Tata Chess: Recap
It has been a long and exciting tournament. Though there were less players in the masters group there were tons of very interesting games. Let us see how did they do, from the top :
- Levon Aronian: despite blunderring mate in a couple of moves in the last game, the Armenina GM has had one of the tourneys of his life, an amazing performance of 2906, scoring 8/11. These are some of his games:
- Anish Giri: a really good tournament, performing 2800+. Seems he wasnt doing that much because he drew lots of games but he is the only undefeated player of the group.
- Wesley So: not a bad tournament at all, the young genius from Philipinnes is showing maturity fighting against top GMs, he will certainly be there for a long time.
- Hikaru Nakamura: an erratic tournament, certainly not the one he would have expected. Lost some games in a horrible way but finally could also win a couple of them. Looking forward to next tourneys I guess.
- Richard Rapport: young, talented and a little crazy. Definitely one of the most creative players in the group, using uncommon and brave openings in each and every one of his games. Though it didnt pay off that much I´m sure he had lots of fun, as well of chess fans around the world did.
- Arkadij Naiditsch: a nightmare for the German GM, he was losing game after game and although he recovered a little with a couple of victories in the last rounds his performance was horrible, losing 16 ELO points and playing probably the worst game of the tournament against Harikrishna.
So that´s all for now folks, but dont go too far as Zurich Chess Challenge starts just in a couple of days, much more elite chess coming! Have a nice day everybody.