Sunday, January 13, 2013

Karjakin wins first round of Tata Steel Chess

13 Jan 2013, Kuala Lumpur – In Netherlands, the official website of Tata Steel Chess Tournament reported that the 75th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament took off to a slow start with the vast majority of grandmaster games ending in a draw.

Tata 2013 Round 1 Sergey Karjakin Hou Yifan

With a few exceptions, the first exception being the game involving Sergey Karjakin of Russia who celebrated his 23rd birthday with a clean victory over 19-year-old Hou Yifan, the Chinese former Women's World Champion who makes her debut at the highest level in Wijk aan Zee. With 11.c4! Karjakin put his finger on the sore spot of Hou Yifan's off-beat French.

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