2020-01-27

Tata Steel Masters 2020

The 82nd Tata Steel Masters 2020 is a 13 rounds single round robin tournament held in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands between 11 and 26 January 2020.
The tournament is featuring  3  seeds - Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Anish Giri.

Tata Steel is one of the most prestigious chess tournaments with a long tradition since 1938. Initially, it was called Hoogovens Tournament and was held in Beverwijk (the Netherlands). Since 1968 it is held in the small town of Wijk aan Zee. After the Dutch steel and aluminium producer Koninklijke Hoogovens merged with British Steel to form the Corus Group, the tournament was given the name Corus Tournament (2000-2010), and after Corus Group was purchased by Tata Steel, since 2011 the tournament is called Tata Steel. Tata Steel traditionally attracts the top chess players from around the world.

The time control is 100 min for 40 moves, then 50 min for 20 moves, and 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    Jan 11, 2020    12:30 
Round 2    Jan 12, 2020    12:30 
Round 3    Jan 13, 2020    12:30 
Round 4    Jan 14, 2020    12:30 
Rest Day
Round 5    Jan 16, 2020    13:00 
Round 6    Jan 17, 2020    12:30 
Round 7    Jan 18, 2020    12:30 
Round 8    Jan 19, 2020    12:30 
Rest Day
Round 9    Jan 21, 2020    12:30 
Round 10    Jan 22, 2020    12:30 
Round 11    Jan 24, 2020    12:30 
Round 12    Jan 25, 2020    12:30 
Round 13    Jan 26, 2020    11:00

Watch the games of the Tata Steel Masters 2020 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

Read Peter Dogger's articles:
Carlsen, Caruana Top Seeds At 82nd Tata Steel Chess Tournament

View games from previous editions of Tata Steel:
81st Tata Steel 2019:   Masters 2019  and Challengers 2019
80th Tata Steel 2018:  Masters 2018 and Challengers 2018
the article of Peter Dogers on 2018's edition Carlsen Beats Giri In Playoff, Wins Tata Steel Chess
79th Tata Steel 2017:  Masters 2017 and Challengers 2017
the article of Peter Dogers on 2017's edition 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Preview
78th Tata Steel 2016: Masters and Challengers
Tata Steel 2015 and the Blog post about Tata Steel 2015

Read the previous blogpost  on Tata Steel Tournaments

2020-01-25

FIDE Women’s World Championship Match 2020

FIDE Women’s World Championship Match 2020 is a 12-game match held from 5th to 25th January 2020. The first six games will be played in Shanghai, China and the rest games will be plaies in Vladivostok, Russia.
The competitors are the Chinese chess champion Ju Wenjun and the Russian chess star Aleksandra Goryachkina.
Time control: 90 min for 40 moves, then 30 min till game end, plus 30-sec increment from move 1.

Official site

Schedule in UTC
Game 1 Jan 5, 2020 07:30
Game 2 Jan 6, 2020 07:30
Game 3 Jan 8, 2020 07:30
Game 4 Jan 9, 2020 07:30
Game 5 Jan 11, 2020 07:30
Game 6 Jan 12, 2020 07:30
Game 7 Jan 16, 2020 05:30
Game 8 Jan 17, 2020 05:30
Game 9 Jan 19, 2020 05:30
Game 10 Jan 20, 2020 05:30
Game 11 Jan 22, 2020 05:30
Game 12 Jan 23, 2020 05:30

Watch the games of the FIDE Women’s World Championship Match 2020 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

Read the reports on Chess.com
Firouzja Regains Lead At Tata Steel Chess 
Dubov, Giri Score In Tata Steel Chess Round 6
Tata Steel Chess: Firouzja Joins So In Lead
Tata Steel Chess: Carlsen Sets Unbeaten Record; So Leads 
Firouzja Grabs Sole Lead On Tata Steel Chess Day 3 
White Pieces Score On Tata Steel Chess Day 2 
Firouzja, Van Foreest Win; Carlsen-Giri Draw In Tata Steel Chess Opener 
Tata Steel Chess Tournament Opens With Carlsen-Giri
Women's World Chess Championship: Ju Wenjun Strikes 1st
Ju Wenjun-Goryachkina Women's World Chess Championship Starts Sunday
FIDE Women's World Chess Championship Starts With Draws