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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Tata Steel Chess R1: Watch Live Harikrishna begins vs Levon Aronian

76th Tata Steel Chess 2014: Talented Indian (No. 2) chess Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna (World No. 42/Live 31) takes on World No. 2 Levon Aronian in the first round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2014 on Saturday. 

The 76th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament takes place January 11-26, 2014 in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands. Armenian Grandmaster Levon Aronian won the Tata Steel Chess in 2012. Harikrishna himself, as a debutant in A group of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in January 2013 Harikrishna finished in the first half (7th place) and reached an elo rating of over 2700.

Watch the games live at the official website.

Participants of Tata Steel MastersNameCountryRating World Ranking
GM Aronian, Levon ARM 2812 2
GM Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2789 3
GM Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2782 6
GM Gelfand, Boris ISR 2777 8
GM Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2759 10
GM Dominguez, Leinier CUB 2754 14
GM Giri, Anish NED 2734 19
GM So, Wesley PHL 2719 28
GM Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2718 29
GM Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2706 42
GM Rapport, Richard HUN 2691 56
GM Van Wely, Loek NED 2672 77
Average rating : 2743
Category : 20
FIDE-ratings of January 2014


Participants of Tata Steel Challengers
NameCountryRating
GM Wojtaszek, Radek POL 2711

GM Jobava, Baadur GEO 2710 
GM Yu, Yangyi CHN 2677 
GM Saric, Ivan CRO 2637 
GM Timman, Jan NED 2607 
GM Brunello, Sabino ITA 2602 
GM Reinderman, Dimitri NED 2593 
GM Zhao, Xue CHN 2567 
GM Muzychuk, Anna SLO 2566 
IM Bok, Benjamin NED 2560 
GM Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2553 
IM Troff, Kayden USA 2457 
IM Goudriaan, Etienne NED 2431 
IM Van Delft, Merijn NED 2430 
Average rating : 2579
Category : 14
FIDE-ratings of January 2014

On Friday, the opening ceremony took place with an interesting theatrical presentation based on 'The Night Watch'. 
Photo: Opening ceremony theatrical presentation/official website
(More photos and report at www.chessvibes.com)

 -- Team Black and White

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