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Live games and updates from Tata Steel Chess India 2019

by ChessBase India - 25/11/2019

The Tata Steel Chess India is taking place from the 22nd to the 26th of November 2019 in Kolkata, India. It is the strongest tournament ever to be held on Indian soil. The participants of the event are Magnus Carlsen, Vishy Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Levon Aronian, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Anish Giri, Ding Liren, Vidit Gujrathi, and Harikrishna Pentala. The super-tournament is additionally the penultimate stop of the Grand Chess Tour and therefore is of even more significance as the players will fight out to make into the top four in terms of their cumulative tour scores and qualify for the finals scheduled to take place in London in the month of December this year. In this page you can follow the games from the event live, check out the completed games, keep abreast of all the latest happenings, and much more. 

Reports after each round

Day 1: Magnus Carlsen dominates day one of Tata Steel Chess India 2019 Rapid

Day 2: Football, Cricket and Chess - Magnus impresses one and all at the day 2 of Tata Steel India Rapid 2019

Day 3: Carlsen performs at an astronomical 3027 at the Tata Steel India Rapid

Day 4: Scandinavian, cheap tricks, brilliant tactics at Tata Steel Chess India blitz

Live commentary

Live Commentary by Peter Svidler, Yasser Seirawan, Jen Shahade, Maurice Ashley and Tania Sachdev

Live updates

First it was nine rounds of rapid and next nine rounds of blitz. It is tough for any player to continue playing chess for five days non-stop. Magnus Carlsen made a quick draw against Vidit Gujrathi in just five moves in the very first blitz round of the day today. Clearly, exhaustion is taking over the players and perhaps Magnus is a bit unwell today as usually a fighter like him doesn't take quick draws like this. In fact, this is the shortest draw by the World Champion ever. Check out what happened below!

All results after first nine blitz rounds

Round 1 on 2019/11/25 at 02.00 P.M.
11ARM2818GMAronian LevonGMHarikrishna PentalaIND261710
22IND2791GMAnand ViswanathanGMNepomniachtchi IanRUS28309
33USA2763GMSo WesleyGMDing LirenCHN28408
44IND2744GMVidit Santosh GujrathiGMCarlsen MagnusNOR28287
55NED2740GMGiri AnishGMNakamura HikaruUSA28716
Round 2 on 2019/11/25 at 02.30 P.M.
110IND2617GMHarikrishna PentalaGMNakamura HikaruUSA28716
27NOR2828GMCarlsen MagnusGMGiri AnishNED27405
38CHN2840GMDing LirenGMVidit Santosh GujrathiIND27444
49RUS2830GMNepomniachtchi IanGMSo WesleyUSA27633
51ARM2818GMAronian LevonGMAnand ViswanathanIND27912
Round 3 on 2019/11/25 at 03.00 P.M.
12IND2791GMAnand ViswanathanGMHarikrishna PentalaIND261710
23USA2763GMSo WesleyGMAronian LevonARM28181
34IND2744GMVidit Santosh GujrathiGMNepomniachtchi IanRUS28309
45NED2740GMGiri AnishGMDing LirenCHN28408
56USA2871GMNakamura HikaruGMCarlsen MagnusNOR28287
Round 4 on 2019/11/25 at 03.30 P.M.
110IND2617GMHarikrishna PentalaGMCarlsen MagnusNOR28287
28CHN2840GMDing LirenGMNakamura HikaruUSA28716
39RUS2830GMNepomniachtchi IanGMGiri AnishNED27405
41ARM2818GMAronian LevonGMVidit Santosh GujrathiIND27444
52IND2791GMAnand ViswanathanGMSo WesleyUSA27633
Round 5 on 2019/11/25 at 04.00 P.M.
13USA2763GMSo WesleyGMHarikrishna PentalaIND261710
24IND2744GMVidit Santosh GujrathiGMAnand ViswanathanIND27912
35NED2740GMGiri AnishGMAronian LevonARM28181
46USA2871GMNakamura HikaruGMNepomniachtchi IanRUS28309
57NOR2828GMCarlsen MagnusGMDing LirenCHN28408
Round 6 on 2019/11/25 at 04.30 P.M.
110IND2617GMHarikrishna PentalaGMDing LirenCHN28408
29RUS2830GMNepomniachtchi IanGMCarlsen MagnusNOR28287
31ARM2818GMAronian LevonGMNakamura HikaruUSA28716
42IND2791GMAnand ViswanathanGMGiri AnishNED27405
53USA2763GMSo WesleyGMVidit Santosh GujrathiIND27444
Round 7 on 2019/11/25 at 05.00 P.M.
14IND2744GMVidit Santosh GujrathiGMHarikrishna PentalaIND261710
25NED2740GMGiri AnishGMSo WesleyUSA27633
36USA2871GMNakamura HikaruGMAnand ViswanathanIND27912
47NOR2828GMCarlsen MagnusGMAronian LevonARM28181
58CHN2840GMDing LirenGMNepomniachtchi IanRUS28309
Round 8 on 2019/11/25 at 05.30 P.M.
110IND2617GMHarikrishna PentalaGMNepomniachtchi IanRUS28309
21ARM2818GMAronian LevonGMDing LirenCHN28408
32IND2791GMAnand ViswanathanGMCarlsen MagnusNOR28287
43USA2763GMSo WesleyGMNakamura HikaruUSA28716
54IND2744GMVidit Santosh GujrathiGMGiri AnishNED27405
Round 9 on 2019/11/25 at 06.00 P.M.
15NED2740GMGiri AnishGMHarikrishna PentalaIND261710
26USA2871GMNakamura HikaruGMVidit Santosh GujrathiIND27444
37NOR2828GMCarlsen MagnusGMSo WesleyUSA27633
48CHN2840GMDing LirenGMAnand ViswanathanIND27912
59RUS2830GMNepomniachtchi IanGMAronian LevonARM28181

