Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2017: ‘Challengers’ Draw

Tournament opens and all eyes turn to Wijk aan Zee !

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The draw for the ‘Challengers’ group of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2017, took place on Thursday 12th January.

It resulted in the following playing schedule.

Round 1 – Saturday the 14th
Jones – Grandelius; Guramishvili – Lu; Smirin – Dobrov; Tari – Hansen; Bok – Tingjie; Ragger – Xiong; van Foreest – l’Ami.

Round 2 – Sunday the 15th
Grandelius – l’Ami; Xiong – van Foreest; Tingjie – Ragger; Hansen – Bok; Dobrov – Tari; Lu – Smirin; Jones – Guramishvili.

Round 3 – Monday the 16th
Guramishvili – Grandelius; Smirin – Jones; Tari – Lu; Bok – Dobrov; Ragger – Hansen; van Foreest – Tingjie; l’Ami – Xiong.

Round 4 – Tuesday the 17th
Grandelius – Xiong; Tingjie – l’Ami; Hansen – van Foreest; Dobrov – Ragger; Lu – Bok; Jones – Tari; Guramishvili – Smirin.

Round 5 – Thursday the 19th
Smirin – Grandelius; Tari – Guramishvili; Bok – Jones; Ragger – Lu; van Foreest – Dobrov; l’Ami – Hansen; Xiong – Tingjie.

Round 6 – Friday the 20th
Grandelius – Tingjie; Hansen – Xiong; Dobrov – l’Ami; Lu – van Foreest; Jones – Ragger; Guramishvili – Bok; Smirin – Tari.

Round 7 – Saturday the 21st
Tari – Grandelius; Bok – Smirin; Ragger – Guramishvili; van Foreest – Jones; l’Ami – Lu; Xiong – Dobrov; Tingjie – Hansen.

Round 8 – Sunday the 22nd
Grandelius – Hansen; Dobrov – Tingjie; Lu – Xiong; Jones – l’Ami; Guramishvili – van Foreest; Smirin – Ragger; Tari – Bok.

Round 9 – Tuesday the 24th
Bok – Grandelius; Ragger – Tari; van Foreest – Smirin; l’Ami – Guramishvili; Xiong – Jones; Tingjie – Lu; Hansen – Dobrov.

Round 10 – Wednesday the 25th
Grandelius – Dobrov; Lu – Hansen; Jones – Tingjie; Guramishvili – Xiong; Smirin – l’Ami; Tari – van Foreest; Bok – Ragger.

Round 11 – Friday the 27th
Ragger – Grandelius; van Foreest – Bok; l’Ami – Tari; Xiong – Smirin; Tingjie – Guramishvili; Hansen – Jones; Dobrov – Lu.

Round 12 – Saturday the 28th
Grandelius – Lu; Jones – Dobrov; Guramishvili – Hansen; Smirin – Tingjie; Tari – Xiong; Bok – l’Ami; Ragger – van Foreest.

Round 13 – Sunday the 29th
van Foreest – Grandelius; l’Ami – Ragger; Xiong – Bok; Tingjie – Tari; Hansen – Smirin; Dobrov – Guramishvili; Lu – Jones.

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