Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016: Playing Schedule

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is underway in Wijk aan Zee, Holland. During the opening ceremony, on January 15th, the drawing of lots took place. This resulted in the following schedule of play:

Masters Challengers
Round 1 - Saturday the 16th
Hou, Y. - Karjakin, S.
So, W. - Giri, A.
Ding, L. - Adams, M.
Navara, D. - Carlsen, M.
Caruana, F. - Eljanov, P.
Wei, Y. - Tomashevsky, E.
Mamedyarov, S. - Van Wely, L.

Round 2 - Sunday the 17th
Karjakin, S. - Van Wely, L.
Tomashevsky, E. - Mamedyarov, S.
Eljanov, P. - Wei, Y.
Carlsen, M. - Caruana, F.
Adams, M. - Navara, D.
Giri, A. - Ding, L.
Hou, Y. - So, W.

Round 3 - Monday the 18th
So, W. - Karjakin, S.
Ding, L. - Hou, Y.
Navara, D. - Giri, A.
Caruana, F. - Adams, M.
Wei, Y. - Carlsen, M.
Mamedyarov, S. - Eljanov, P.
Van Wely, L. - Tomashevsky, E.

Round 4 - Tuesday the 19th
Karjakin, S. - Tomashevsky, E.
Eljanov, P. - Van Wely, L.
Carlsen, M. - Mamedyarov, S.
Adams, M. - Wei, Y.
Giri, A. - Caruana, F.
Hou, Y. - Navara, D.
So, W. - Ding, L.

Round 5 - Thursday the 21st
Ding, L. - Karjakin, S.
Navara, D. - So, W.
Caruana, F. - Hou, Y.
Wei, Y. - Giri, A.
Mamedyarov, S. - Adams, M.
Van Wely, L. - Carlsen, M.
Tomashevsky, E. - Eljanov, P.

Round 6 - Friday the 22nd
Karjakin, S. - Eljanov, P.
Carlsen, M. - Tomashevsky, E.
Adams, M. - Van Wely, L.
Giri, A. - Mamedyarov, S.
Hou, Y. - Wei, Y.
So, W. - Caruana, F.
Ding, L. - Navara, D.

Round 7 - Saturday the 23rd
Navara, D. - Karjakin, S.
Caruana, F. - Ding, L.
Wei, Y. - So, W.
Mamedyarov, S. - Hou, Y.
Van Wely, L. - Giri, A.
Tomashevsky, E. - Adams, M.
Eljanov, P. - Carlsen, M.

Round 8 - Sunday the 24th
Karjakin, S. - Carlsen, M.
Adams, M. - Eljanov, P.
Giri, A. - Tomashevsky, E.
Hou, Y. - Van Wely, L.
So, W. - Mamedyarov, S.
Ding, L. - Wei, Y.
Navara, D. - Caruana, F.

Round 9 - Tuesday the 26th
Caruana, F. - Karjakin, S.
Wei, Y. - Navara, D.
Mamedyarov, S. - Ding, L.
Van Wely, L. - So, W.
Tomashevsky, E. - Hou, Y.
Eljanov, P. - Giri, A.
Carlsen, M. - Adams, M.

Round 10 - Wednesday the 27th
Karjakin, S. - Adams, M.
Giri, A. - Carlsen, M.
Hou, Y. - Eljanov, P.
So, W. - Tomashevsky, E.
Ding, L. - Van Wely, L.
Navara, D. - Mamedyarov, S.
Caruana, F. - Wei, Y.

Round 11 - Friday the 29th
Wei, Y. - Karjakin, S.
Mamedyarov, S. - Caruana, F.
Van Wely, L. - Navara, D.
Tomashevsky, E. - Ding, L.
Eljanov, P. - So, W.
Carlsen, M. - Hou, Y.
Adams, M. - Giri, A.

Round 12 - Saturday the 30th
Karjakin, S. - Giri, A.
Hou, Y. - Adams, M.
So, W. - Carlsen, M.
Ding, L. - Eljanov, P.
Navara, D. - Tomashevsky, E.
Caruana, F. - Van Wely, L.
Wei, Y. - Mamedyarov, S.

Round 13 - Sunday the 31st
Mamedyarov, S. - Karjakin, S.
Van Wely, L. - Wei, Y.
Tomashevsky, E. - Caruana, F.
Eljanov, P. - Navara, D.
Carlsen, M. - Ding, L.
Adams, M. - So, W.
Giri, A. - Hou, Y.
Round 1 - Saturday the 16th
Haast, A. - van Foreest, J.
Antipov, M. - Ju, W.
Dreev, A. - Bok, B.
l'Ami, E. - Admiraal, M.
Baskaran, A. - Abasov, N.
Safarli, E. - Sevian, S.
Nisipeanu, L. - Batsiashvili, N.

