the various tournaments of Tata Steel Amateur tour which gave youngsters the chance to develop and improve their skills in a fun environment.

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Also, Tata Kids of Steel Chess events were organized with idea to inspire children of all ages while coming face-to-face with their peers. This year, there were around 1000 children participating in simultaneous chess games throughout the event.

Official Website of the event

Photographs from the Official Website and Facebook page

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