Sunday, January 16, 2011

Nepomniachtchi Wins In 2nd Round, Tata Steel

GM Kateryna Lahno, photo by Fred Lucas
Pix 1. GM Kateryna Lahno. (A picture by Fred Lucas.)
17 January 2011, Kuala Lumpur – At the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee of the 2nd Round, the only game won decisively was won by Nepomniachtchi against Wang Hao.

General info

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is held from Friday, January 14th till Sunday, January 30th, 2011 in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands. Besides many amateur events there are three Grandmaster Groups (A, B and C), all 14-player round-robins. All rounds begin at 13.30 CET, except for the last which begins at 12.00 hours. There are three rest days: on January 19th, 24th, and 27th. The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds increment for each move starting from the first move. More info here.
Here the brief results of all three groups of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament of the 2nd round held on the 16th January 2011.
Here is the game viewer of the only decisive game in Group A between Wan Hao and Nepomniachtchi, Ian in the second round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in The Netherlands.


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