Round 2 - Sunday the 17th
van Foreest, J. - Batsiashvili, N.
Sevian, S. - Nisipeanu, L.
Abasov, N. - Safarli, E.
Admiraal, M. - Baskaran, A.
Bok, B. - l'Ami, E.
Ju, W. - Dreev, A.
Haast, A. - Antipov, M.

Round 3 - Monday the 18th
Antipov, M. - van Foreest, J.
Dreev, A. - Haast, A.
l'Ami, E. - Ju, W.
Baskaran, A. - Bok, B.
Safarli, E. - Admiraal, M.
Nisipeanu, L. - Abasov, N.
Batsiashvili, N. - Sevian, S.

Round 4 - Tuesday the 19th
van Foreest, J. - Sevian, S.
Abasov, N. - Batsiashvili, N.
Admiraal, M. - Nisipeanu, L.
Bok, B. - Safarli, E.
Ju, W. - Baskaran, A.
Haast, A. - l'Ami, E.
Antipov, M. - Dreev, A.

Round 5 - Wednesday the 20th
Dreev, A. - van Foreest, J.
l'Ami, E. - Antipov, M.
Baskaran, A. - Haast, A.
Safarli, E. - Ju, W.
Nisipeanu, L. - Bok, B.
Batsiashvili, N. - Admiraal, M.
Sevian, S. - Abasov, N.

Round 6 - Friday the 22nd
van Foreest, J. - Abasov, N.
Admiraal, M. - Sevian, S.
Bok, B. - Batsiashvili, N.
Ju, W. - Nisipeanu, L.
Haast, A. - Safarli, E.
Antipov, M. - Baskaran, A.
Dreev, A. - l'Ami, E.

Round 7 - Saturday the 23rd
l'Ami, E. - van Foreest, J.
Baskaran, A. - Dreev, A.
Safarli, E. - Antipov, M.
Nisipeanu, L. - Haast, A.
Batsiashvili, N. - Ju, W.
Sevian, S. - Bok, B.
Abasov, N. - Admiraal, M.

Round 8 - Sunday the 24th
van Foreest, J. - Admiraal, M.
Bok, B. - Abasov, N.
Ju, W. - Sevian, S.
Haast, A. - Batsiashvili, N.
Antipov, M. - Nisipeanu, L.
Dreev, A. - Safarli, E.
l'Ami, E. - Baskaran, A.

Round 9 - Tuesday the 26th
Baskaran, A. - van Foreest, J.
Safarli, E. - l'Ami, E.
Nisipeanu, L. - Dreev, A.
Batsiashvili, N. - Antipov, M.
Sevian, S. - Haast, A.
Abasov, N. - Ju, W.
Admiraal, M. - Bok, B.

Round 10 - Wednesday the 27th
van Foreest, J. - Bok, B.
Ju, W. - Admiraal, M.
Haast, A. - Abasov, N.
Antipov, M. - Sevian, S.
Dreev, A. - Batsiashvili, N.
l'Ami, E. - Nisipeanu, L.
Baskaran, A. - Safarli, E.

Round 11 - Friday the 29th
Safarli, E. - van Foreest, J.
Nisipeanu, L. - Baskaran, A.
Batsiashvili, N. - l'Ami, E.
Sevian, S. - Dreev, A.
Abasov, N. - Antipov, M.
Admiraal, M. - Haast, A.
Bok, B. - Ju, W.

Round 12 - Saturday the 30th
van Foreest, J. - Ju, W.
Haast, A. - Bok, B.
Antipov, M. - Admiraal, M.
Dreev, A. - Abasov, N.
l'Ami, E. - Sevian, S.
Baskaran, A. - Batsiashvili, N.
Safarli, E. - Nisipeanu, L.

Round 13 - Sunday the 31st
Nisipeanu, L. - van Foreest, J.
Batsiashvili, N. - Safarli, E.
Sevian, S. - Baskaran, A.
Abasov, N. - l'Ami, E.
Admiraal, M. - Dreev, A.
Bok, B. - Antipov, M.
Ju, W. - Haast, A.

— Play begins at 13:30 local time (check your time, here) for most rounds. Exceptions are, the final round, which starts at 12:00 noon and for games in Amsterdam and Utrecht, (on the 21st and 27th), which start at 14:00.

Time Control: 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves. Then 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from the first move.

More information can be found at the official tournament website: www.tatasteelchess.com

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