The Tata Steel Masters has is one of the strongest chess tournaments in the world, this year the World Champion Magnus Carlsen is participating, after retaining the world title last November. He didn't start very well, with two draws and a loss, but managed to get 4 wins in a row - the last two against his main opponent Fabiano Caruana, and against the Female World Champion Hou Yifan.
Carlsen is leading the tournament now, head to head with GM Vasili Ivanchuk. I hope the second part of the competition will be as interesting! You can follow the live games in chess24.com, I always watch the live action there, and the comentators are always insightful and provide a nice companion to the game itself.
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I've been watching the games live. I especially enjoyed yesterday's game between Carlsen and Yifan. It was very instructive how he exploited his positional advantage to squeeze out a full point. Carlsen seems to be in good form now; it will be hard to stop him.
codegeek on Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:49 pm