Tata Steel Masters Playing Schedule

Round 1 - Saturday the 12th
Ding, Liren - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof ½-½
Van Foreest, Jorden - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1
Fedoseev, Vladimir - Rapport, Richard ½-½
Shankland, Samuel - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½
Radjabov, Teimour - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½
Giri, Anish - Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0-1

Round 2 - Sunday the 13th
Carlsen, Magnus - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½
Kramnik, Vladimir - Giri, Anish 0-1
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½
Rapport, Richard - Shankland, Samuel ½-½
Anand, Viswanathan - Fedoseev, Vladimir ½-½
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof - Van Foreest, Jorden 0-1
Ding, Liren - Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi ½-½

Round 3 - Monday the 14th
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½
Van Foreest, Jorden - Ding, Liren 0-1
Fedoseev, Vladimir - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 0-1
Shankland, Samuel - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½
Radjabov, Teimour - Rapport, Richard ½-½
Giri, Anish - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0

Round 4 - Tuesday the 15th
Carlsen, Magnus - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½
Rapport, Richard - Giri, Anish 0-1
Anand, Viswanathan - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof - Shankland, Samuel ½-½
Ding, Liren - Fedoseev, Vladimir ½-½
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi - Van Foreest, Jorden 1-0

Round 5 - Wednesday the 16th (Alkmaar)
Van Foreest, Jorden - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1
Fedoseev, Vladimir - Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi ½-½
Shankland, Samuel - Ding, Liren 0-1
Radjabov, Teimour - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof ½-½
Giri, Anish - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Rapport, Richard ½-½
Kramnik, Vladimir - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½

Round 6 - Friday the 18th
Carlsen, Magnus - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0
Rapport, Richard - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½
Anand, Viswanathan - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof - Giri, Anish 0-1
Ding, Liren - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi - Shankland, Samuel ½-½
Van Foreest, Jorden - Fedoseev, Vladimir 1-0

Round 7 - Saturday the 19th
Fedoseev, Vladimir - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½
Shankland, Samuel - Van Foreest, Jorden 1-0
Radjabov, Teimour - Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi 1-0
Giri, Anish - Ding, Liren ½-½
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof ½-½
Kramnik, Vladimir - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Rapport, Richard ½-½

Round 8 - Sunday the 20th
Carlsen, Magnus - Rapport, Richard 1-0
Anand, Viswanathan - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0
Ding, Liren - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi - Giri, Anish ½-½
Van Foreest, Jorden - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½
Fedoseev, Vladimir - Shankland, Samuel 1-0

Round 9 - Tuesday the 22nd
Shankland, Samuel - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½
Radjabov, Teimour - Fedoseev, Vladimir 0-1
Giri, Anish - Van Foreest, Jorden ½-½
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi 1-0
Kramnik, Vladimir - Ding, Liren ½-½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof ½-½
Rapport, Richard - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½

Round 10 - Wednesday the 23rd (Leiden)
Carlsen, Magnus - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof - Rapport, Richard 0-1
Ding, Liren - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0
Van Foreest, Jorden - Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1-0
Fedoseev, Vladimir - Giri, Anish 0-1
Shankland, Samuel - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½

Round 11 - Friday the 25th
Radjabov, Teimour - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½
Giri, Anish - Shankland, Samuel 1-0
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Fedoseev, Vladimir 1-0
Kramnik, Vladimir - Van Foreest, Jorden 1-0
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi 0-1
Rapport, Richard - Ding, Liren ½-½
Anand, Viswanathan - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof ½-½

Round 12 - Saturday the 26th
Carlsen, Magnus - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 1-0
Ding, Liren - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi - Rapport, Richard ½-½
Van Foreest, Jorden - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½
Fedoseev, Vladimir - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1
Shankland, Samuel - Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1-0
Radjabov, Teimour - Giri, Anish ½-½

Round 13 - Sunday the 27th
Giri, Anish - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½
Kramnik, Vladimir - Shankland, Samuel 0-1
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Fedoseev, Vladimir ½-½
Rapport, Richard - Van Foreest, Jorden 1-0
Anand, Viswanathan - Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi ½-½
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof - Ding, Liren ½-½

All rounds in Wijk aan Zee start at 13.30 hrs except for the last round which starts at 12.00 hrs. The Chess on Tour round (round 5 in Alkmaar and round 10 in Leiden) start at 14.00 hrs.

Rate of play Masters and Challengers

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.

Tiebreak Rules - Tata Steel Masters

In case two players share first place in the Masters (if more players share first prize, the first two players will be selected according to the criteria as stated below), they will play a tie-break after the last round, on Sunday 27. January 2019. The time control for two Blitz games is 5 min + 3 sec and possible Armageddon in the third game (White has 5 minutes and Black 4 minutes, + 3 sec increment as of move 60). Drawing of lots will be provided by the Chief Arbiter. A tie-break will start at 18.00 hours sharp. During the tie-break only a selected number of press photographers and camera crews will be allowed in the playing area.

If other games are still in progress then, they will be moved to the “Amateur section” close to the Masters and Challengers groups, where they will be continued. The Chief Arbiter will decide when these games will be moved and players are expected to abide by this decision.

Tiebreak criteria for play-off

  1. the mutual result
  2. the Sonneborn-Berger score
  3. the player with more number of games with black
  4. drawing of lots