Blitz pairings for today

Round 10 on 2019/11/26 at 01.00 P.M.
110IND2617GMHarikrishna Pentala½ - ½GMAronian LevonARM28181
29RUS2830GMNepomniachtchi Ian1 - 0GMAnand ViswanathanIND27912
38CHN2840GMDing Liren½ - ½GMSo WesleyUSA27633
47NOR2828GMCarlsen Magnus½ - ½GMVidit Santosh GujrathiIND27444
56USA2871GMNakamura Hikaru½ - ½GMGiri AnishNED27405
Round 11 on 2019/11/26 at 01.30 P.M.
16USA2871GMNakamura Hikaru1 - 0GMHarikrishna PentalaIND261710
25NED2740GMGiri Anish½ - ½GMCarlsen MagnusNOR28287
34IND2744GMVidit Santosh Gujrathi½ - ½GMDing LirenCHN28408
43USA2763GMSo Wesley½ - ½GMNepomniachtchi IanRUS28309
52IND2791GMAnand Viswanathan½ - ½GMAronian LevonARM28181
Round 12 on 2019/11/26 at 02.00 P.M.
110IND2617GMHarikrishna PentalaGMAnand ViswanathanIND27912
21ARM2818GMAronian LevonGMSo WesleyUSA27633
39RUS2830GMNepomniachtchi IanGMVidit Santosh GujrathiIND27444
48CHN2840GMDing LirenGMGiri AnishNED27405
57NOR2828GMCarlsen MagnusGMNakamura HikaruUSA28716
Round 13 on 2019/11/26 at 02.30 P.M.
17NOR2828GMCarlsen MagnusGMHarikrishna PentalaIND261710
26USA2871GMNakamura HikaruGMDing LirenCHN28408
35NED2740GMGiri AnishGMNepomniachtchi IanRUS28309
44IND2744GMVidit Santosh GujrathiGMAronian LevonARM28181
53USA2763GMSo WesleyGMAnand ViswanathanIND27912
Round 14 on 2019/11/26 at 03.00 P.M.
110IND2617GMHarikrishna PentalaGMSo WesleyUSA27633
22IND2791GMAnand ViswanathanGMVidit Santosh GujrathiIND27444
31ARM2818GMAronian LevonGMGiri AnishNED27405
49RUS2830GMNepomniachtchi IanGMNakamura HikaruUSA28716
58CHN2840GMDing LirenGMCarlsen MagnusNOR28287
Round 15 on 2019/11/26 at 03.30 P.M.
18CHN2840GMDing LirenGMHarikrishna PentalaIND261710
27NOR2828GMCarlsen MagnusGMNepomniachtchi IanRUS28309
36USA2871GMNakamura HikaruGMAronian LevonARM28181
45NED2740GMGiri AnishGMAnand ViswanathanIND27912
54IND2744GMVidit Santosh GujrathiGMSo WesleyUSA27633
Round 16 on 2019/11/26 at 04.00 P.M.
110IND2617GMHarikrishna PentalaGMVidit Santosh GujrathiIND27444
23USA2763GMSo WesleyGMGiri AnishNED27405
32IND2791GMAnand ViswanathanGMNakamura HikaruUSA28716
41ARM2818GMAronian LevonGMCarlsen MagnusNOR28287
59RUS2830GMNepomniachtchi IanGMDing LirenCHN28408
Round 17 on 2019/11/26 at 04.30 P.M.
19RUS2830GMNepomniachtchi IanGMHarikrishna PentalaIND261710
28CHN2840GMDing LirenGMAronian LevonARM28181
37NOR2828GMCarlsen MagnusGMAnand ViswanathanIND27912
46USA2871GMNakamura HikaruGMSo WesleyUSA27633
55NED2740GMGiri AnishGMVidit Santosh GujrathiIND27444
Round 18 on 2019/11/26 at 05.00 P.M.
110IND2617GMHarikrishna PentalaGMGiri AnishNED27405
24IND2744GMVidit Santosh GujrathiGMNakamura HikaruUSA28716
33USA2763GMSo WesleyGMCarlsen MagnusNOR28287
42IND2791GMAnand ViswanathanGMDing LirenCHN28408
51ARM2818GMAronian LevonGMNepomniachtchi IanRUS28309

Magnus Carlsen wins Tata Steel Chess India 2019

After his stellar performances in the rapid section of the event and then in the first day of blitz, the World Champion Magnus Carlsen was already ahead of the rest of the field by five points. Today all he needed was avoid a disaster to clinch the tournament to his name and this he certainly succeeded in without much difficulty. After making quick draws in the first few rounds, the Norwegian beat Harikrishna Pentala and drew Ian Nepomniachtchi in rounds 13 and 15 respectively and that was sufficient for him to win the event with three blitz rounds to spare.

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