The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is one of the most prestigious events in the international chess calendar. The 86th edition is held from 12 – 28 January 2024. 13 – 29 january 2023

Tata Steel chess tournament Round 6:

Alireza Firouzja is trailing Anish Giri by half a point again after Friday’s Round 6 of the Tata Steel Masters. While the tournament leader missed several chances to beat Parham Maghsoodloo, Firouzja did score the full point against Wei Yi. Erwin l’Ami had a tough day at the office against Anton Korobov, but after 109 moves, the Dutch grandmaster saved the half point by the skin of his teeth and kept his lead in the Challengers, while IM Eline Roebers won another game.


The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is one of the most prestigious events in the international chess calendar. The 86th edition is held from 12 – 28 January 2024. 13 – 29 january 2023

May 26, 2021

FTX Crypto Cup day 3

Fabiano Caruana cruised to 1st place in his debut Meltwater Champions Chess Tour preliminary stage, scoring 10/15 to finish a full point ahead of the field. He plays Ian Nepomniachtchi in the quarterfinals, after the new World Championship Challenger scraped an unlikely win against Alexander Grischuk in the final round. That almost knocked out Magnus Carlsen, with the World Champion calling it a “massive relief” that he ultimately beat Teimour Radjabov on demand. Levon Aronian and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov were the players to suffer last-round heartbreak.

See also:

  • Meltwater Champions Chess Tour website
  • FTX Crypto Cup games with computer analysis and commentary: Prelims, Knockout
  • Carlsen-Nepo as full Top 10 play $320,000 FTX Crypto Cup
  • FTX Crypto Cup Day 1: Giri leads as Carlsen struggles
  • FTX Crypto Cup Day 2: Carlsen plays 1.b4 as race blown wide open
Dec 10, 2020

Nakamura gets revenge on So in the semi-finals of the Skilling Open

Hikaru Nakamura made up for losing to Wesley So in the semi-finals of the Skilling Open by defeating his US rival 13.5:12.5 to reach a Speed Chess final against either Magnus Carlsen or Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Nakamura, who was celebrating his 33rd birthday, said “in many ways he was the better player in the match”, but when they reached the bullet section level on points it was hard to bet against Hikaru. The bullet master did indeed pull away into a 3-point lead, but the games were fierce battles and Wesley got to play the move of the match.

The final will then take place at 18:00 CET on Saturday.

See also:

  • Magnus Carlsen vs. Parham Maghsoodloo | All the games
  • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs. Nihal Sarin | All the games
  • Alireza Firouzja vs. Vladimir Fedoseev | All the games
  • Wesley So vs. Nodirbek Abdusattorov | All the games
  • Ian Nepomniachtchi vs. Levon Aronian | All the games
  • Nakamura vs. Martirosyan | All the games
  • Caruana vs. Duda | All the games
  • Giri vs. Artemiev | All the games
  • So vs. Duda | All the games
  • Aronian vs. MVL | All the games
  • Carlsen vs. Artemiev | All the games
  • Nakamura vs. Fedoseev | All the games
  • Nakamura vs. So | All the games
  • Carlsen vs. MVL | All the games
  • Magnus Carlsen starts Speed Chess campaign today
  • Carlsen demolishes Maghsoodloo 24:5
  • Fedoseev shocks Firouzja in Speed Chess
  • Wesley So brushes aside Abdusattorov 18:10
  • Aronian beats Nepo to set up MVL quarterfinal
  • Duda blows Caruana away in bullet chess
  • Artemiev defeats Giri to set up Carlsen showdown
  • MVL beats Aronian to reach Carlsen or Artemiev Speed Chess semi-final
  • Carlsen and Nakamura remain on Speed Chess collision course
Feb 04, 2021

Dutch winner of the Tata Steel Masters

21-year-old Jorden van Foreest is the first Dutch winner of Wijk aan Zee since Jan Timman 36 years ago in 1985. It could have been another Dutchman, Anish Giri, but Jorden won their playoff in Armageddon mayhem on the same day the 11th seed crossed 2700 for the first time. 18-year-old Russian Andrey Esipenko also crossed 2700 as he finished 3rd, on the same score as Fabiano Caruana and 17-year-old Alireza Firouzja, who was furious when the arbiters tried to move his game to another board before the playoff. Magnus Carlsen beat MVL, but still finished in his lowest place since he first played Wijk aged 16.

The final standings look as follows.You can hover over a player’s name to see all his results, or click on a result in the crosstable to open that game.

See also:

  • Official website
  • All the Tata Steel Masters games with computer analysis
  • Carlsen opens up about retirement before 17th Wijk aan Zee appearance 
  • Wojtaszek on Wijk aan Zee
  • Carlsen-Firouzja as Tata Steel starts with a bang
  • Duda on Wijk aan Zee
  • Tata Steel Masters 1: Carlsen gambles to beat Firouzja
  • Tata Steel Masters 2: Grandelius leads as Caruana grabs first win
  • Tata Steel Masters 3: Caruana’s unfinished masterpiece | Hari & Firouzja win
  • Tata Steel Masters 4: All draws, despite some great battles
  • Tata Steel Masters 5: Grandelius beats MVL to regain sole lead
  • Tata Steel Masters 6: Magnus miss as Firouzja and Van Foreest strike
  • Tata Steel Masters 7: Fabi, Alireza, Anish & Jorden lead
  • Tata Steel Masters 8: Esipenko crushes Carlsen | Firouzja top
  • Tata Steel Masters 9: Carlsen, Caruana & Giri all win
  • Tata Steel Masters 10: Giri leads before Carlsen showdown
  • Tata Steel Masters 11: Carlsen can’t stop Giri
  • Tata Steel Masters 12: Firouzja’s miracle save delays Giri