Tata Metal Chess 2022 R13: Karjakin, Praggnanandhaa, Van Foreest Rating


GM Sergey Karjakin, GM Praggnanandhaa R., and GM Jorden van Foreest completed their 2022 Tata Metal Chess Event with wins within the remaining spherical on Sunday. GM Magnus Carlsen had already gained the match with a spherical to spare and obtained a forfeit win, being paired in opposition to GM Daniil Dubov, who left the match after spherical 10. GM Arjun Erigaisi completed with a win and scored a splendid 10.5/13 within the Challengers group.

The way to watch?
You will discover the video games of the Tata Metal Chess Event right here: Masters | Challengers. Chess.com offered each day commentary with unique digital camera footage from the taking part in corridor on Chess.com/TV, Twitch, or YouTube.

Though the actual pressure was gone, with each teams already selected Saturday, the ultimate spherical was nonetheless good to comply with, with three decisive video games within the Masters. That was after two video games had completed in a draw in a short time: Rapport-Giri (a theoretical transfer repetition within the Grunfeld that was an identical to Karjakin-Giri earlier within the match) and Mamedyarov-Caruana (an early draw supply in a really quiet Queen’s Gambit).

With Giri as soon as once more becoming a member of the Chess.com broadcast, like in that earlier spherical the place he had drawn so rapidly, the rest of the spherical obtained a lot better. Even the drawish 4 Knights, performed by Karjakin vs. GM Vidit Gujrathi, didn’t result in a fast draw, which was sudden. As he admitted in his interview, Karjakin was once more glad with a draw for his white sport, however when his opponent did not play precisely sufficient, it was time to search for extra.

Karjakin vs. Vidit. Picture: Lennart Ootes/Tata Metal Chess.

“I went to the road the place Black must play a couple of exact strikes to make a draw,” he stated. “He provided me a draw already on transfer 10 or one thing, however I believed: OK, in order for you a draw, simply present me the road! For those who simply supply, it isn’t so good.”

Nonetheless, Vidit “blended it up” with 20…Re5 (an enormous inaccuracy in keeping with Karjakin) and obtained some issues, which began to change into larger and larger. Karjakin thought Black might have gotten near equality however wasn’t positive how. After Vidit missed White’s thought of 27.c4 and 28.Ra5, it was just about over.

Karjakin: “Yesterday I performed one of many worst sport in my life and I do not know the way I managed to recuperate after this.”

The 2021 winner was by no means taking part in for match victory, however Van Foreest can nonetheless look again at a wonderful match. The Dutch GM gained 5 video games, misplaced 4, and drew 4, which implies he’ll win 12 valuable Elo factors and would be the world number-26 on the subsequent FIDE ranking record.

The 22-year-old GM regarded drained roughly for the primary time this occasion after profitable a really lengthy sport vs. GM Sam Shankland, on the finish of a protracted match. A positional plus in a London System led to an additional pawn, however the drawing margin was at all times very excessive.

Jorden van Foreest 2022
No match victory this time, however nonetheless a wonderful match for Jorden van Foreest. Picture: Lennart Ootes/Tata Metal Chess.

“I did not count on I’d win in any respect as a result of his place was very stable, however I simply saved on attempting as a result of I’ve an additional pawn,” stated Van Foreest. “General I am very glad. Ending on a excessive like that is very good.”

The final winner was Praggnanandhaa, with which the debutante completed on a good 5.5/13 and a shared eleventh place with Shankland. Not unhealthy in any respect for a primary time; Carlsen himself tied for final place with 4.5/13 in 2007, 15 years in the past, when he had simply turned 16. The Indian GM is 16 as effectively. (Word that again in 2007, Carlsen silenced the doubters a couple of weeks later by ending shared second in Linares.)

Praggnanandhaa defeated GM Andrey Esipenko in an fascinating conflict of the brand new era. “I believe I performed effectively till transfer 40 after which I believe my method wasn’t that good,” stated Pragg. “I believe I ought to have completed a lot earlier.”

Praggnanandhaa Esipenko Tata 2022
Praggnanandhaa vs. Esipenko. Picture: Jurriaan Hoefsmit/Tata Metal Chess.

Praggnanandhaa was a bit stunned that his opponent sacrificed an trade on transfer 28 however thought it was profitable anyway since Black’s king is so weak.

GM Nils Grandelius and GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda performed a really fascinating sport that noticed an previous line of the Rauzer Sicilian. For 15 strikes, they adopted a sport that was performed over 50 years in the past. Their very own sport might have seen all three outcomes and, ultimately, a draw was maybe one of the best of the three.

“We had extra enjoyable than a number of the others a minimum of, that is for positive,” stated Grandelius. “To be trustworthy, I had simply missed this concept that he can simply play 24…f6 and let me take his bishop on g5. After this I felt I ought to be doing fairly badly, so it was a very simple determination to go for 27.Bxg7.”

He did not must play on the ultimate day, however Carlsen did choose up his winner’s trophy on the closing ceremony and stated: “I actually did not play so effectively the final couple of years that I performed right here and I used to be actually motivated to get this title again. I am thrilled to have been capable of come right here, to begin with, as a result of it isn’t apparent in any respect {that a} match could be held below these circumstances and I do know it was not simple for anyone who organized it. I’m grateful to be right here and really pleased with my keep and my play and the ultimate consequence.”

Remaining Standings Grasps














# Fed Title Rtg Perf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 Pts SB
1 Carlsen 2865 2900 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 9.5/13
2 Mamedyarov 2767 2816 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 8.0/13 49
3 Rapport 2763 2816 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 8.0/13 47.25
4 Giri 2772 2788 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 7.5/13
5 Karjakin 2743 2763 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ ½ 7.0/13 45.25
6 Van Foreest 2702 2766 ½ 0 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 7.0/13 41.75
7 Esipenko 2714 2738 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 6.5/13 42.75
8 Caruana 2792 2733 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 6.5/13 37.75
9 Duda 2760 2709 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 6.0/13 39.25
10 Vidit 2727 2711 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 6.0/13 35.5
11 Shankland 2708 2686 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 5.5/13 36
12 Praggnanandhaa 2612 2692 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 5.5/13 30
13 Grandelius 2672 2632 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 4.5/13
14 Dubov 2720 2565 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 3.5/13

Erigaisi completed his match in type, profitable his final sport and setting his efficiency ranking simply over 2800. That confirmed yet another time that he’s prepared for the Masters in 2023.

Whereas he had proven nice play with the bishop pair in his sport with GM Surya Ganguly, on this final sport Erigaisi knew his means with a knight as effectively, like the best of all Indian gamers.

Arjun Erigiaisi
We’ll see Arjun Erigaisi again subsequent 12 months. Picture: Lennart Ootes/Tata Metal Chess.

Remaining Standings Challengers












# Fed Title Rtg Perf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 Pts SB
1 Erigaisi 2632 2804 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 10.5/13
2 Nguyen 2613 2667 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 8.5/13 51.5
3 Bjerre 2586 2669 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 8.5/13 50
4 Jumabayev 2631 2610 ½ ½ 0 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 7.5/13 45.25
5 L’Ami 2622 2611 ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 7.5/13 44.75
6 Van Foreest 2539 2589 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ ½ 7.0/13 44.75
7 Murzin 2519 2591 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 7.0/13 39.25
8 Warmerdam 2607 2558 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 6.5/13
9 Ganguly 2627 2530 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6.0/13
10 Dardha 2532 2510 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 5.5/13
11 Maurizzi 2502 2456 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ 0 4.5/13 28.75
12 Shuvalova 2516 2455 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 4.5/13 26.75
13 Vogel 2452 2429 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 4.0/13
14 Zhu 2478 2395 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3.5/13

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